During the holiday season we are encouraged to do what are commonly referred to as “good deeds”.  These activities are sometimes perceived to be just of monetary value for a person in need.

Giving money to someone in need is very generous.  However, there are other ways we can challenge ourselves to provide good deeds to others.  So in the holiday spirit, the team at Dental Specialists of Niles, P.C. has come up with 12 ways that do not involve giving money that you can do your “good deed” this holiday.

  1. Spend time with a friend, family member, or neighbor who may be lonely during the holidays.
  2. Donate your time to a local charity, food bank, or shelter.
  3. Provide words of encouragement to someone that is struggling with an issue in their life.
  4. Ask your employer for available job openings for an unemployed friend.
  5. Forgive someone of their transgressions against you and offer them a second chance.
  6. Send a holiday card to a distant relative or friend instead of an email, text, or voicemail.
  7. Provide a really good referral for a business associate.
  8. During your holiday shopping, hold a door open for someone else when you enter every store.
  9. Invite a friend or family member into your home for a home-cooked meal.
  10. Help someone find their way that is seeking directions to a destination.
  11. Donate your unwanted or unused clothing and household items to a local charity.
  12. Say Please, Thank You, and Excuse Me as needed.


What good deed are you most proud of? 

We welcome you to share your thoughts by comment on this post, on our Facebook Fan page, or tell us in person during your next scheduled dental appointment.