There are more words written by a close friend in this post than my own but as you can see they have a story to tell and a purpose.
This year, perhaps more than any other year, we need kindness. This year, more than any other time it seems, kindness can seem to be in hiding. There is so much blame being laid out at governments and health regions for doing too much or doing too little. There is so much anger from those who are compliant to those who don’t believe there is any reason to be compliant.
But there is much goodness in the world as well and we need to remember that. We need to focus on what we can do.
It’s a strange time to be sure and the unusual circumstances of the year had clean driven the usual December activities right off my radar. Truthfully, without J’s “gentle push” in the background, I would have probably skipped this year’s In Gratitude of Kindness Advent Calendar.
I think her words do the concept of the calendar & our activities justice. They also highlight what the world needs now. In fact I think they are so well written that they are the star of the show. They are also going to inspire me to get out of my hermit space and shower others with kindness. I will take my copy and make notes about who gets what when. I will bake and make and drop stuff off. I will do a donation on Giving Tuesday (the first day of December) for the whole 25 days because once I commit to doing it I am all in. I just needed the reminder that I can be kind without blowing my bubble.
I encourage you all to think outside your own “box” and see what kindness you can pay forward this advent season. Take this calendar and tweak it; swap days or activities. Find recipients for your deeds; do it on the sly or be upfront. Whatever works for you. Make it your own. Make the world a kinder place to be.
I have had a love of the written word for my entire life. It's no surprise that eventually I found a platform where I could write. It's random; sometimes funny, occasionally sad, maybe even at times from anger and I lean towards creative photography and hands on crafts. I have a few blogs that high light these interests.
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