HR acts of kindness advent calendar; day 16

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Happy Sunday all!

We are only 9 days away from Christmas Day, I hope all of your festive preparations are going well and that you’re enjoying the build up to the big day.

When we are feeling frazzled in the build up to Christmas, sometimes it is good to just take some time to yourself, so today’s it is simply about being kinder to oursleves and making a little bit of me time.

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HR acts of kindness advent calendar; door 13 and 14

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“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”

Princess Diana

Following the popularity of door 12, I had to answer so many emails and messages that I completely forgot to issue door 13, so I do apologise and to make up for it, today is going to be a double door!

What if there was something we could each do to make the days of those around us a little brighter?

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HR acts of kindness advent calendar; 9th December

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“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” William Shakespeare

Sunday greetings to you all, I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend so far!

Weekends are for spending quality time with those we love and generally having that much needed time off from the stresses of work. Therefore this challenge is one which gets you supporting those closest to home.

Being kind to friends and family sounds like it should be a given, however, it is something we can too easily take for granted when we are busy with work, studies or general life, which can result in us becoming unintentionally neglectful of the relationships that matter the most.

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HR acts of kindness advent calendar; 8th December

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“When words are both true and kind, they can change the world.”

Buddha

Happy Saturday! How did you all get on with yesterday’s challenge? It was pretty thought-provoking for a Friday challenge but it is one that can make a really big difference.

Today is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, this can be a pretty stressful experience for many of us (I have to line shop as my husband gets really overwhelmed when the shops are busy) personally, I enjoy the experience of watching others carefully (and sometimes not so much!) pick out gifts for their loved ones.

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HR acts of kindness advent calendar; 7th December

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“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”

Dalai Lama

At the recent CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition, I travelled home with two other members of the blog squad and I was shocked and saddened to see so many homeless people on the streets of Manchester. We came across a young homeless lady called Megan and she told us that she slept in the car park opposite where she was sat, her story brought me to tears and I’ve still to this day, not stopped thinking about her.

We offered to buy Megan a hot drink, food and anything else that she may have needed; but she politely declined our offers, with my husband being a former driver, he used to travel the country and stop for coffee at McDonalds, as a result he picked up the coffee stickers that are on the side and collected many of them over the past 12 months. I had a handful of these so I gave her every last one and told her to make sure she got herself a hot chocolate or coffee whenever she needed it.

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