I finished out our Year of Kindness this week by baking cookies for the local nursing home. It was a very economical project since I just bought the tubes of cookies from the store (on sale!). The baking & decorating was the most time-consuming and that only took a little more than an hour. Even during the busy holiday season it takes very little to give some kindness to others. I made chocolate chip & sugar cookies and dropped them off at St. Mary's at Asbury Ridge ( http://www.stmaryshome.org/ ) on Saturday. It has a variety of different facilities including assisted living and an Alzheimer's facility. I dropped off the cookies at the front desk and the secretary was so confused at first. I had to explain three times that they weren't for anyone in particular; that I was just dropping them off for the holiday....Leave them out for whoever...Give them to someone who doesn't get any visitors, etc. It took a while for it to sink in and she just kept saying "oh!"