Normally, year-end posts are all about numbers. Consumer debt reductions. Mortgage payoffs. Portfolio numbers. Net worth increases. And my last post about paying off $27,000 worth of debt was no exception.
But to round out the year, I wanted to highlight one of the few goals that I actually kept that made me most happy. A few weeks back, I questioned if I was giving enough. At the end of the post, I promised that I would tackle a 31-Day Kindness Challenge for the month of December and asked my students to do the same.
So to bid adieu to 2017, I thought I’d share a snapshot of that challenge with you. Here are some of my favorite acts of kindness:
- Donated two winter coats I could have sold.
- Donated gently used scarves and gloves.
- Shopped for the food pantry each time I grocery shopped.
- Bought materials and made a no-sew blanket with my students.
- Made our usual monthly donations.
- Let someone go in front of me at the grocery store.
- Turned in a pair of lost gloves in the Target parking lot.
- Called an out-of-town relative every week.
- Shoveled in front of our neighbor’s house.
- Paid our cleaning lady double for the holidays.
- Decorated the cemetery for my nana.
- Helped my neighbors track down a lost package.
- Bought some treats for Mr. P at the grocery store.
- Hooked up my parents’ wireless printer and taught my dad how to print from his phone. By the grace of a technology god somewhere.
- Tossed spare change in every bell ringer bucket I passed.
I’m wishing you all the best for 2017. My regular posting schedule will resume on January 4, giving me just enough time to soak up some much-needed rest, recap some awkward moments, and work out some grand plans for the new year. Cheers to you, friends!
So Tell Me…What’s your favorite random act of kindness? What are your plans for the new year?