Kindness Idea

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Give Someone a Vacation

Give someone the gift of rest and relaxation. Do you have a co-worker who needs a break? Arrange for them to use one of your personal vacation days. Has it been years since your sister had a quiet weekend away with her spouse? Offer to watch their kids and buy them a gift card to their favorite hotel. Help someone you care about relax and get away.


People who stress less are healthier, happier, and more productive. Everyone needs a break every once and a while; a chance to rest and recharge. Giving someone a vacation is a wonderful act of kindness that will not only benefit them, but yourself as well.

Step It Up:

If you really want to be extravagantly kind, plan a vacation for someone and surprise them with it. Perhaps your parents don't have the money to go on a trip to celebrate their anniversary this year. Get your siblings to chip in with you and send them on a trip! Surprise them with it. This is actually easy to do if you start planning and saving well in advance. Give yourself some time to save up and be sure to ask your parents questions about their favorite vacations in the past. Get some information, save up, and send them on the best vacation they've ever had!

Keep It Simple:

Even if you are on a tight budget, you can still give someone a vacation. You don't even have to spend any money at all! Give a co-worker one of your vacation days so they can rest and come back to work refreshed. Offer to cover their shift at work if you notice they seem to be exhausted and burned out. Or offer to watch your neighbor's children for free so they can get an evening away. You could pet-sit or house-sit for someone. You could even just offer to drive someone to or from the airport on either end of their trip, or invite someone coming into town to stay with you so they don't have to pay for a hotel. While they are with you, treat them like royalty! Give them a vacation at your home.

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Some tips on how to save up for a vacation.

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