|Sacred Heart Church, Honolulu|
These suggestions were written for an older teen and adults. You may have to adapt some of them if you have younger children in the home.
Day 1. I will wait 15 minutes before drinking something, especially if I am very thirsty.
Day 2. I will acknowledge Christ in a person by smiling at someone even if they do not smile back.
Day 3. I will offer my help to a member of my family.
Day 4. I will visit the Blessed Sacrament just to say "Thank you Lord!".
Day 5. I will do a random act of kindness.
Day 6. I will say a prayer for a forgotten member of my family.
Day 7. I will read a page from the Imitation of Christ.
Day 8. I will avoid listening to gossip.
Day 9. I will be extra kind to the person who annoys me the most.
Day 10. I will skip coffee or a favorite beverage today.
Day 11. I will listen to Catholic hymns instead of secular music.
Day 12. I will quiet my mind and pray the Hail Mary once, asking our Lady to show me how to be more like her.
Day 13. I will say a prayer for a forgotten friend.
Day 14. I will make a list of my sins in preparation for confession.
Day 15. I will say a prayer for a poor soul in Purgatory.
Day 16. I will say a prayer for someone who has hurt me.
Day 17. I will share with my family a special treat.
Day 18. I will make a list of God's blessings He has bestowed on me.
Day 19. I will not nag a loved one.
Day 20. I will skip lunch today.
Day 21. I will save $5.00 to give to a homeless person.
Day 22. I will do a chore I do not like to do, without being asked.
Day 23. I will pray an extra Rosary for persecuted Christians.
Day 24. I will give donate an item I like to someone less fortunate.
Day 25. I will attend Christmas Mass and I will pay extra attention to Christ's sacrifice.