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Day 9: Kindness challenge

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Today has been an extremely busy day. And in fact, still is. Is past 20.00 hours here, but I am catching up with The House Judiciary Hearings. If I don’t fall asleep, it is possible I might pull an all-nighter with the new DOJ’s IG Report. There is also something else I was unaware of until recently, oral hearings regarding Richard Blumenthal, et al. v. Donald J. Trump.

All in all, it appears is going to be a very interesting night.

But, back to the challenge which is what this post is all about. Today’s kindness is way cooler than other days. We (husband and I), are friends with a lovely family that live in our old town. Christmas is coming. Neither of us is religious, and we aren’t sure that our friends are either. But we bought them a few things because we will have time off during Christmas, so we will go to visit.

They have four kids. One we haven’t met, as he has already moved out. Out of the three kids left at home, one has a life-threatening heart condition, and another has serious problems with their immune system. So despite the fact that both parents work, they don’t have a lot of money since they are continuously spending their times on trips to the hospital.

So today (all praise Internet!), I got the kids a normal drone, a parrot drone, and a bunch of coloring stuff the little one. For the parents it was more complicated. At the end we (that is to say me) decided on a three months toiletry shopping. By this I mean things like bleach, detergent, softener, WC cleaning products, toilet paper, sanitary pads, deodorants, shampoos, gels, etc etc. The reason for this is because this generally expensive in this country. Food is a lot cheaper to buy than these other basics, but also we figured that this stuff doesn’t spoil, and they can use their extra money to buy themselves whatever groceries, rather than impose on something they might not use.

To be honest, I had this idea for a while now. It is only today that went ahead and did it. It takes about 2 days for delivery (to our house), and then a couple of weeks till we go and see them.

Kindness is always free. Money comes and goes. What good is money for if you don’t spend it to help your family and friends?

If you wish to post on social media, I recommend the following hashtags: #30DaysofKindness, #KindChallenge, #KindnessChallenge, #LoveOverHate, #LoveTrumpsHates, #HateIsNotWelcome, #LovePeople, #LoveIsStrong, #KindnessChallenge, #30DaysOfLove, #30Kindness, etc… These are just some suggestions. But I do hope you join me in this challenge.

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