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Naughty or Nice? Ideas to Get on the Good Side this Holiday Season

“He’s making a list, checking twice; gonna find out who’s naughty and nice.” You’ve probably already heard this song a time or two this holiday season. While “Santa Clause is Coming to Town” may be an attempt to convince children to behave, it can also be a reminder for all of us. It’s not too late to get on Santa’s nice list. Here are a few ideas for how you can do some good this holiday season.

It’s nice to be neighborly.
Not everyone has the mobility to get out and shop. Offer to help an elderly neighbor or relative by doing their gift shopping. Grab the ingredients for one of your family’s traditional recipes, get together and learn the inside secrets from your elders for preparing the special holiday treats. You’re sure to get a gift by spending some quality time and learning some family history.

It’s nice to be random.
In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season it seems that so many are looking out for themselves. You hear of people fighting over the last must-have gifts. Take some time for the little things. Hold the door for the next person to enter. Let someone go ahead of you in line. Say please and thank you. Share a compliment. These random acts of kindness will make a big difference and make you feel better too.

It’s nice to be giving.
Make this the holiday season that you pick up an extra gift to give to someone less fortunate. So many organizations have programs right at the register that make it easy to give a small gift to a child who would otherwise have nothing to open.