When people think about helping others, it’s sometimes the grand gesture that comes to mind — like the man in Florida that paid off $21K in lay-a-ways for strangers. While large-scale demonstrations of good will are a wonderful thing, very often it is the little random acts of kindness that are overlooked but, in the end, mean the most. Here are some tips on how to make a big difference with a small act of kindness this holiday season.
Saying “thank-you” is a simple, but powerful message. This is especially true when it is unexpected. There are many people that go in and out of your life on a daily basis, doing their jobs without knowing that their efforts — big or small — are appreciated. Take a moment and say, “Thank-you.”
Whether it is your child’s teacher or someone that has served in the armed forces or just your hairdresser, let them know that you appreciate them. Greeting cards can make this thank-you even more special.
Pay it forward
There’s nothing quite like getting ready to pay your bill only to find out that you don’t owe anything. Consider paying for the person behind you in line whether you are going through the drive-thru at a coffee shop, the toll way, or even the dry cleaners. It is sure to put a smile on someone’s face when they realize a complete stranger has thought of them.
The holidays can be a lonely time for some. Think of the elderly who might not have family around or who are unable to get out of their homes due to illness or weather conditions. Or chat with an old friend that hasn’t heard from you for a while. Both friends and family can fall through the cracks of busy lives. There is no better time of year to provide random acts of Christmas kindness. So, slow down and take the time to pick up the phone and call someone today. They would love to hear from you.
Let Someone Help You
If you have ever done something nice for someone, then you know the feeling it gives you. Not only have you helped someone else, you have made yourself feel good for doing so. It is truly the best kind of a win-win situation. So, the next time someone tries to help you, let them. It isn’t always easy to accept help — but remember the feeling helping someone gives you and give the gift of letting someone receive that feeling as well.
December is certainly the time for sending Christmas cards, but sometimes, it seems like there’s just no time to send them.. If that’s the case for you, consider sending friends and loved ones Christmas ecards. Ecards can be an inexpensive – or even free – way to brighten someone’s day. It only takes a moment.
Blue Mountain eCards help you connect with all the special people in your life. Spread kindness this Christmas season with their free card collection – 12 Gifts of Christmas Kindness. From their family to yours, Happy Holidays!
There are many ways to bring happiness and hope into people’s lives. It doesn’t take much, and it doesn’t need to cost a thing. Just by putting others first, you’ll find plenty of way to spread sunshine no matter where you go.