By this early part of this time of the year, you are getting your tree up, decorations out, and the whole shopping started (unless of course your heritage has you celebrating a different holiday).
For some, Christmas is eggnog flowing as the musical sounds of carols through the radio/stereo. I can see a twilit room, illuminated by twinkling lights on a tree, sipping hot cocoa in my minds' eye.
Of course the real version tends to be a tad more stress-filled.
What we all need is a li'l time, love, and tenderness.
We actually can make that happen, by giving the gift of kindness. (That and love are what makes the world go round!)
Following our Thanksgiving Theme of gratitude, here are two great places to go do just this:
- "Random Acts of Kindness Christmas Calendar for Kids: from Wondermom Wannabee:
- This is a really good way for kids to see there is more to Christmas than the greediness of their "I wanna" wishlist.
- Check it out here below.
- On the Wondermom Wannabee site, there are further links of how to expand on this idea.
- Upworthy's "29 Simple Acts of Kindness that Might Just Turn Someones Whole Day Around" is another excellent article with a lot of ways to help brighten someones holiday. (Here's another similar list from Coffee Cups & Crayons blog, a few years back.
It's the perfect type of advent calendar to bring into your holiday!!
"Random Acts of Kindness Christmas Calendar for Kids" pic from http://wondermomwannabe.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Random-Acts-of-Kindness-Calendar.pdf, ornament image from http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2014/12/40-random-acts-christmas-kindness.html:Christmas Kindness" image from http://www.dearcreatives.com/free-printables-christmas-kindness/