It has been a tough couple of years for all of us and it just doesn't seem like things are getting better. COVID-19 is till causing problems, gas food and heating prices are rising, and we are tired of staying home. But there is something that can be done to improve the lives of others and ourselves.
It's Christmas Kindness.
They say that no act of kindness, however small, is wasted. Even a small thing like buying the coffee of the person behind you in line or scraping your spouses'' window in the morning can change their day and yours.
We often get caught up in busyness this time of year and forget what really matters. Make it a goal to spread some needed cheer this holiday season. Here is a list of things to inspire you to works of kindness.
Donate to your local food banks. Can there be anything more basic that a good meal on Christmas? Look what it did for the Cratchitts.
Donate pet supplies to your local shelter. Animals get hungry too.
Participate in toy drives, like the KGW or KPTV Toy Drive. Every kid should get a gift on Christmas.
Buy socks for the homeless. Socks are the most requested items by homeless shelters.
Donate to a charity, leave a nice comment on Facebook, take someone's cart back to the store or help them load their groceries.
Scotties wishes you happy holidays and may your acts of Christmas kindness lighten your heart as well.
Scotties Auto Body
503 S.W. Baseline Street
Hillsboro, OR 97123