Some are as simple as giving a smile to everyone you see or holding open a door. Others are more involved, like making cards for nursing home patience or baking cookies for local law enforcement.
The good deeds don't need to be grand, they simply need to come from the heart.
To keep the deeds for each day a secret I wrote them on little pieces of paper & hung them on this little "Charlie Brown" Christmas tree. Each morning the kids read their good deed for the day as they eat their breakfast.
In addition to our preparations for Christmas I am reading a daily Advent devotion & a section I read the other day really spoke to the lifestyle that I strive to live & share. It spoke of preparing yourself mentally, spiritually, & physically for the coming of Christ.
*Treat your body with respect - exercise regularly & nourish yourself with healthy foods. Don't get sucked into perpetual overindulging on rich foods & alcohol.
*Focus on giving & what you can do to help others now & throughout the year.
*Avoid overspending on gifts - keep it simple, focus more on experiences & spending time together as a family rather than things.
Have a blessed & healthy Advent season.