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Today's Random Act of Kindness...

Pujols Kitchen - Sunday, December 18, 2016



Sponsor a child from another country.
There are many organizations through which you can sponsor a child from another country who is in need of the basic necessities as well as a role model. It is so rewarding to see him or her bloom into a confident young person who has dreams of achieving great deeds.

Today's Random Act of Kindness...

Pujols Kitchen - Friday, December 16, 2016



Give cake away.
Buy a variety of cake. Then, with a group of friends, turn up unexpectedly (like a flashmob) at a public place, eg. shopping mall and hand out FREE cake to anyone you see!

Today's Random Act of Kindness...

Pujols Kitchen - Thursday, December 15, 2016



Make paper snowflakes.

Like snowflakes, no two people are alike. A great way to spend time with someone during the holidays, or when it’s too cold to go outside, is to make your own snowflake decorations. All you need is time, paper and scissors.

Today's Random Act of Kindness...

Pujols Kitchen - Thursday, December 15, 2016



Pay someone's parking meter.
Be a Parking Meter Angel and help their expired meter.

How to Simplify the Holidays - Tip 3

Pujols Kitchen - Wednesday, December 14, 2016



Simplify the holidays? Is it even possible? The short answer is yes. Here is Tip #3 to help you relax this holiday season.


3.    Sometimes less shopping means more. Getting elbowed in the mad rush at the stores can drain the joy right out of the holiday season.Studies show that people who are focused more on gifts feel less holiday cheer than those who spend more time with close friends and family. And despite your best efforts to get a loved one the perfect gift, a survey done by Consumer Reports showed that each year up to 49 million people get gifts they don’t want. Some turn around and sell these gifts on eBay while others post “bad gift” photos on Facebook and other social media. Find out what your loved one truly enjoys. Even if directly asking them what they want and giving the gift isn’t a surprise, at least you’ll know your loved one likes it.

Today's Random Act of Kindness...

Pujols Kitchen - Tuesday, December 13, 2016



Take someone to the movies.
For many people going to the movies is luxury that rarely occurs. For some it is the cost that hinders their ability to go. For others it is the lack of time, energy, or transportation. Make sure all of your friend's needs are met, then plan a time to treat your friend, neighbor, or lonely relative to the movies.

Today's Random Act of Kindness...

Pujols Kitchen - Tuesday, December 13, 2016



Hold the door open for someone.
Holding the door open is a polite and thoughtful act you can easily do for your family, friends and even strangers, every day. Whether you’re at school, the grocery story, at work, or at home, those around you will certainly appreciate your good manners.

4 Health Tips for Your Office Party...

Pujols Kitchen - Monday, December 12, 2016


Tempting foods at holiday office parties can easily derail your healthy diet. Consider the following alternatives so you can avoid weight gain this holiday season.

·         Before the party, eat a nutritious, protein-packed meal, followed by a high-fiber snack. This way you won’t be so hungry when you arrive at the party and you won’t eat as many less nutritious foods.
·         If it’s a potluck, bring a heart-healthy dish.
·         At the party, look for whole grains, fruits, veggies and grilled choices rather than dishes that are fried or loaded with cream, cheese or butter.
·         It’s okay to indulge in dessert, but a healthier choice is to but find a colleague and split one together.

Today's Random Act of Kindness...

Pujols Kitchen - Monday, December 12, 2016



Write a thank you note! It’s the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation and gratitude for the festive gifts friends and family have given, and to tell them how much you value them.

Today's Random Act of Kindness...

Pujols Kitchen - Sunday, December 11, 2016


Play a game with someone! Here are a few of our favorites...

Memory: 

1.    Mix up a deck of cards. 
2.    Lay the cards in rows, face down. 
3.    Each player takes a turn, turning over any two cards. 
4.    If the two cards match, the player can keep them. 
5.    If they don't match, the player must turn them back over. 
6.    Remember what was on each card and where it was. 
7.    Watch and remember during the other player's turn. 
8.    The game is over when all the cards have been matched. 
9.    The player with the most matches wins.

Crazy Eights (Like Uno but with a regular deck of cards):

1.    Deal five cards to each player (seven each if there are only two players). Place the rest of the deck face down on the table, and the top card of the deck face up beside the stock to start the discard pile. 
2.    Play clockwise, staring with the player to the dealer’s left. 
3.    If the top card of the discard pile is not an eight, you may play any card which matches the rank or suit of the previous card (for example if the top card was the king of hearts you could play any king or any heart).
4.    An eight is considered wild and may be played on any card, and the player of the eight must nominate a suit. 
5.    If an eight is on top of the pile, you must play either another eight or any card of the suit nominated by the person who played the eight. 
6.    The first player to get rid of all their cards wins, and the other players score penalty points according to the cards they have left in their hands - 50 for an eight, 10 for a picture, and spot cards at face value (one point for an ace, two for a two and so on).
7.    If the stock pile is exhausted, the played cards, except for the last card, are shuffled and stacked face down to make a new stock.

Spoons

·         Requires a standard deck of cards (no Jokers)
·         Spoons, one fewer than there are players
·         3 to 13 players

Deal four cards to each player and arrange spoons in a small circle in the center of the table. Each player tries to make four of a kind. The dealer takes a card off the top of the deck, giving him five cards in his hand, removes one and passes it facedown to the left. Play continues in this fashion with each player discarding to the person on his or her left and the last player placing his onto the discard pile. 

Cards are picked up and passed quickly around the table until someone gets four of a kind and takes a spoon from the center. Once the player with four of a kind takes a spoon, anyone can take a spoon. The player left without a spoon gets a letter. If the stack of draw cards runs out, stop to reshuffle and continue play.

The object of the game is to be the last player remaining who hasn’t lost enough rounds to spell out S-P-O-O-N. Spell out “SPOON,” and you’re out.

Players who have reached four of a kind can be subtle and sneak a spoon under the noses of other players paying too close of attention to their cards or a blatant grab that results in the others scrambling for the remaining spoons on the table. Either way, it’s a hilarious game that keeps your mind and body moving.


 

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