That’s right. By “Royal Cyn Decree”, I’m declaring a Official Mitzvah Day. You see, today I had to run some errands and when I stopped in to a few places, it was obvious that the holiday shopping season had clearly begun. In other words, unfortunately, I found quite a number of rude, self-centered shoppers out there. Along with that, I have recently been the recipient of an incredible act of friendship and generosity and would like to “pay it forward” so to speak.
In 2009, I took part in a blogging challenge in which we were to perform some sort of random act of kindness every day for the entire month of December. If you’d like to check out my experience (which had a huge impact on me – the biggest lesson I learned was that I found it impossible to be unhappy while doing good deeds for others) here’s the blog: http://monthofmitzvah.wordpress.com/
I realize, though, that a month can be rather daunting so I’m just proposing one day. I’m declaring December 1st as Cyn’s Official Mitzvah Day. It would be great if we were performing good deeds for others every day, but sometimes our own lives can get in the way and we can overlook this. So, I’m taking December 1st to specifically focus on getting out there in the community and doing some good.
Some Mitzvah ideas:
~ Bake cookies and take them to someone in the community – your local police or fire station, the staff at your doctor’s office or post office and so on
~ When you receive good customer service at a place of business in which you frequent , make a point of asking to speak to the person’s manager and letting them know what a great job their employee has done.
~ Do someone’s chores (or part of their chores) for them.
~ If you know someone with a blog or an online business or cause, promote them through social media.
~ Write a letter of appreciation to someone.
~ Pay for the coffee of the person behind you in line at the coffee shop.
~ Let someone go ahead of you in line at the cash register while shopping.
What other ideas can you come up with? And here’s your challenge: December 1st is Cyn’s Official Mitzvah Day – who’s with me???