12 December 2023

Light the World

Each year, Light the World comes up with a new list of ideas for sharing our light with others. I love trying to check off as many suggestions on each year's list as possible. I really love trying to complete the ones I didn't get during December all year long.

This year's list has 50 ideas! I'm doing my best to do each one, plus a few of my own ideas. This takes Christmas giving to a whole new level.

1. Laugh with a friend.

2. Call someone you miss.

3. Carry an extra snack for someone in need.

4. Send a homemade Christmas card to a friend

5. Plan some one-on-one time with a loved one.

6. Let a stranger go ahead of you in line.

7. Smile at someone.

8. Learn to say "Merry Christmas" in a new language.

9. Share a link to a holiday song you love.

10. Apologize to someone.

11. Pay for the person behind you in line.

12. Complete an item on a loved one's to-do-list.

13. Make a Christmas playlist and share it with a friend.

14. Send a thank-you note to a health care worker.

15. Help someone research their family genealogy.

16. Support a local small business.

17. Text a photo of a fond memory to a family member.

18. Give your neighbor a compliment.

19. Let someone else be kind to you

20. Learn how another culture celebrates Christmas.

21. Be patient with waitstaff and customer service.

22. Help a loved one clean their home.

23. Contribute to the Giving Machines locally or online.

24. Invite others to a Christmas celebration.

25. Leave a gift on a neighbor's doorstep.

26. Watch The Christ Child with family or friends.

27. Send a funny meme or video to a friend.

28. Give your favorite book to a loved one.

29. Make a meal with a family member.

30. Donate to your local food bank.

31. Be kind to yourself. Practice self-care.

32. Text someone "I'm grateful for you!".

33. Leave a kind note for your mail carrier.

34. Invite a neighbor to a worship service.

35. Leave an uplifting comment on social media.

36. Visit an elderly neighbor.

37. Tell a loved one they matter to you.

38. Clean up trash in your neighborhood or community.

39. Ask a co-worker how you can lighten their load.

40. Stop to help someone having car trouble.

41. Go caroling with a group.

42. Take a walk with a friend.

43. Post about a loved one using #LightTheWorld.

44. Offer to teach someone a new skill.

45. Hold the door open for a stranger.

46. Host a family game night.

47. Pray for someone by name.

48. Volunteer at your local library.

49. Give a hug to a friend.

50. Forgive someone.

1 comment :

  1. These are great ideas that are worth doing year-round!

    I can't text, but I can tell you here that I am grateful for you. :)


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