Kindness and Being the Good in Someone’s Day

This is a sponsored post. I was given a free sample but all thoughts and comments are my own.

I bet you didn’t know that there is a Christmas tree ornament that encourages kindness. There is and his name is Oliver.

Oliver the Ornament is a heartwarming tale of one family’s cherished Christmas ornaments. The story centers on Oliver, who has been with this family since Mom and Dad’s very first date. Years later, Oliver, now wounded and bullied, still has the magic of Christmas in his heart. The story follows Oliver’s excitement for Christmas, his heartbreak, and his determination to overcome all odds to save the day. Oliver, along with his friends, will warm your heart with his kindness, humility, and love.

Oliver the Ornament is the first of 7 books and part of a large product line that emphasizes kindness. The creators of Oliver donate a portion of each book sold to children’s charities. Oliver the Ornament gift set (book and ornament) is $29.95. Other items are available too, starting at $14.95. You can purchase Oliver the Ornament from Oliver directly, at a store near you, or on Amazon. 

Can’t you tell that my son’s dog Bo is feeling the love?

Be The Good

Kindness and goodness are two words that were often used to describe my cousin, Martha Temple Todd. Martha has been gone a little over two years but on December 4th, her birthday, we honor her by being the good in someone’s day.

Martha frequently said, “Every day may not be good, but there is good in every day.” She inspired so many of us to want to be better people with her positive attitude in the face of adversity.

Last year I took poinsettias to some people I know at nursing homes. You can read about it here.

I haven’t decided yet what I’m going to do for “Be the Good Day” but I know that whatever I do I will be thinking about Martha.

Martha’s family and I would be honored if you would participate in our “Be the Good Day” and then comment and let us know what you did.

#BetheGood #kindnessmatters




  1. This is so beautiful, what a sweet idea. The world does need more kindness right now.

  2. teresak 3 Dec, 2017

    Thank you for commenting Cheri! I appreciate it!