Random acts of good cheer- Ways to savor the holidays 14/16

JMJ  *Spread some good cheer this Christmas season.  Stressed-out and tired people around you might need it, in their frantic attempts to get everything done on their holiday to-do list.  Spreading good cheer is contagious.  Have some fun with it.  And don’t always reveal your identity, for some added amusement.

Every day for 16 days, you will find little things which are inexpensive to do, involve little to no preparation, for family and close friends to enjoy together this holiday season, on this blog site,  www.onceuponaschoolhouse.com. Although a few ideas might be added to your Christmas bucket list, these are mostly traditional ideas that have a timeless quality to them.

Ways to Savor the Season 14/16- Random acts of good cheer

Spread some good cheer this Christmas season.  Stressed-out and tired people around you might need it, in their frantic attempts to get everything done on their holiday to-do list.

Spreading good cheer is contagious.  If fact, spreading good cheer will have the effect of putting yourself in a better mood also!  Have some fun with it.  And don’t always reveal your identity, for some added amusement.  Some ideas for kids and others:

  1. Do someone else’s chore in your household.
  2. Look up and share some silly jokes to make someone laugh.
  3. Make a special care package or a special card for the mail person.
  4. Feed the birds and squirrels in your backyard, and then watch them gratefully come around.
  5. Write some happy notes for members of your family and leave them in special places to be found by them.
  6. Write some thank you cards to people who help or teach you, for example, your music instructor, or maid (if you are so blessed).
  7. Print some coloring pages to color with your friends and family.
  8. Offer to help your mom with dinner.
  9. Smile to everyone you meet today.
  10. Compliment 3 people today.
  11. Set the dinner table extra special, perhaps with a few holiday decorations or a candle.
  12. Bring out an old photo album and share memories with someone, your child, parent, or close family friend who might appear on every other page!
  13. Call a friend or relative just to say hi, and see how their holiday preparations are going.  Offer support, if you can.
  14. Take a brisk walk around the neighborhood with your family and admire the holiday light displays.
  15. Get up early and make pancakes for everyone.

On the Homefront… Ring the School Bell 75/180 Days

Our Christmas tree is drying up already!  The tree elf at the tree lot likely forgot to cut a fresh slice off of our tree trunk, when we picked it up, as it is terribly crispy, even before adorning it with decorations.  Bummer.   I tackled the Christmas chore of wrapping gifts, tonight, one of my favorite Christmas past-times, as I can lock myself in my bedroom along with my mug of steaming cocoa and Christmas tunes playing in the background.  I was pleased to find out that we finally ran out of the value-priced mega-rolls of Costco gift wrap which my husband bought four years ago.  I was so done with those prints!  I am foregoing the value size rolls from now on.  Dollar Tree wrap is the wrap for me!

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May God shower blessings on your family as he has on mine.    Annette

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