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Thursday, December 7, 2017

RAKs


While in North Georgia last week I picked up this free magazine .



Northwest Georgia does have a lot of places to see and things to do so this will come in handy while we are there over Christmas.

One article listed a Random Act of Kindness to do as an Advent Activity. Each day on the calendar suggests something kind you can do for others. Here are a few of them.

1.Say only positive things on Social Media.
2.Buy coffee for the person behind you at Starbucks.( I go to MacDonalds and I have done this in the past. It never gets old.)
3.Leave Sticky notes( or painted rocks) with encouraging messages on them around town.
4.Make a care package for someone who is grieving during the holidays.
5.Send a Thank You note to someone who has inspired you.
6.Donate clothing or food to a charity.
7.Help an elderly friend put up their decorations. Don't forget to come back after the holidays and help them put them away again.
8.Leave a small gift in the mailbox for your postal carrier.
9.Buy dessert for someone you see eating out alone.
10.Take a hot drink to someone you see working outdoors.

These are just a few of their good ideas. I am going to try to implement some of these this Christmas.

6 comments:

Mary said...

Great suggestions for Random acts of kindness to make someone's day a bit brighter, which is what the season is all about, loving your neighbor.

Phoebes World said...

Fabulous ideas...
I was actually getting my Peppermint Mocha at MacDonalds the other day...and was totally inspired to buy the old homeless guy outside a Big Mac Meal. He was so grateful and chatty.. I wish I could do it more often.. but maybe I will and give someone MY coffee
Have a wonderful day
Phoebe x

Robin in Virginia said...

What a great idea for an Advent calendar! Thank you for sharing it, Arlene.

PS What a lovely cover of the magazine you picked up!

RJ said...

I love this idea Arlene. They are wonderful suggestions to do all year long. Thank you for the list. I am going to copy it and add some of my own. It really is the true meaning of Christmas. My son buys kids' meals and gives them to the homeless all year long. RJ

Mari said...

These are such great ideas! Thanks for sharing them - I'll have to do some of them.

Terri D said...

Those ideas make for great random acts of kindness!! Thanks for sharing them with us. Most are easily doable!!