By now, you have likely seen many #WarmWishes stories on social media and how Canadians all across our nation are spreading their warm wishes and lend a helping hand. I have a story I’d like to mention, because I think it is so heart-warming.
A family we know experienced great misfortune recently. No details will be divulged to protect the anonymity of the family. This said, our friends at Tim Hortons wanted to do something for the family and gave me a $100 Tim Hortons gift card to pass on to them. That kind gesture is greatly appreciated. The family can have some hot beverages, soup, sandwiches, and other things to keep them toasty warm.
The #WarmWishes campaign is one of my favourites. Reading everyone’s tweets and posts on social media really warms the heart.
Though every day of the year we should try to lend a helping hand when and if we can, the holidays seem to be the time when we go out of our way to show kindness toward others. I was talking to Little One the other night as I was tucking her into bed and we spoke about the joys of helping others. Big or little, no kindness goes without appreciation. No act of kindness is ever too small.
With that, she rhymed off a list of things she would like to do to lend a helping hand.
- “Pack up old toys, clothes, shoes, and boots to donate to children who need them.”
- “Buy a stranger a coffee. I have some money in my piggy bank to buy coffee for someone.”
- “Help my grandparents, because they are old.”
- “Use my birthday money to buy food to donate to the Food Bank.”
This week is all about lending a helping hand. Share how YOU are lending a helping hand, tag @TimHortons and me (@chancesmommy) on Twitter or Instagram (@christinemcnaughton) and use the #WarmWishes hashtag! Come back here and leave me your link/url for your post. You’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win a $25 Tim Hortons e-gift card.
Disclosure – I am a Tim Hortons #timfluencer. As part of this influencer program, I receive special perks for my involvement and participation. As always, all thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are honest and my own.