Many Kindness Cards in The Christmas Game focus on ways to help others. But it is just important to acknowledge when others have been kind to us.
Card 63 (Deck 2) directs all players to write a thank you note to someone who did something nice for them this month.
One way to generally improve your mood is to spend some a few moments each day thinking of the good things that have happened to you, and of the nice things people have done for you.
And one way to help other people improve their mood is to acknowledge when they have done something nice. You'll feel better, they'll feel better, you'll like them better, and they'll like you better -- it's a win, win, win, win!
That's why Card 63 is so powerful, and is worth including in your Christmas Game.
An important part of being kind to others is simply being aware of their efforts and of your own opportunities. Kindness Cards in The Christmas Game are as much about consciousness as they are about action.
Card 63 works for just about everybody, because just about everybody has experienced an act of kindness or generosity in the past month. Moreover, Card 63 doesn't take a long time to play -- it only takes a few moments to jot down a note, dash off a letter, or send a quick email or text message expressing gratitude -- so you can almost always fit Card 63 into your game.
For an even better Game, make sure everyone shares with the group the nice thing that someone did for them, and why that thing mattered to them.
Receiving a gift certificate might make you feel good, but playing Card 63 will make you feel even better. And you will help others feel better, too.