10 Random Acts of Kindness You Can Perform this Christmas

Nine days until Christmas and I've done a pretty good job of "keeping Christ in Christmas". Not perfect, but pretty good. I have avoided the mall as much as possible - just one trip to eat at a restaurant my son is working at (very proud of him and had a good dinner!). The tree is up and decorated and the nativity is prominently displayed. Even with all of that, I find it hard to focus on the real meaning of the season so Laurie and I put this little list of Random Acts of Kindness that we are going to try and work through over the next nine days, starting today. I hope you join us - and please add your ideas for others in the comments - maybe we can inspire some wonder-filled moments during the next week and a half. Mother-Theresa-Quote-1

          1. Pay for the person's coffee behind you at the drive-thru.
          2. Write an anonymous "you are special" note to someone.
          3. Wave someone into the parking space you were waiting for at the mall.
          4. Tell the person that checks you out at the store how good a job they are doing.
          5. When you see someone in uniform, thank them for their service (military, police, fire, rescue, it doesn't matter - they put their lives on the line for you.)
          6. Put some cash in the Salvation Army's kettle AND thank the bell ringer for what they are doing.
          7. Buy some extra groceries at the store and bring them to the local food pantry or your church's food collection.
          8. Drop off a Dunkin' Donuts (or Starbuck's) gift card at the police or fire station.
          9. Surprise that special someone with something special when they are not expecting it.
          10. Make a donation to your favorite charity in someone else's honor.
          Bonus 1: Call an old friend that you haven't spoken to in a while just to say hello.
          Bonus 2: give a

World Vision Micro Gift Card

         to someone - give the joy of funding someone's dreams!
    Merry Christmas, and may all the joy and peace that Christ brings live in your hearts this season and always.
Do GoodRobert Ferretti