#ygkChallenge: Give the Gift of Time

ygk challenge, holidaysWelcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and personal invitation to join us in completing a small but meaningful achievement. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston a slightly better place to live, work and play. And of course, we also hope that you will feel proud of your contribution and achievement.

This week’s challenge encourages you to:

Spend time with your loved ones. Harvey and I have some young family members who, quite frankly, don’t need a lot of stuff – Santa more than takes care of that.  So, instead of throwing yet another tangible item on the pile, we like to give them the gift of our time and fun experiences.  From simply going to the movies to making dinner together and even a couple of day trips to places like Toronto and Wonderland, we’ve created great memories with our brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews that a new video game or Lululemon sweater just can’t replace.  This idea doesn’t just have to apply to kids.  I’m sure we all have some older folks in our families who would love to spend more time with us.  Maybe decide on a regular lunch or coffee date, or spend a weekend together baking or working in the garden.  Take them to the theatre or go for a long walk.  You don’t have to spend money to give a great gift.  This week, we challenge you to make a plan to give the gift of your time this holiday.

Sign up and commit to completing this week’s challenge by commenting below with an “I’m in“, “challenge accepted“, “en garde” or something along those lines. Further, help us spread the word via Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag: #ygkchallenge. As you work towards completing this week’s task, please feel free to lend others a helping hand by providing tips on how you achieved success.

Thanks to -Jeffrey- for today’s photo.

Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

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