This is one of my favourite times of year. Christmas is a time where we come together with our families, The time for giving, I’m not just talking presents.
Christmas is time to appreciate what we have, and who we have in our lives, because not everyone in this world has the same.
So, I thought of some ideas, and some of these are still my goal for the future.
Donate stuff you don’t need anymore to your local charity shop:
With Christmas just around the corner and the January sales looming close as Well we always seem to accumulate a lot of new things this time of year. Therefor nows the perfect opportunity to donate the stuff you don’t need any more to a good cause.
Shoe box presents for a homeless person:
I don’t really agree with giving money to people living on the streets because you can’t guarantee that it’s going to be spent on the right thing. A small gesture such as buying a meal deal or a hot drink could really make a difference to someone who’s having a low time. If you have more time though grab a shoe box and fill it with little bits like tooth paste, deodorant, dry food, winter warmers like a scarf. Basically a little care package that could help them through with the cold weather.
Be a good listener:
This time of year can be challenging. By taking the time to listen to someone could be a bigger gesture then what you think. We all need a friend when we really need support.
Donate some pet food/toys to an arc:
Pets are in need too! and since some animal shelters survive only on donations, small gifts like this will really be appreciated by these furry little friends!
Volunteer at a homeless shelter:
I’ve never had the chance to do this yet. BUT, this is such a beautiful idea. Homeless shelters normally need volunteers to help with serving hot meals and keeping things going.
Show some appreciation:
Is there anybody that you see on a regular basis that always takes the time to smile and be polite!? Maybe it’s your regular cashier in your corner shop. Or your doctor. Or someone closer to you. Try taking a minute to write a thank you note, or a small card to make there day and feel appreciated.
There is probably thousands more things you could do thisIs there anything else you do as a selfless act? Id love to hear your ideas.