Kindness Advent Calendar: December 2018

Hello lovelies!

I can’t believe it’s this time of year again, my favourite time of year… time to spread a little festive kindness around our homes, workplaces or schools, and communities. Yippeeeee!!

Unfortunately, I’ve not been too well recently. My Chronic Fatigue Syndrome symptoms are raging , and as I write this, I’m on bedrest while I recover. But I’ll still try to spread as much kindness as I possibly can, and hopefully I’ll feel well enough to venture outside soon.  

If you’ve joined me in spreading a little festive kindness over the last few years, I’d like to say a huge…

Thank you. You really are amazing!

I know that the acts of kindness we do make a huge difference and help to brighten others’ day, as well as our own. I also think that particularly during these times of trouble and turmoil, it’s a beautiful way to show there is still oodles of good in the world.

I’d like to invite lovely you and yours to join me spreading a little kindness again this year.

For anyone new to my Kindness Advent Calendars, I would like to give you a big warm welcome. I’m so pleased you stopped by. I can safely say that we’re going to have a whole lot of festive fun this year. 

To recap, my Kindness Advent Calendar works just like a normal advent calendar but instead of the usual chocolate countdown, we are embracing the true spirit of Christmas by doing 24 random acts of festive kindness.

So, without further ado, here’s my…

Kindness Advent Calendar 2018:

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Kindness Advent Calendar 2018

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Kindness Advent Calendar for KIDS

I received so much positive feedback from parents and teachers about last year’s Kindness Advent Calendar for Kids, I thought I’d do another this year.

It’s such a fun and easy way for teachers and parents to get children involved in spreading a little kindness in the lead up to Christmas, and a lovely way of showing children what a positive impact they can have on the world.

So here it is,…

Kindness Advent Calendar for KIDS 2018:

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KIDS’ Kindness Advent Calendar 2018

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Non-Advent Calendars

Over the years, I’ve been asked to create a generic, non-advent Kindness Calendar for December, and include this year’s here:

Kindness Calendar – December 2018 

Kindness Calendar for KIDS – December 2018 

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I know December is an extra busy month for most of us, and we can find ourselves rushing around trying to get everything ready in time for the Christmas holiday, so I’ve made the acts on my Kindness Calendars quick, easy and cheap (well, mostly free actually). So anyone and everyone can join in.

You may want to mix it up and swap the acts around, adapt the acts to suit you, or even change them for your own kindness acts. And don’t worry if you can’t do an act of kindness every single day, sometimes it’s just not possible as I know too well with the nature of my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome flare ups.

But even if every one of us manages to do just one kindness act on one day this month – imagine how amazing that would be!

Every single extra act of kindness counts, and together we are making the world a kinder place. So let’s get as many people as we can involved and share this with family, friends, work colleagues, classmates… and share all over social media. 🙂

And don’t forget to join me on my kindness community page ‘Spreading A Little Kindness’ on Facebook, and if you post about your kindness act, please use the hashtag #KindnessCalendar so we can all keep track of all the wonderful kindness we are sharing.

Wishing you a dazzling December and a FAB-YULE-OUS festive season, and let’s remember to be kinder to ourselves as well, we are definitely worth it!

Thank you so much for spreading a little festive kindness.

Love+hugs, Helen 💚

 

p.s. I’d really love to hear about your kindness experiences in the comments below…

Kindness Calendar: November 2018

Hello lovelies and Happy November!

If you’d like to join me in spreading a little kindness this month, here’s November’s Kindness Calendar:

Kindness Calendar November 2018

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Kindness Calendar November 2018

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Have a Nourishing November including a Wonderful World Kindness Day on the 13th.

Thank you so much for spreading a little kindness.

Love+hugs, Helen 💚

 

27th October 2017

Kindness Calendar: October 2018

Hello lovelies and Happy October!

If you’d like to join me in spreading a little kindness this month, here’s this month’s Kindness Calendar:

Kindness Calendar October 2018

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Kindness Calendar: October 2018

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Have a FANG-tastic October and thank you so much for spreading a little kindness.

Love+hugs, Helen 🎃

 

27th October 2017

Kindness Calendar: September 2018

Hello lovelies and Happy September!

If you’d like to join me in spreading a little kindness this month, here’s September’s Kindness Calendar:

Kindness Calendar September 2018

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Kindness Calendar September 2018

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Have a Sensational September and thank you so much for spreading a little kindness.

Love+hugs, Helen 💚

 

27th October 2017

Act of kindness #37: Kindness Rocks

(I haven’t written an Acts of Kindness blog post for quite a while, as I’ve been regularly doing the same kindness acts I’ve already written about. I’ve also been focusing on a new health healing protocol, which has been taking most of my focus and limited energy, so I haven’t really had the opportunity to explore new ideas. However… )

I have a new Kindness Act I’m really excited about… Kindness Rocks!

I’ve been reading about how people paint rocks and hide them for others to find for a few years now, and thought they’re a really brilliant, fun idea. 

I recently came across a Facebook Group called Notts Rocks, which is filled with friendly folk creating, hiding and sharing rocks they’ve painted.

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And I thought it’d be a great idea to write some kindness messages on rocks to hide. As I typed “Kindness Rocks” into google, I was delighted to find The Kindness Rocks Project doing the very same thing over in the US.

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First I needing some kit.

After traipsing around to various craft shops to find some rocks big enough to paint on, I eventually bought a 20kg bag of ‘North Sea Cobbles’ from my local Garden Centre, which are ideal. I also think ‘Scottish Pebbles’ are great, but they didn’t have any in stock.

Armed with new acrylic paints, paintbrushes, and my Sharpie marker pens, I got to work. 

After washing and drying the rocks, the first step is to paint the surface white, so you have a great canvas to paint on. 

Then it’s time to create.

After finishing each rock, it’s advisable to seal and protect it – I used a lacquer spray, but am looking for a more environmentally friendly option.

I’m using my favourite kindness quotes. Here’s a few of my first rocks:

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On the smaller rocks, I’m experimenting with single words, or simple designs to make others smile (I hope!).

On the back, depending on how much room there is, I write: “Keep or re-hide” and “Share to #NottsRocks” to encourage the finder to take a photo and share it on the Notts Rocks Facebook Page. If there’s room, I add “♡ Helen of FB Spreading a Little Kindness”. 

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When my nephews were here, they were happy to join in the kindness rocks spirit too. My youngest nephew loves to craft, and it was a real delight to witness his creative process. My older nephew is not really into crafts, so I was surprised and delighted that he wanted to do one too. I love his simple, yet powerful message.

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Now it’s time to hide my Kindness Rocks. Yippeeeeee!

Yesterday I visited my favourite nature reserve to enjoy a soul soothing stroll, and took my first three Kindness Rocks to hide. It was so much fun. The first, I placed on the terrace of the cafe, the second I nestled into a tree, and the third I placed on top of a tree trunk with the most incredible talon-like roots.

As I walked around the nature reserve I saw a family with a young girl, who was holding my “You are AMAZING” Kindness Rock. It was so lovely to see her still clutching it tightly in her hand as we kept passing each other along the way. 

Kindness really does ROCK!

☆♡☆

    

Kindness Calendar – August 2018

Hello lovelies and Happy August!

If you’d like to join me in spreading a little kindness, here’s this month’s Kindness Calendar:

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Kindness Calendar: August 2018

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Have an Awe-inspiring August and thank you so much for spreading a little kindness.

Love+hugs, Helen 💚

 

27th October 2017

Kindness Calendar: July 2018

Hello lovelies and Happy July!

If you’d like to join me in spreading a little kindness this month, here’s this month’s Kindness Calendar:

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Kindness Calendar July 2018

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Have a Jubilant July and thank you so much for spreading a little kindness.

Love+hugs, Helen 💚

27th October 2017

 

Kindness Calendar: June 2018

Hello lovelies and Happy June!

If you’d like to join me in spreading a little kindness this month, here’s my Kindness Calendar for June 2018:

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Kindness Calendar June 2018

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Have an Joyful June and thank you so much for spreading a little kindness.

Love+hugs, Helen Xxx

Kindness Calendar: May 2018

Hello lovelies and Happy May!

If you’d like to join me in spreading a little kindness this month, here’s my Kindness Calendar for May 2018:

Kindness Calendar May 2018

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Kindness Calendar May 2018

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Have an MAGICAL May and thank you so much for spreading a little kindness.

Love+hugs, Helen Xxx

 

Kindness Calendar: April 2018

Hello lovelies and Happy Easter to all who celebrate it on this first day of April!

If you’d like to join me in spreading a little kindness this month, here’s my Kindness Calendar for April 2018:

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Kindness Calendar April 2018

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Have an AMAZING April and thank you so much for spreading a little kindness.

Love+hugs, Helen Xxx