Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Go ahead. Make my day.

Do you feel like changing the world?  Maybe you'd like to give some gratitude?  Show some love? Be nice? Thank someone?  Make a difference?  Bring a little joy?  How about encouraging others?  Celebrating life?  Perhaps doing all of these?  Go ahead.  Make my day! 

Here to help motivate you on this Wednesday morning are a number of random acts of kindness that you just might want to borrow.  Use them as often as you like.  If you prefer, please feel free to make up some of your own!  You might want to even tell us about some ideas you have - they are most certainly welcome in the comments section below!

Share your smile generously.

Take an acquaintance to dinner.

Sponsor people in fundraising walk-a-thons (like Sunday's AIDS Walk).

Donate time at a senior center.

Give a pair of tickets to a concert or baseball game to a stranger.

Send a gift anonymously to a friend.

Pay for the person behind you in the movie line.

Tell your parents/children why you love them.

Spend some time serving food at a meal program for the needy.

Volunteer to be a tutor in a school.

Stop by a nursing home, and visit a resident with no family nearby.

Have a clean-up party in the park.

Bring coworkers a special treat.

Volunteer to read to kids in the library.

Make a point of finding the name of a supermarket or drugstore employee and then praise him/her through that company’s corporate office.

When drivers try to merge into your lane, let them in with a wave and a smile.

Tell your boss that you think he/she does a good job.

Call or visit a homebound person.

Pay a compliment at least once a day.

Transport someone who can’t drive.

Make telephone calls in support of equality urging others to put aside hate.

Say something nice to everyone you meet today.

Send a treat to a school or day-care center.

Give public testimony about an important civic matter.

Volunteer at an organization that needs help.

Go through your closets and find several nice items and then donate them to a shelter.

Buy books for a day care or school.

Give toys to the children at a shelter.

Volunteer to fix up an elderly person's home.

Buy a pack of brightly colored stickers and give them to children you meet during the day.

Let the person behind you in the grocery store go ahead of you in line.

Give your full attention to someone in need and simply listen.

Invite someone new for dinner, either in your home or in a restaurant.

Say nice things randomly to facebook and twitter friends.

Buy some bottles of water and randomly hand them out to strangers on the street.

Drop off a plant or a plate of cookies to your nearby police or fire station.

Clean graffiti from neighborhood walls and buildings.

Buy a stranger a free pizza.

Give a bag of groceries to a homeless person.

Give coffee to people on their way to work in the morning.

Leave a treat or handmade note of thanks for a delivery person or mail carrier.

Treat someone to fresh fruit

Sing at a nursing home.

Open the door for another person.

Leave an extra-large tip for the waitperson.

Tell a bus or taxi driver how much you appreciate their driving.

Give another driver your parking spot.

Give flowers to be delivered with meal delivery programs.

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