For many Sweetest Day is just another commercial event aimed at making money by the the card and the candy companies, but the fact remains that it is an occasion which has got to be celebrated. It depends on you as to how you want to celebrate it. The idea is to revert to the philanthropic and humanitarian feeling that spurred Herbert Birch Kingston and to spread hope and happiness by your little but sincere gestures of kindness.
Visit your nearby hospital. They are full of patients who crave for a tender word or two from someone. Be that special someone to them on this Sweetest Day. A kind word, a visit, a prayer, a flower or even a piece of candy is capable of making a huge difference.
How about visiting an orphanage or a children's' home this Sweetest Day? Involve your friends and spend some time, even if not the entire day, with the hapless ones. They need love and affection more than anybody else. You can carry candies and chocolates and distribute them among the inmates. Make it a day that both them and you will remember for the rest of your life.
There must be a lot of people in your life to whom you owe a lot. Probably you have expressed your gratitude to some while the others have gone by unrecognized. Squeeze out some time from your hectic schedule and send thank you cards or little thank you notes to convey the feeling that you acknowledge their presence in your life.
There are so many times throughout a day that we could do without spending a cent or even taking too much time. Help someone carry his or her bags to the car. Hold the door even if you have to wait an extra minute. Give up your seat for a pregnant woman, elderly or an infirm person. Smile at the person next to you. So what if they don't smile back or say thank you. You've still done something sweet and it is, after all "sweetest day".
Whether you're giving, receiving, or just watching from afar, nothing brightens up your day like a token of affection, or seeing people treat each other with kindness.
"You have not lived a perfect day, even though you have earned your money, unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you." - Ruth Smeltzer
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