The lady I was sitting with on the plane didn't like sitting on the window so I swapped seats with her. She was so grateful and it felt really good. I'm not going to keep this specifically to Christmas. Whoever you are. Thank you. And Merry Christmas. We need more people wanting to make a difference, especially this time of year. I forfeited my place at our Christmas lunch, instead, I got a refund, left my office, and went and took Jeff (a homeless man who I also say hi to but never asked his name) to our own lunch. Hands down best thing I’ve ever done. Cheers for putting it out there. how do I go about continuing to spread the message? cheers and HNY to you and yours. My next door neighbour is old and finds this time of year hard. I never thought about it before and realised I had never said Merry Christmas to her. So I baked her some mince pies and took them round. She was so delighted and thankful. Mince pies may not have been the best but how I felt was unbelievable. Thanks for turning something so simple into something I hope you do every Christmas. Joined the gym. I’m a big bloke, never felt the need to diet or exercise but age caught up with me. My wife is so worried I’ll just “drop dead” her terms, not mine. I can see the stress on her face if I even struggle to get up. So I have joined the gym. Scary thought but she is worth it. And my kids too. Can’t wait until Christmas morning when I’ll tell them all. An elderly couple have been coming in to my store for milk every couple of days. still holding hands. banter about milk brands. then last week, nothing, until about 5 days later. he came in alone after his wife passed away. he said he didn’t want to drink milk anymore but that she would tell him to keep his calcium levels up. He cried. I shut the shop and i walked him to his little house. the next day, I bought him a rose which we planted in his wife’s honour. It wasn’t a big gesture but he was happy. Pretty happy to find someone who is happy to pay it forward in real life, not just in social media. Don’t know who you are but you deserve to have a very Happy Xmas. I found the idea in the menu of my seat pocket. My pay it forward, put the card in the toilet, and helped someone with getting luggage down. not a huge help but the lady was so grateful. I felt happy. Merry Christmas. Thought I had a parking ticket when I saw the card on my windscreen. Quietly pleased it wasn’t but intrigued. I thought about it for weeks as I like to think that as a Dad of 3 girls I am kind. I didn’t feel I should need an elaborate act. Instead, I thought about the meaning and of Christmas specifically. Two of my best mates lost people in their lives this year. So all I did was pick up the phone and say hi. Told them I was thinking of them. One thing led to another and suddenly we were at the pub. Reminiscing. Smiling. Laughing. Big guys crying. To Christmas Kindness 2017. What you are doing is incredible. I found your card at Target and although I haven’t yet done my good, I wanted to thank you for trying to get people to think of others. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and I will be in touch once I do my good. Have passed the task to my three children and husband too. God Bless kind people. My act of kindness? Perth had a big storm about a week ago. I was driving on the freeway and I stopped to help a lady with a baby that had broken down. It was such crap weather but in my mind, my hair will dry, a baby getting sick at this time of year. Not so lucky. We even exchanged numbers and are catching up for coffee in the new year. A friend’s divorce was finalised today. Even though it was a long time coming, I knew she would struggle. I sent her some flowers and a box of doughnuts. Nothing big but just to let her know I was thinking of her and her children. Volunteered today to help out at a homeless shelter. Just for a few hours. I am being a bit selfish though because I want to see what it is like and to give me perspective. I have cancer and have been very self absorbed. Not by choice as such but by the grim reality that I may not be here next year. I am also very lucky, love and fortunate. I want to feel the spirit from people that really, it is all they have. Thank you for trying to change how we view ourselves. If that is what you are doing. Happy Blessings.Something so simple vital to our society. It’s my turn to take the direction and try to make someone’s day. Yesterday, I went to a thrift shop thing. I bought little trinkets and hygiene products. Went to the city. Handed them to homeless people, with $5. I only spent $100. I learned a priceless lesson. They are just people. With stories. With hope, faith and love. I couldn’t sleep last night with anger after realising the meaning of Christmas finally became clear – not from spending money, buying gifts that usually are used once but from people who have nothing but still smile and you know what? they said thank you. whereas so many people, not just kids, don’t have manners. a very sad fact of our current world. Gave my parking ticket to someone else. Paid for another person’s petrol and watched as they were told. Priceless. Helped a young mum with a baby load the shopping in to her car. Left my parking paid ticket on someone’s car when I was in Subiaco. Something so simple vital to our society. It’s my turn to take the direction and try to make someone’s day. Took your idea of smiling at strangers except I said hello to 10 strangers. Washed Mum’s car without her asking. she was pretty stoked.
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