We all know that Christmas looks and feels completely different this year, but the kind and loving holiday spirit will never change. Christmas is about giving and showing appreciation to those around us.
With COVID-19, more people are celebrating online, allowing themselves to connect with people all over the world. Even if it’s not in the ways you may be used to, here are a few examples of everyday individuals participating in acts of kindness in the most heart warming as hot chocolate ways possible!
1. BEING KIND ON THE JOB
In Cincinnati, Ohio, a group of firefighters saved a woman in a car crash, while also helping to deliver her groceries safely. It’s quite common for these firefighters to do something like this, according to ,,Lt. Bill Feckter with Engine 5.
“It’s not in our job description, but there are things, those things we enjoy doing, above and beyond our job scope,” he says.
2. DONATE TO MAKE A CHILD FEEL GREAT
Located in Gladwin County, Michigan, ,,Christmas Kindness is a non-profit dedicated to providing joy for kids and families in need. Acknowledging the financial challenges that COVID-19 has brought, the organization continues to reach out and support over 900 children and 408 families.
3. INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERS DAY
On December 5th, the whole world was setting up for a month of giving back through unified perseverance. During the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers have helped online and in person; they are crucial to maintaining the health and livelihood of communities. ,,Facebook and other social media platforms have made it easier and more inclusive for volunteer workshops and opportunities!
All of these people are ordinary individuals who want to just make the world a little bit more cheery. They’re great examples of how we can also join in acts of kindness. It’s times like these when we feel like there’s nothing to do, it doesn’t take much to express gratitude, especially when we need it the most.
Acts of kindness do not have to look a certain way; they can be as grand or as small, but the significance behind them is what truly matters.
Get together with family or friends to bake traditional holiday cookies as little appreciation gifts for neighbors, donate extra household products to those in need, help someone at the store carry groceries to their car, and so much more. Now is the time to embrace creativity and our hobbies as a way to spread love to those around us.
Which COVID-19 Christmas acts of kindness are you excited to participate in?