Random Acts of Kindness for Winter
Cultivating loving kindness in action is an important way to stay grounded and centered during the holidays. For many, winter can be a challenging season with increasing isolation and darker days. Spreading seeds of kindness can warm the heart during the colder months! Here are some ideas to get you started!
Shovel a Neighbor's driveway or sidewalk
Scrape a Neighbor's windshield
Make a big pot of soup and fill a container to gift a friend or person in need
Help cut some firewood for someone else
Knit scarves, mittens, or hats for those in need
Organize a winter coat donation
Hold the door for someone on a cold day
Donate books your children have outgrown to a family in need, the school library, or local library.
Write reviews for businesses you frequent that you enjoy or have had positive experiences with
Compliment the Manager about an employee
Write thank you notes for a teacher or person in your life that had a significant impact
Volunteer your time for a community organization
Sprinkle bird seed or set out a bird feeder
Create shelter areas for stray animals (see here: http://alleycatadvocates.org/communitycat-care-center/creating-winter-shelters/)
Donate tea bags, hot chocolate packs, and instant coffee to homeless shelters or food banks
Teach some skills that you have that you may not have time to during the spring and summer months, such as canning or sewing, or stained glass making, etc.
Cultivate seedlings for spring planting. Donate to a community garden, a friend in need, a food bank, or just pass out to those that would like some!
Make extra Valentine's to share with post person, neighbors, on someone's car, employees of places that you frequent.
Set up a seed swap
Make these cute plantable seed paper to share flowers with others! http://www.hillcitybride.com/2010/11/diy-from-pulp-art-plantable-paper/
Donate some toe warmers or hand warmers to those working out in the cold
Kindness is a something we can all contribute to the world! Simple random acts of Kindness, bless the giver and the receiver!
For an extra boost of energy, add Reiki to the items you share with others.