I participate in an online girl’s bible study a couple of times a month. During our last meeting, one of the women spoke about how she had read a blog about a woman who celebrated her 38th birthday by doing 38 acts of kindness.
Check out the original blog here.
She then proposed that we consider doing something similar during this Christmas season. And thus, the 12 Days of Kindness was born.
Here are the basics:
We propose doing twelve random acts of kindness this holiday season. The acts are meant to be random and anonymous. You can do as many acts as you’d like, but the goal is twelve.
Why are we doing this?
We believe that the holiday season is about more than gift giving and mindless shopping. It’s about the birth of our Savior and showing God’s love during this beautiful, yet short season. In order to show this love, we plan to complete these acts of kindness towards complete strangers.
Can you participate?
Please, please join us in this venture. As they say, the more the merrier. This is a great opportunity to show family, friends, and even kids what the season is about. Also, you don’t have to be a Christian to participate.
What do I do?
Go to our website: http://www.12daysofkindness.com/ and check things out. Friend us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/12daysofkindness. Follow along with the stories and share ideas about what you can do.
Summit your own stories of the acts you do on our website. Everything will be anonymous. Don’t forget to take and post pictures, if possible.
When should I start my acts of kindness?
Everything begins December 1st. Anytime during the month of December, you can complete your acts of kindness.
Try to get others around you to join us. This will be a ton of fun and wonderful way to celebrate the season. So spread the word. Dig in. Let’s make this season kinder than ever before.