Use Random Acts of Kindness to Improve Your Holidays
By Patricia Davis, MS
Dec 1, 2018
Updated Oct 25, 2023
5 min read
During the holidays we’re more likely to reach out to one another in service and love. At least, that’s what we’re told we should do. In reality, we’re strapped for cash and time. Our hearts might not swell with good will as we try to figure out just how to get through the season, let alone how to make a difference as we do.
Although it’s always fun to hear magnificent stories of generosity during the holidays, that kind of service isn’t always possible or needed. You don’t need to buy Christmas gifts for an entire family, leave a hundred-dollar tip for your waitress, or invite the entire neighborhood over for a holiday party. But there are small things you can do to get yourself in the holiday spirit and improve the holidays for you and those around you. These small acts of kindness are easy to do — and they’ll brighten the lives of everyone around you in small ways and help get you in the holiday spirit.
Remember, little things can make a difference in someone else’s life this holiday season — and by doing small acts of kindness, you can get yourself in the holiday spirit without maxing out your time, money, or energy.