A Season for Kindness


Can you believe it’s December already? Many of you spent the weekend with family, putting up holiday decorations. Some of you may have fought the crowds for some Black Friday bargains. A few of you may have even polished up your Christmas wish lists.  This year has flown by and on my mind this weekend is how we’ve found ourselves at the end of the “12 Months of Kindness” campaign.

What a great year it’s been! If you’ve been following along, you’ve completed 11 acts of kindness that undoubtedly impacted dozens of people and animals, if not more. You’ve posted kind sticky notes, picked up litter, donated toys, given up your place in line, sent cards to someone you care about… just to name a few. You should be proud of yourselves!


I can think of only one way to end this little campaign of ours… and that’s to turn it over to you. You’re certainly qualified! This month I just want to hear about how YOU choose to show kindness to others. You might give blood, you might volunteer to serve a meal in a homeless shelter, and I know many of you will participate in a toy drive. This time of year brings out the best in people – the Christmas spirit fills us with love and generosity. You’ll bake and giveaway cookies, you’ll scoop snow from your neighbors sidewalk or maybe you’ll scrape ice from a stranger’s car windows.

I couldn’t be happier to have shared this year with you. I never imagined so many people would join this campaign so enthusiastically. You’ve inspired me and I can’t wait to hear how this story continues through your kind acts.

Happy Holidays!