Spread Kindness this Holiday Season!

There is a lot of sadness, violence and hatred in the news these days. Sometimes we want to help, but the problems seem far away or too big for us to make a difference. Especially at this time of year, it is important to remember that any kindness we can share with others, no matter how small, can make a big difference! That is why Team Pogue is  encouraging our community to do Random Acts of Kindness (RAOKs) this holiday season.

We’ve made a list of Random Acts of Kindness to help inspire you. Some of these cost money while others simply cost a minute or hour of your time or attention. Even if you take the time to do just ONE of the things on the list below, or perhaps a RAOK of your own, your holiday season will be a little merrier! We are hoping Random Acts of Kindness help everyone in our community feel the true spirit of Christmas and that you will inspire others to make someone feel special and appreciated this holiday season!

Please share your Random Act of Kindness on our Facebook page.

Hopefully, your posts will inspire others to participate and spread kindness throughout our community during the holidays!

Random Acts of Kindness to Inspire You…

* Hold the door for someone.

* Pay for the coffee of the person behind you in line.

* Help your neighbor unload the groceries from their car.

* Spend time with a friend or neighbor who may not have many visitors.

* Let someone go in front of you in line.

* Give someone a gift card you don’t intend to use.

* Leave your waiter or waitress a generous tip.

* Offer to take a shopper’s cart from their car back to the store.

* Take the time to listen to someone.

* Find opportunities to give compliments.

* Offer to pick something up at the store for a friend or neighbor who might be overwhelmed, in poor health, or unable to get to the store.

* Invite someone to dinner – especially during the holidays, when it is difficult for some people to be alone.

* Take flowers to the nursing station at a hospital – the nurses will know who needs them most.

* Say “Thank You” to someone who has made a difference.

* Buy a gift for someone who would not otherwise receive a gift during the holidays. Seniors in skilled nursing facilities, Angel Tree Programs, and Toys for Tots are a few places you might consider.

* Follow up with someone who is recovering from an illness or experiencing a big change in their life. Sometimes the long-term follow up is forgotten.

* Pay for someone’s dinner.

* Send dessert to someone eating alone….better yet, invite them to join you!

* Make a helpful introduction.

* Let another car merge in front of you, or stop to let a pedestrian cross the street.

* Allow someone to help you. Let him or her enjoy performing an act of kindness!

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