Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse. – Henry Van Dyke
November 13th is World Kindness Day, and it’s a day we think worth celebrating and observing every month. We’ve written before about using your home freeze dryer to help others, but more than ever before we’ve heard stories from you about how you’re helping neighbors – and strangers – through the terrible natural disasters this year by sharing freeze dried meals.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. – Aesop
Have you been kind today? Make kindness your modus operandi and you’ll change your world. – Annie Lennox
- Make healthy road trip snacks such as freeze-dried fruit and marshmallows combined with nuts and seeds to send home with your holiday house guests.
- Freeze dry simple entrees or desserts to share with elderly people in your neighborhood or church. The holidays can be lonely for many seniors, and a small gesture can go a long way.
- Share freeze dried portions of foods kids love, such as mac and cheese, seasoned veggie chips and fruit with single parents in your circle of friends. Just one no-cook night can help stressed parents recharge.
- Wrap up freeze dried goodies such as ice cream sandwiches, gummy bears, and yogurt drops to share with neighbors and friends. Novelty treats are so much more fun than cookies and fudge.
- Freeze dry a week’s worth of favorite meals to give as a gift. Having just a week’s worth of nutritious food can help someone you love safely and comfortably endure an emergency in the coming year.
Kindness is always fashionable – Amelia Barr