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Smiling

01

Day 01:
Do:
Spend two whole minutes smiling at yourself in the mirror, because :)

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Cup of coffee

02

Day 02:
Ask:
a stranger if you can buy them a cup of coffee and don’t feel weird about it.

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Unexpected

03

Day 03:
Do:
Pay someone an unexpected compliment. Outfit? Eyes? It’s all fair game!

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Friend

04

Day 04:
Do:
Call a friend that you haven’t spoken to in a while just to say hello, I was just thinking about you.

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Inspire

05

Day 05:
Do:
Send someone you admire a note to say why they inspire you.

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06

Letter

Day 06:
Do:
Write yourself a love letter.

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07

Don't let go

Day 07:
Do:
Hug someone and don’t let go for a little too long.

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08

Somewhere

Day 08:
Ask:
a stranger to help you reach something, go somewhere, or just for the time.

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09

Hand

Day 09:
Do:
Hold someone’s hand for as long as they’ll let you.

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10

Picture

Day 10:
Do:
Write down something that’s holding you back, take a picture, and send it to five people - and then ask them to delete it.

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11

Thank you

Day 11:
Do:
Send at least five thank you notes. Snail mail, digital - it all works.

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Loved

12

Day 12:
Do:
Find a photo of a friend or loved one. Send it to them and share what you love about them in that moment.

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You can

13

Day 13:
Do:
Give a stranger $25, 50 or 100 if you can spare it. You can.

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Make it happen

14

Day 14:
Do:
Think of something you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time. Write it down. Take a photo and send it to a friend and ask them to help you make it happen.

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Tell someone

15

Day 15:
Do:
Tell someone what they mean to you.

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Surprise

16

Day 16:
Do:
Take a different route than you normally would and write down as many things that surprise you as possible.

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17

I wish

Day 17:
Ask:
Yourself to complete this sentence: I wish I had someone with whom I could share…

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18

Write down

Day 18:
Do:
Write down one thing you regret not telling someone. Why haven’t you told them? Make a deadline for yourself.

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19

Fancy

Day 19:
Do:
Take yourself out to a fancy dinner.

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20

About yourself

Day 20:
Do:
Draw a picture of the thing you like most about yourself.

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21

Make something

Day 21:
Do:
Bake something. Make something. And give your creation to someone.

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22

Sit

Day 22:
Do:
Sit next to someone on a plane, train, or subway and ask them how their day is going.

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Stamps and all

23

Day 23:
Do:
Send five postcards to your closest friends and family. Real ones. With stamps and all.

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Airplane mode

24

Day 24:
Do:
Put your phone on airplane mode and an out of office message up and see what you get accomplished.

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Sense of adventure

25

Day 25:
Ask:
Yourself who inspires your sense of adventure? Maybe you should tell them that and thank them.

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Write

26

Day 26:
Ask:
Yourself what is one thing you know today, that you didn’t know yesterday. Write it down.

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Future story

27

Day 27:
Do:
Predict what’s going to happen to you next month as if you could write your own future story.

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28

Forgive

Day 28:
Ask:
Yourself what does forgiveness mean to you. Who is one person you could forgive?

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29

Apologizing

Day 29:
Do:
Go an entire day without saying “I’m sorry” or apologizing for anything.

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30

Money

Day 30:
Do:
Imagine one thing you’d buy if money wasn’t a consideration. Create a savings account for it.

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31

Warm

Day 31:
Do:
A Japanese proverb says one kind word can warm three winter months - so how can you stay warm today?

ABOUT

The
Advent-ure

The holidays give us a reason to put others first. What if the exercise of empathy wasn’t saved for special occasions or holidays? What if kindness was a little, unexpected gift you gave to yourself + others every day?

Presenting, a different kind of advent calendar - the kindness kind.

Each day, you’ll discover an invitation to look inward, outward, and all around and see things with your heart first. Share with friends, invite others, or just gift it to yourself because it feels all kinds of wonderful