Kindness Challenge Day 19

Day 19: Cook an extra meal and drop it off to someone

I baked like a mad woman last weekend. Then I set aside some of every requested treat for my friend A.

A just had a baby. Her 4th. And then when said baby was 2 weeks old, A had emergency surgery. Then she got a post op infection because who can rest with four kids.

So now she’s on doctor ordered bed rest, with four kids, and a sweet, kind, loving, but slightly clueless hubs. And it’s Christmas.

They got food in the freezer (hello she had three kids to start, she knew to cook months of meals ahead and stock the freezer).

Home made double chocolate cookies, fudge, peppermint bark, snickerdoodles, and apple pie cheesecake bites…that ain’t coming out of the freezer.

Side note: Apple pie cheesecake bites. Heaven! I’ll post the recipe after the holidays.

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If you don’t know what I am talking about with the whole Kindness Challenge, you can find the calendar here. All normal posts will resume in January. Enjoy the time off. Enjoy the kindness. Practice a little yourself.

Kindness Challenge Day 17

Day 17: Take some supplies to a local animal shelter

Does it count if I dropped stuff off to them a couple of months back? sigh.

Probably not. LOL.

Just give me a fail for this one. LOL

If you don’t know what I am talking about with the whole Kindness Challenge, you can find the calendar here. All normal posts will resume in January. Enjoy the time off. Enjoy the kindness. Practice a little yourself.

Kindness Challenge Day 16

Day 16: Make a card or decoration for someone special….

 

I made stollen today. It’s this Dutch bread that is traditionally eaten at Easter but that my husband’s mom always made at Christmas. It’s full of raisins and cranberries and a secret surprise – a huge log of almond paste in the middle.

The hubs loves it.

The MIL died a few years back. Just long enough for the bread to be a happy memory, not a sad one.

It’s not a card or decoration but my husband is someone special and five hours of kneading, waiting, kneading, waiting, baking for something I can’t eat…good enough.

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If you don’t know what I am talking about with the whole Kindness Challenge, you can find the calendar here. All normal posts will resume in January. Enjoy the time off. Enjoy the kindness. Practice a little yourself.

Kindness Challenge Day 15

Day 15: Pay it forward. Pay for a strangers hot drink (in a cafe)

 

This might be the most self serving day yet. Woot.

This sweet little challenge meant I needed to hit the Starbucks drive through on my way to co-op. Make my day, why don’t you?

I usually don’t go because ten bucks a week adds up to 500 a year. Which sounds like very little but 500 dollars worth of coffee pays for a lot. Lest you think I am too altruistic, let me just say, I’m talking about 4 months of massages at one every 3 weeks. Priorities my friends. LOL

But today I got coffee, yummy coffee, and a spiced apple cider for the kiddo and paid for the car behind me. Which is double nice because I will never see those people again and won’t have to suffer through an awkward thank you.

 

If you don’t know what I am talking about with the whole Kindness Challenge, you can find the calendar here. All normal posts will resume in January. Enjoy the time off. Enjoy the kindness. Practice a little yourself.

Kindness Challenge Day 13

Day 13: Give a compliment to as many people as possible today.

 

Huh. This is an interesting one. I feel my creative juices revving up. Because of course, I can’t just flop out some lame-ass don’t you look nice today. The compliments need to matter.

On the other hand this is my stay home day, LOL.

I will probably only see my son and my hubs. I tell both of them the ways in which they are wonderful each day.

Okay, I will think of ten friends I can send a short text, email, or message to – and I will tell them something thoughtful, kind, and encouraging today.

 

If you don’t know what I am talking about with the whole Kindness Challenge, you can find the calendar here. All normal posts will resume in January. Enjoy the time off. Enjoy the kindness. Practice a little yourself.

Kindness Challenge Day 12

Day 12: Offer hugs to your family and friends.

 

Seriously? This must be like a rest day in a work out challenge or something.

I am ridiculously huggy.

I think a hug solves everything. LOL.

Ok, maybe not, but it sure flippin helps just about everything.

 

If you don’t know what I am talking about with the whole Kindness Challenge, you can find the calendar here. All normal posts will resume in January. Enjoy the time off. Enjoy the kindness. Practice a little yourself.

 

Kindness Challenge – Day 10

Day 10: Give clothes, blankets or toys to those who may need them

 

Every year we do toys for foster kids. It’s like this game with my son. He gets to go through the toy section throwing things into a cart like a mad shopping spree. Then he marches it into the collection site and gives it all away.

But since that’s pretty easy peasy and something I do each year…

Today I spent a chunk of my morning sorting out the donations that have been accumulating in my garage all fall. A friend is collecting items for a charity she believes in that provides therapy to children with special needs. But everything has to be sorted. Bleh.

Whatever, I sucked it up and did the work. It didn’t kill me. Tomorrow I can drop it to the friend for her charity drive.

Win, win. Clean garage. Help out a friend and a worth while charity.

 

If you don’t know what I am talking about with the whole Kindness Challenge, you can find the calendar here. All normal posts will resume in January. Enjoy the time off. Enjoy the kindness. Practice a little yourself.

Kindness Challenge – Day 9

Day 9: Buy some extra items and donate them to a local food bank

My son is cub scout. Every year they do a program called “lunch for the break.” It fills back packs with easy to make food supplies for kids who may not have enough at home while school is not in session.

The hubs is supposed to handle all scout related items but I got this one covered.

Mac and Cheese, PC and J, oatmeal, cereal, chili, soup, and spaghetti o’s. Not the highest nutrition but something a kid can microwave for themselves and not go hungry.

How about you? Grab a few extra items? You can also do the quick buy a bag at most grocery stores for ten bucks.

If you don’t know what I am talking about with the whole Kindness Challenge, you can find the calendar here. All normal posts will resume in January. Enjoy the time off. Enjoy the kindness. Practice a little yourself.

 

Kindness Challenge – Day 8

Day 8: Say something positive to everyone you meet today

I blew this. Bad

I barely slept last night. Stressing about a huge meeting at the co-op today. The Co-op which is in serious trouble from total lack of parent involvement despite the co-op name. Co-op where I have resigned from the board pending the return of our President from maternity leave. Co-op where I had to lead a community meeting this morning and listen to people bitch about how the board doesn’t do enough to make things easier for the parents.

I suppose eventually I said positive things to many people but I was also way harsh to others.

I fell rather cruddy about it all actually. I need 90 minutes of yoga and a long, hot shower.

If you don’t know what I am talking about with the whole Kindness Challenge, you can find the calendar here. All normal posts will resume in January. Enjoy the time off. Enjoy the kindness. Practice a little yourself.

Kindness Challenge – Day 7

Day 7: Pick up litter or leaves in your local neighborhood

Thursday is the kiddo’s day to walk the dog in the morning. But today I went with him and we picked up all the litter and dog poop left by others on our path. It’s seriously gross how many people don’t pick up after their dogs.

It didn’t add any time to our busy day and it left the world a little nicer.

If you don’t know what I am talking about with the whole Kindness Challenge, you can find the calendar here. All normal posts will resume in January. Enjoy the time off. Enjoy the kindness. Practice a little yourself.