This time of year, I seek opportunities to help, to do something good, to find a way to relieve the stress, the pressure I see people feeling. Sometimes that’s helping a family, sometimes it is joining in an effort like the one created by my friends Scott and Alison over on UnMarketing – it’s an ‘UnSecret Santa’ which allows you to help dozens of people in need – many of them children and military families – via Amazon Wishlists.
And sometimes it is something so very simple like saying thank you by collecting items you already have in your home and offering them to people who are working hard around you every single day.
What am I talking about?
I admit it, I don’t get credit for this idea – I saw someone post it online this week and it seemed so darn simple, I couldn’t NOT do it.
It is this:
A bucket of treats, snacks, and drinks for the many delivery men and women who are constantly delivering packages to your door during the holidays. This is ours….and I put a note for FedEx, UPS and USPS as they have been coming to the door multiple times a day for the past week.
Friends, it is magic.
Do you want to know what else is magic?
I posted a picture of our ‘thank you’ bucket on Instagram and Facebook and was smacked in the face once again by the pure AMAZING of the people in my world. Some were already doing something similar…and others, jumped RIGHT in to action.
Jen had hers on her porch in less than 15 minutes.
I couldn’t be more grateful for the hard work of FedEx, UPS, USPS (and so many more on the shipping end) and the many people in my life who prove over and over again that I am surrounded by good.
Friends, it truly IS the little things.
Wishing you all the most beautiful of holidays.