Salutations! I’m blogging in today with a big chill on the way Cottage Fix friends and it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. There’s something about this time of year that seems to put a magnifying glass on life; things that are happy seem happier and things that are sad much sadder. That’s a line from one of my favorite Christmas movies Mixed Nuts. Well it seems that I have the chance to spread a bit of good in my tiny slice of the world. So here we go…
I’m happy to participate in the Wayfair December challenge Blog It Forward. My sweet blogger buddy Julie of Renaissance Mermaid invited me to participate and as soon as I received the invitation I knew exactly what I was going to do.
“For the month of December, Wayfair.com is challenging bloggers to spread holiday cheer by doing a good deed. Deeds can include any act of kindness, no matter how big or small. For every blog that participates and includes the badge, Wayfair will donate $50 to Habitat for Humanity!” I honestly never shopped at Wayfair, but I’m always happy to support businesses that are doing good things like this. I’ll be sure to give them a little looksie lu.
For my kind gesture I donated to the fundraising page of a little girl in our area I saw on the morning news. She was badly burned in a fire started while her family was lighting their jack-o’-lantern for Halloween. I was planning on supporting her family the moment I heard about her story, and this challenge helped me to see it through. Like so many of us, I often have good intentions and then life gets in the way and I forget.
Here are a few to get you started:
Surprise a stranger by buying them a cup of coffee
Pay the tolls for a car behind you in line
Offer a spare umbrella to someone in a rainstorm
Surprise a neighbor with freshly-baked treats
Bring a donation to a cause you support
Leave a gas gift card at a pump
Surprise a service worker with an extra big tip
Offer to do grocery shopping for an elderly neighbor
Rake your neighbor’s yard or snowblow their driveway when they are at work
Send flowers to the office staff at your child’s school
I would like to invite all of my blogger buddies to participate in the Blog It Forward with Wayfair Challenge.