Instead of choosing a cause for December to feature, I thought maybe all our lives (and the people in them) could use some good deeds. This is a season of giving, and the warmth we feel when doing good for others is unmatched by any other feeling. So I decided to introduce:
at Cathy's Creations!
That's it! There are nearly 2,000 Frikes, even if only half of those participate half of the time, we'll still have done 12,500 good deeds! Imagine 12,500 lives lifted, burdens lightened, smiles created. You have no idea what effect your kindness may have had on someone who really needed lifting. I can't wait to hear all about your experiences. Feel free to comment here or write on the Cathy's Creations fan page.
Here are some suggestions of things you could do. Feel free to come up with your own, though!
Shovel a neighbor's driveway.
Make an extra batch of soup or chili that you can freeze and give it to someone you know who is pressed for time to cook healthy food during the holidays.
Offer to wrap presents for a friend who has a hectic work schedule.
Donate mittens, hats and scarves to the Warmth tree at your children's school. If they don't have one, start one.
Don't just give your child's teacher a Christmas gift, give a gift to the whole class too -- a book, a puzzle or other indoor game for indoor recess time.
Don't forget to get a little something for the little people you forget: School Secretary, School Librarian, Bus Driver, School Custodians, Principal/Vice-Principal -- they make your children's school life successful too!
Send in boxes of tissues to your child's classroom BEFORE your teacher is forced to ask for some. Trust me, they'll need them.
Make your husband's lunch for him, or move the car for him, or give him a massage after a hard day.
Stop cleaning and sit and watch a movie with your kids instead.
Take a friend for a pedicure.
Invite your In-Laws over for tea and cookies.
Volunteer at a local soup kitchen.Call a women’s shelter and see what items they need, then donate them.
Now, get ready! If you're already a Frike (a friend/like) on facebook, I'll start reminding (read: bugging) you to do your good deed on Wednesday, December 1st! If you're not, spread the word! Grab our button and post it on your blog! Invite your friends to become frikes! Imagine how much good we can do.