Thursday, December 3, 2020

Do Good December

This Do Good December Calendar is from the people at Action for Happiness, who say:
2020 has been a difficult year in so many ways.  We have suffered with uncertainty, anxiety, isolation and challenges with our financial situation, health or relationships.  One thing that can hold us together and help us get through is kindness.  Although we can't change our situation, we can choose to respond to others (and ourselves) with kindness.  And when we're kind, everything goes better.  We help others, we help ourselves and we encourage others to be kinder too.
December 1
~ Share the Kindness Calendar with others and spread kindness.
December 2
~ Contact someone you can't be with to see how they are.
December 3
~ Offer to help someone who is facing difficulties at the moment.
December 4
~ Give kind comments to as people people as possible today.
December 5
~ Make a gift for someone who is homeless or feeling lonely.
December 6
~ Support a charity, cause, or campaign you really care about.
December 7
~ Leave a positive message for someone else to find.
December 8
~ Do something helpful for a friend or family member.
December 9
~ Notice when you're hard on yourself or others and be kind instead.
December 10
~ Listen wholeheartedly to others without judging them.
December 11
~ Be generous.  Feed someone with food, love, or kindness today.
December 12
~ Buy an extra item and donate it to a local food bank.
December 13
~ See how many different people you can smile at today.
December 14
~ Share a happy memory or inspiring thought with a loved one.
December 15
~ Contact an elderly neighbor and brighten up their day.
December 16
~ Look for something positive to say to everyone you speak to.
December 17
~ Practice gratitude.  List the kind things others have done for you.
December 18
~ Give away something that you have been holding on to.
December 19
~ Buy locally and support independent shops near you.
December 20
~ Contact someone who may be alone or feeling isolated.
December 21
~ Appreciate kindness and thank people who do things for you.
December 22
~ Congratulate someone for an achievement that may go unnoticed.
December 23
~ Choose to give or receive the gift of forgiveness.
December 24
~ Bring joy to others.  Share something which made you laugh.
December 25
~ Treat everyone with kindness today, including yourself!
December 26
~ Get outside.  Pick up litter or do something kind for nature.
December 27
~ Call a relative who is far away to say hello and have a chat.
December 28
~ Be kind to the planet.  Eat less meat and use less energy.
December 29
~ Turn off digital devices and really listen to people.
December 30
~ Let someone know how much you appreciate them and why.
December 31
~ Plan some new acts of kindness to do in 2021.

Let's look beyond our differences and help
each other.  Every act of kindness matters.


Unknown said...

Thank you for this thoughtful reflection, Bonnie. It reminds me of the starfish story and the difference we can make, even on small levels.

Jane S.

Helen's Book Blog said...

What I like best about these calendars is that the tasks are so doable. They don't cost money and can be done quickly and have great effect.