10 Winter Random Acts of Kindness

Some days I can feel down in the dumps especially on those cold and grey winter days. Those days are the best RAOK (random act of kindness) days! So I decided once a week I’d dedicate a day to RAOK, and maybe you could try for it too!

10 Winter RAOK Ideas:

  1. Bake homemade cookies for your neighbors
  2. Shovel and salt your neighbors sidewalk (and even driveway if you’re feeling strong-wink)
  3. Free Hot Chocolate Stand (like a lemonade stand only during the winter-perhaps on a non particularly freezing cold day)
  4. Buy a coffee drink for the person behind you
  5. During a snow storm call up a friend or family member you haven’t talked to in a while

    Stay Warm Package

    (call! no texting or emailing. Call!)

  6. Clear out your closets and/or bookshelves and donate items
  7. Find a local food pantry and/or toy drive and donate items
  8. Write and mail a thank you card
  9. Watch kids of your most sleep-deprived family or friends to give them a much needed date night (or rest)
  10. Hang up “stay warm packages” in your or a city

Happy RAOKing!




Operation Christmas Child

Almost 6 months ago someone suggested I start attending a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group. After I learned about it, I was head over heals with it. So much so, I even started a MOPS group at my church. It might be small, but it’s mighty! 😉 Since I started it, I have come across things that I otherwise never would have known about, such as Samaritan’s Purses’ Operation Christmas Child! It truly is a wonderful way of giving especially during this time of year!

I recommend that you look into it if not for this year, but perhaps next year! I not only used this opportunity to give to another, but also to teach giving and kindness to my kids. Zooey and Leo not only drew a picture to include in the box, but also helped pack it!

Acts of kindness is a wonderful way to show joy and love to those in need.



Happy Habits

Recently I came across the ideas of “Happy Habits,” and I think it is such a great way to IMG_4987live life fully.

You don’t need to do all of these suggestions at once, what I suggest is to pick one and spend time each day doing that happy habit. After a couple weeks of doing that particular happy habit, check in and see how you’re doing and if you’re feeling more, well, happy. Decide whether or not you would like to continue that happy habit. If you’d like to continue see if there’s another happy habit that you can add to your day (checking in once again after a couple months).

Could you imagine the impact on your life if you had multiple happy habits each day? It could be brilliant!

So here’s some ideas for happy habits that you can adapt!


XOXO, Katie