Happy Humddaaaaayyy Everyone! As you know today is Wednesday and for us here at the blog its the day we talk about Kindness and, hopefully, put something into ACTION. I am really excited to share something super neat with you guys today – something that aligns perfectly with this concept. Its called the Be Nice Box and I originally read about it on Heather’s blog over at thenheathersaid.com. And heres a link to the actual post that announces the be Nice Box Check THIS out: Announcing: Be Nice Box
The box is a type of subscription service where you order the box and it comes with a month’s worth of specific suggestions and, in some cases, the supplies you will need (which are pretty minimal) to carry out several of those suggestions. I just got my December box yesterday and it was so adorable! I think this entire concept is awesome and I can’t wait to implement at least a few of the acts.
In December here are a couple of ideas that I particularly like:
* Handing out hygiene kits to someone in need – a little sample was included here. I’ve actually done this before and its a fantastic idea especially in the winter. Overnight shelters are ridiculously full at this time of year and people who need shelter generally do not have everyday necessities like toothbrush/toothpaste/soap/deoderant/etc. So the shelters really appreciate donations like this that they can hand out to those in need.
*Buy a hot drink for a bell ringer or other volunteer who’s task involves standing (probably outside) for an extended period of time.
* Surprise a co-worker, friend, stranger with a little chocolate to brighten their day
* Send a recent photo to a family member or friend telling them how much you care about them – bonus points if you include a handwritten note! (I’m sort of combining two ideas here but they seem made for each other so I took the liberty!)
The list I was sent actually had 15 ideas on it and even a little gift for ME as well. Seriously – what more could you ask for????
Please check this service out! I even think it would be a cool GIFT to give at the holidays. The service is not expensive at all (less than $15.00/month) so you could afford to give a 3 months subscription even. You can connect with them via:
Thats its for now – please do something kind today! And if you do – I’d truly love to hear what you did – please comment and let me know! All the best to you and yours – Jessica