Bring an extra snack to share with a friend or colleague.
Alright, it’s hard to believe we are on Day 5 of this 5 Day Challenge! Let’s review what we’ve talked about so far.
Today is Bell "Let's Talk Day" and we're totally on board! I don't think I've come across one family that has not had to deal with mental health in one way or another.
I recently lost my best friend Joanne, days before my birthday and just months before my wedding. She was very excited to be a part of everything in my life that not having her around, especially for my wedding, reminds me of her lose every-single-day
Acknowledge the thoughtfulness of the gifts you received at Christmas by sending thank you notes or messages.
Give Thanks. Another gift where the cell phone is not welcome. When the table is set, and people are about to plunge into their turkey dinner, ask each person to give thanks for just one gift they have been given in the previous year. After each person gives thanks, be sure to let everyone around the table know that their presence in your life makes your life better.
Express Appreciation. Demonstrate your love to those around you in distinctive ways. For example, say, “I appreciate how you dress; I admire your style,” “I appreciate how you never give up but keep fighting!” Showing you care not only elevates the people around you but you as well.
Be Compassionate. Random acts of kindness are very empowering. They can include shovelling the sidewalk for an elderly person, leaving an anonymous present on the step of someone who is having “a rough time,” saying hello to people you don’t know or purchasing a coffee for someone waiting in the line behind you. The critical part is to do these things without any expectation of reciprocation.
Visit Shut-ins. Want to make a difference in this world? Visit a nursing home or seniors centre with a child, maybe with a present or two, and stop by and say hello to people. Unfortunately, many of our elderly spend many hours alone in nursing homes. The sight of a child fills many people with joy and happiness. The rewards of such visits will fill lonely hearts and fulfill souls who have forgotten that we are all in this cycle of life together.