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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
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.
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.
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