Kindness Calendar: Day 3-4-5

Day 3 – “Leave a Happy Note for Someone Else to Find”

I was staying with a friend up in Green Bay on Saturday night, and I planned to leave him a happy little note when I left, but I admit, I forgot.  Instead, Sunday night I was writing out my bills (Yes, I still write checks and don’t have automatic withdrawal) and in the memo of each check I wrote “Merry Christmas”.  Whoever opens my bills, I hope it brings a smile to their face!

Day 4 – “Give Money for each bed in your house to a homeless charity”

I have one bed in my house, so after doing some research, I chose to give a financial gift to The Road Home Dane County.

Day 5 – “Count how many people you smiled at today”

Again, this was an easy one! I was helping out at a first time blood drive at MATC – Portage Campus.  I was assisting at the registration desk checking in the blood donors. I didn’t specifically count how many people I smiled at but I do know we had 27 people check in, so I smiled to at least that many people. Thank you to all the blood donors who give the gift of life this Holiday Season!

 

Kindness Calendar: Day 2

“Make some homemade gifts to give away this festive season.” 

I have this one nailed! For the past few weeks I have been a busy bee creating holiday ornaments to give to some of the volunteers that I work with and other special people. 

A year ago when my parents were cutting down trees on our family farm and I asked them to cut me some wood slices from those trees. I have been drying the wood for a year and now they are ready to be decorated and turned into holiday ornaments. 

Decorating is the fun, but simple party. Really something any DYI’er can do.  A simple stamp, ink pad, string and the thing that makes them pop is glitter spray paint. I like the Krylon Glitter Shimmer. 

Ta Da! You have an amazing natural Christmas tree ornament anyone would love and the best part it is all homemade!

 

 

Kindness Calendar!

It is December 1st! How did that happen? With every new month, and especially every new year, it always seems like a good time to me to start a “habit”. I came across this Kindness Calendar on the Action for Happiness website and thought, this is great!

With everything going on in the world, we truly need more kindness. I invite you to join me on this “kindness adventure”.  Day one – complete!