Giving!

I hope everybody is having a wonderful December! :)

Today I wanted to let you guys know what I have been up to for the holidays, and a few things that I've done to try and help others during this stressful time of year.  I wanted to attempt and brighten some peoples days with spontaneous presents, and even if I never see them again I hopefully had a positive impact on their life!

If you know me than you probably know that I have a dog named Summer.  She is my best friend and has been an absolute savior when I am having rough times in my life.  Summer loves NC State, so I decided to bring her to the main area of campus for the afternoon to help destress some of the kids taking exams!  

We spent an hour in the afternoon talking to people about how their tests were going, and allowing people to pet my dog and get some puppy love.  Hearing people say that it really brightened their day and made them less stressed before their exam was a very wonderful feeling! :)

The second thing that I did was a little secret santa activity that I saw on a video!  I split 50 dollars up into 10 5s, and I put them in envelopes with a little note.  I walked around campus and gave these to 10 people I had never met before, and may never see again.  Seeing the reactions was certainly fun, and I felt like this was a great way to randomly impact somebody positively.  50 dollars is a lot of money to me, and I was thinking of a way that I could use it to help as many people as possible, and this seemed like a great idea!

The holiday season can come with a lot of expectations regarding gifts.  I thought that the most genuine way to give this season was to help individuals that I didn't know personally, and try to spread some happy feelings! :)

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!