Thanksgiving!

Hello Friends! In honor of Thanksgiving next week, I am going to show you ways to give back this holiday season!

I love thanksgiving because it gives you an excuse to tell people how much they mean to you and how thankful you are for them (you should do that everyday, but if you don’t heres your chance!)

GIVING BACK:

This one is super easy, so I want everyone to take part!

I went to my local Fresh and Easy Market and purchased food that I donated to homeless shelter. It was easy as pie! (Get it? 😉 )

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I got sweet potatoes, corn, string beans and other canned vegetables!

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IMG_3547 IMG_3548It was so simple! I bought the food, and just put it in the donation box! It may seem like just a small amount of food, but like I always say

“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness” -Scott Adams

I know other grocery stores have the same program, so check out your local store and donate, even if its just a few cans!

Another thing I did (because I always have to do a craft) was THANKFUL TURKEYS!

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I just took some construction paper and made little turkeys.
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I left one on my RA's board as a surprise!

I left one on my RA’s board as a surprise!

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Even though she told me my turkeys look like eggs, I'll keep her on here....

Even though she told me my turkeys look like eggs, I’ll keep her on here….

I gave more to a lot of others, but I didn’t get pictures.

Even if you don’t want to make paper turkeys (why would you not???) tell someone you’re thankful for them!

I am thankful for YOU! If you’re reading my blog, I am thankful that you are too trying to find ways to put kindness into your life. I am so grateful ❤

Have a happy Thanksgiving! XOXO

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Everyday Kindness

Hello Friends!

This week I am going to give you simple ideas on ways you can be kind!

 

Help a child learn. Volunteer at a local school, or a boys and girls club. Helping children is one of the most rewarding experiences!

 

Return a shopping cart. Just think of the person who is in charge of bringing in all the carts and how much easier you made their job.

 

Help someone for free. Someone needs help bringing in groceries? Needs help mowing their lawn? Help them out for nothing in return.

 

Hold a door open for someone. Its simply common curtsy!

 

Donate used books to the library. Many people don’t have access to books due to financial situations. Help nurture an education!

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Pick up trash. Not your own trash, but just some trash laying on the ground. Its kind to mother earth!

 

Be a designated driver. I’m in college, I know people like to go out. I am always the driver because Drunk Driving is very dangerous.

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Thank someone. Thank person who gives you your drink at starbucks, a bus driver, or a mailman.

 

Make a new friend. Introduce yourself to a stranger, and start a conversation! You never know what kind of people you will come across!

 

“A little kindness from person to person is better than a vast love for all humankind.” -Richard Dehmel

Go out there show the world your kind heart! ❤