Normally on Thursdays, we have a service/kindness challenge. But today, I’m not going to spend much time writing. I’m going to be cooking delicious things (I have a dark chocolate sea salt caramel pie in my fridge, y’all), eating wonderful food, and spending time with my people. That’s about as good as life gets, isn’t it? I hope you get to spend today doing the same thing.
But not everyone has that opportunity, do they? So today (and this week), my challenge to you is simple: reach out with kindness to someone who might not be having an ideal holiday. Someone who has recently lost a spouse, a parent, or a child. Someone who is having financial difficulties and might be feeling the stress of the holiday season. Someone who is spending Thanksgiving working, or someone who has to go to bed early tonight so they can be at work at 3 am tomorrow, getting ready for a storm of impatient Black Friday shoppers. Show a bit of extra kindness. Be a little more patient. Be thoughtful and considerate to one extra person.