A Season for Kindness

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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!

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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!

Linus

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6 thoughts on “A Season for Kindness

  1. Oh sweet Linus, I admit I didn’t follow your 11 months of kindness, but I have donated items to goodwill, taken a stray cat off the street and got him tested and neutered and a new home, raised funds for two different cat shelters, donated blankets to a cat shelter, donated gently used cat toys to another cat shelter, helped a friend organize her auctions, donated to her auctions, visited a co-worker who was recovering from surgery and sent out the first batch of holiday cards. It’s been a busy year. 🙂 but I am very grateful to have the ability to help others.

  2. I’m going to help out with the Christmas Cruise, in Seattle, in a few weeks. We bring people, who are disabled, down to the Seattle Waterfront and they ride in the Argosy cruise boats for about 4 hrs. They have lunch, dance, visit with Santa, etc. Several of us, from my work, drive our paratransit buses and there are people we pick up that are already regular riders.

  3. I love it! These past 11 months have been SO much fun!!! Now I’m gonna have to get thinkin on how I want to play this month. You won’t be disappointed!

    • My neighbor was raking her leaves this morning. So I stopped by to help her gather them and bag. And ya know…..I did that because I’m always thinking about this kindness campaign now! I’m not really counting that as my December challenge. But I want you to know the impact you’ve had on me

  4. Hi Linus. thanks for everything you’ve done to help this year. here at our house we’ve been trying make you proud every month. And we’re not stopping either…gonna’ keep it up. I can’t wait till I can see you again and give you some lovin’! Maybe in the next few months when I’m drivng a transport leg to Charlotte me and your Mom can arange to meet up. Licks and sniffs, Auntie Jan

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