I love this time of the year! The sparkle of Christmas lights on the tree, the Glühwein, the Christmas Markets, holiday movies and Christmas songs. I love the traditions that I have grown up with, as well as the ones that I have created: putting up my Christmas tree on the 1st, stockings hung up on the fireplace, a carrot and a mince pie left out for Santa and his reindeer, presents on Christmas morning, and watching It’s A Wonderful Life with my girlfriends.
And as much as I enjoy all of this, another tradition I started a few years back is to host an annual Random Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar. It is a fun and easy way to embrace the spirit of giving and to spread some love and kindness during the holiday season.
As you know, my big passion is happiness, and we all take it for granted that being kind is a good thing and makes those we help feel nice. However, there is so much research on why kindness is a powerful tool in our quest for happiness.