Advent Calendar of Kindness 2020 Day 11

I thought that this year, we can start something new. Instead of stressing out, and going out to buy all of these presents for everyone. We can spread love and kindness to each other. We shouldn’t have to go into debt to show someone we care and love them.

In today’s challenge, we are going to write, or electronically send a thank you card to a loved one. Let this person, or loved ones if you want to send more than one. Let them know how much you appreciate and love them. I am going to send my boyfriend, my two cousins, and two friends of mine a nice message about why I appreciate them.

Advent Calendar of Kindness 2020 Day 10

I thought it would be a wonderful time for us to send cheer and love, and focus less on the stress, the commercialization of Christmas.

Today’s challenge is to reach out to a friend, or a family member. Whether it’s you sending them a letter, an email, text message, or a phone call, or another way, I’m sure they will love it. We are often too busy and stressing out about our never ending to-do lists, that we miss out on what is truly important.

Today, I got to see my sister, and my niece, which I haven’t seen them in about a month. I felt really happy to see her, and I can tell they were happy, too. We went to the park before the sun went down, that was fun. We had dinner together. While my sister cooked dinner, I got to play with my niece in her room. She was showing me all of her toys. That was a lot of fun. She was smiling when she kept on putting her tiara on my head. That was cute.

Please know that you don’t have to buy this person a gift. Your words will be enough.

Advent Calendar of Kindness 2020 Day 9

Today’s challenge, is going through your books to see if you can donate any to any loved ones, charities, libraries.

I have a lot of books that I have twice, and my sister does, too. Which is how I got to keep Go Ask Alice, because she bought another copy, forgetting about having a copy of it. So I am able to give books away for Christmas, which is pretty cool.

Advent Calendar of Kindness 2020 Day 8

This is Tuesday’s post. Sorry about that, just been busy.

Make a loved one something to eat. I always appreciate someone cooking for me. I have a lot of fun of cooking for others, too.

I feel like the time and money spent on this dinner, is better than a gift. You get to spend time together, and enjoy each other’s company over a delicious meal. To me, that provides me more joy than opening a present.

Advent Calendar of Kindness 2020 Day 6

It’s another day, so let’s do another feel good challenge. Today let’s work on taking care of yourself, so we can take care of others.

Today is Self Care Sunday. Let’s take care of our souls. You should do something that is going to make you happy. I don’t know what makes everyone happy, but for me, it’s taking a bubble bath, with some candles. Another one of my favourite is reading with a cup of tea, curled up under a blanket. Or watching my favourite show. Or going for a walk, especially right now that people have their Christmas lights on.

Do something that is going to make you happy and relaxed. Today, I plan on watching football. It’s going to be a lot of fun. I enjoy watching football. Although it isn’t as fun since my team isn’t playing. My team plays on Monday. I’m super excited for it.

Advent Calendar of Kindness 2020 Day 5

I hope everyone is able to participate in at least one of these advent calendar missions. I thought it is better to spread some holiday cheer and love instead of having to buy someone something. Some people are lonely due to their city’s restrictions, so this may just make their holiday even more memorable than their gifts.

Today’s challenge is to give a friend, or a loved one, or anyone whom you interact with throughout the day your undivided attention. It seems like sometimes we may keep glancing at our phones whilst someone is talking to us. Mind you, I’m not saying you have to turn your phone off, completely, because some people might need their phones in case they need to be contacted, because there is an emergency. But when they’re talking to you, I’m sure they would appreciate you if you just listened, instead of watching a show, or playing a game, etc.

Or if you are checking out of a grocery store, have some courtesy by refraining from listening to your music, or talking to someone else on the phone, when they are asking you questions.

The world needs more love, and courtesy.

Advent Calendar of Kindness 2020 Day 2

Instead of indulging with a calendar of chocolate, counting down to Christmas, I thought it would be a better way to celebrate with being kind to others, and this allows us to spread love to strangers, and people we care about.

Today’s Challenge is to let someone go in front of you in a line. I know people are visiting less stores these days. but if you are ever in line, let someone go in front of you. I tried to do this a few days ago when I went to the grocery store, but the lady said it was okay. I tried, but hopefully the next person I offer agrees. If they don’t, it’s not a big deal to me.

I try my best to spread love, and kindness to everyone I see, and talk to. I enjoy seeing people happy, and smile because of something I have done, and said. 🙂

This year, spread kindness, not germs.

Advent Calendar of Kindness 2020 Day One

I came across this idea about advent calendar of kindness in one of my memories, and I thought what better way to spend some joy and holiday cheer. This year has been such a difficult year for all of us. I hope this helps us show each other love and compassion. I’ll be documenting my journey throughout the month.

Today’s mission is to give someone a hug, or a compliment someone. Hugging may be off limits depending on your situation, and what you are comfortable with. But feel free to give someone a compliment today.

I always hug my boyfriend before he leaves for work, and when he comes back, and before bed. So I did that one already.

My compliment was to my cousin, and I told her how lucky I was to have her, and how much I miss hanging out with her. Her and I are going to make plans later on to hang out with each other some day. I love that girl.

I already gave my sister and my niece a compliment earlier. My sister sent me a photo of my niece all bundled up in her winter gear. It’s her first time wearing snow pants. I thought she looked adorable. 🙂

Suddenly I See – KT Tunstall

Happy Music Monday, on a Tuesday!

I picked this song because it expresses woman empowerment and how we should all work together, and be kind to one another.

“Suddenly I see (suddenly I see)
This is what I wanna be
Suddenly I see (suddenly I see)
Why the hell it means so much to me”

-KT Tunstall, Suddenly I See

Day Eight

Let’s recall a time where we are thankful for the generosity of strangers. Some days it might seem like we really don’t give much appreciation to them.

They are often very nice, such as when you ask them for directions because you’re travelling in a foreign city. Or they may even give you spare change because you dropped a coin and no longer have enough fare for the bus. Or if a stranger gives you the rest of their arcade tickets to your kids.

Just know that not all strangers are dangerous, some can be generous. But never take their kindness for granted.

Today, I am grateful for the strangers I see reading books at the cafe I used to work at for their reading recommendations.

Remember your friends were once strangers.