Thursday, October 6, 2011

Begin Today!

Too often as we get deeper into our technology we often forget about the human beings right in front of us. Those people who are desperate for contact of any kind, from a simple smile to a wonderful compliment. I thought I would take the time to offer some small ways to be kind to someone and I challenge you all to do ONE thing a day and see what a difference it makes in your OWN life!

Put them into practice and also create your own:-

  1. Send someone a hand written note of thanks.
  2. Make a card at home and send it to a friend for no reason.
  3. Buy a lottery ticket for a stranger.
  4. Put some coins in someone else’s parking meter.
  5. Buy a coffee for the car behind you at Starbucks!
  6. Cut your neighbor’s lawn or rake up their leaves.
  7. Walk your friend’s dog.
  8. Give a compliment about your waiter / waitress to his / her manager.
  9. Send someone a small gift anonymously.
  10. Stop and help someone replace their flat tire.
  11. Let someone jump the line at the bank or grocery store.
  12. Pay for the drinks on the next table at a restaurant.
  13. Treat a friend to the movies for no reason.
  14. Give a huge tip to someone when they least expect it.
  15. Hold the door open for someone in a rush.
  16. Give up your seat for someone, not just an elderly person.
  17. Write notes of appreciation at least once a week.
  18. Talk to a homeless person and have a “normal” conversation.
  19. Pick up some trash in the road which would otherwise be lying around.
  20. Compliment a work colleague for their excellence, better yet put it in writing.
  21. Recommend a competitor to a potential client.
  22. Give another driver your parking spot.
  23. Give a bottle of water or a soft drink to a delivery person on a HOT day.
  24. Help an elderly neighbor take out the trash.
  25. Tell all your family members how much your appreciate them.
  26. Leave a copy of an interesting book on a train/bus/hotel or in a waiting room.
  27. Buy an inspirational book for a friend and mail or give it to them.
  28. Bake some cookies and leave them with your local nurses station, doctors office, fire or police department.
  29. Smile a lot and look people in the eye and say Hello!
  30. Send a greeting card to someone just because!

What goes around is sure to come around – happy helping :-) Would love to hear your ideas if you want to leave a comment!

1 comment:

  1. I can handle #7, 23 and 29 :-)

    Hi Kat, I haven;t been here in a while. Your blog looks great! :-)


Looking forward to seeing how you made a difference today!