New Challenge: Volunteer to help a small business

Special thanks to one of the members of the Girl Scout troop I met with yesterday for this awesome idea! Lots of small businesses are struggling as a result of COVID. Perhaps there’s one in your area that you really like that could use a helping hand. At the same time, you’ll you gain experience.Continue reading “New Challenge: Volunteer to help a small business”

New Challenge: Send Someone a Gift/Care package

As we get further into quarantine, life at home might be getting more frustrating and lonely for people. Even as things open up, it can be difficult to know where you feel safe and many people remain alone. There is a solution that helps people to feel more of a sense of contact without takingContinue reading “New Challenge: Send Someone a Gift/Care package”

New Challenge: Tell Someone You Care

When things are getting tough, it can be really important to tell someone that they matter and that you care about them. When someone is feeling down or upset, it helps to make them feel loved. The tricky thing is that you can’t always tell how someone is feeling, so why wait? You can call,Continue reading “New Challenge: Tell Someone You Care”

New Challenge: Make a Paper Crane

Sometimes, you can change someone’s mood with the simplest gesture. One of my favorites is making a paper crane and leaving it for someone. Have you made a crane before? You can find the instructions here. You can accomplish the same thing with a simple doodle, a funny poem (try a haiku), or a homemadeContinue reading “New Challenge: Make a Paper Crane”

New Challenge: Support Local Food Banks

Whether you can donate one can or one hundred, food banks need your help. During this economic crisis, many people are struggling without food. At first, many food banks were only accepting money (they couldn’t take food), but some are starting to accept food again. Check first before collecting food (in case your food bankContinue reading “New Challenge: Support Local Food Banks”

Challenge Day 30: Spread the Kindness

For 30 days, we have gone through an amazing journey of kindness. I have loved knowing that so many people have taken the time to complete the challenges, showing kindness to others. Over the 30 days, people on six continents and in 32 countries checked out my ideas to make our world in quarantine aContinue reading “Challenge Day 30: Spread the Kindness”

Challenge Day 21: Give Someone A Balloon

I still remember when we gave my cousin a balloon on his second birthday. We gave him other gifts too, but all he wanted to play with ALL DAY was the balloon! There is something truly joyful about balloons – they are an easy way to make someone’s day. The fun colors and satisfying bounceContinue reading “Challenge Day 21: Give Someone A Balloon”

Challenge Day 20: Recognize a Graduate

Anytime that I feel sad about missing out on school, I realize how much harder this would be for any graduating class. The eighth graders at my school will be missing graduation, the Disney Trip (for music), and many other milestones. The high school seniors are missing prom and graduation, among many other once-in-a-lifetime events.Continue reading “Challenge Day 20: Recognize a Graduate”

Challenge Day 19: Give Someone A Compliment

Something very easy to do during this time is to give someone a compliment. You can notice a sibling’s outfit (if they get out of their PJs), the smell of the bacon that a neighbor is cooking, or about how nice someone has been during the closures. Maybe you noticed something a while ago aboutContinue reading “Challenge Day 19: Give Someone A Compliment”

Challenge Day 18: Catch-up Day!

Today, we are going to catch-up on the challenges that we have done so far. Maybe you didn’t write someone a letter, or you didn’t have time to help someone with a project. Today is the day where you can go through the posts to see what you missed. If you are someone who hasContinue reading “Challenge Day 18: Catch-up Day!”