Give Kindness This Christmas

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Why not give kindness this Christmas?

I read a really disturbing news article yesterday about how the police are going to be stretched once again this Christmas. Not just due to drink-driving, nor unruly drunken behaviour, but due to going out to calls from people with mental health issues. BBC News Story

Christmas can be a difficult time for lots of people. The added stresses strains, money worries or loneliness can escalate quickly on top of an already struggling mindset. It’s easy to forget amidst the hustle and bustle of getting ready for Christmas ourselves that there are others out there that aren’t going to have such a great time.

Give Kindness this Christmas

Give Kindness This Christmas

So, how can we give kindness this Christmas? There are a lot of ways to give help to others.

  • Maybe volunteer to help out at a food bank or a kitchen for the homeless in your area. There are often lots of calls on social media for help at this time of year. Even sharing these widely on your own pages may help.
  • Or give food and clothes to charity. Christmas is a great time to have a clear out
  • Maybe there is a nationwide charity that is close to your heart? Perhaps you can volunteer to work in one of their shops in 2019? That’s a gift that keeps on giving.
  • Do you know of an elderly person who may be alone on Christmas day? Offer to go round for half an hour and share some cheer. And if you really can, offer to do a job for them in the home or garden. My Rose Tinted Gift Voucher can be printed as an IOU.

Give Kindness This Christmas

I was reminded a few days ago that on Twitter Sarah Millican hosts a twitter chat on Christmas Day itself, called #joinin . If you follow this hashtag and Sarah on Twitter you will be able to join in the chat and hopefully feel that you have a bit more company if you are on your own.

I thankfully have never been alone on Christmas Day. But do spare a thought for those who do, and give kindness this Christmas!

Do let me know if you plan to do any of these things, I’d love to hear your comments and suggestions.

Give Kindness This Christmas

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15 Replies to “Give Kindness This Christmas”

  1. Mummy here and there says:

    What lovely kind gestures to give someone at Christmas time. Small things but they go a long way and really help someone in need X #pocolo

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  2. Spectrum Mum says:

    Loved this post. We are doing exactly this at my school this year and we have a school in a box scheme. The children are donating school supplies for children in Eastern europe in partnership with a local charity who do a lot of work there. It gives me all the Christmas feels. Lovely post with just the spirit we need at Christmas. #POCOLO

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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      That sounds like such a great charity. Thank you for reading!

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  3. Lisa Pomerantz says:

    Jo, it sounds to me like you are the magic of Christmas! What a wonderful list for us all to read and ponder. I love it! Kindness is so needed in this world, especially now. <3 #blogcrush xoxo

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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you so much for such a lovely compliment Lisa. If we all do our bit, hopefully we will all have a much nicer 2019!

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  4. Liberty Henwick says:

    I love this, have pinned it too! I think the suggestion to go around and help an elderly person is brilliant, it might cost you some effort and time but will make all the difference in the world to the other person. And the bonus is, it makes you feel good too! We can easliy get wrapped up in our own concerns at this time of the year as it’s so busy but this is the season of giving and what could be better than giving kindness? #blogcrush

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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you so much, and also thank you for sharing. It is amazing how little can make someone else’s day. We often forget it. Thank you for reading.

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  5. Daydreams of a Mum says:

    This is such a lovely thoughtful post. I love Sarah Millican #joinin on Twitter and usually pop on at some point during Christmas day #blogcrush

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