Acts of Kindness
Both simple and grand acts of kindness make a difference in the lives of others and when we're the ones performing them, in our own lives. Here are a few simple ideas that can have a ripple effect.
- At least once a day do something selfless for someone else.
- Pick up litter. Instead of walking by trash on the sidewalk, throw it in the garbage can. Every little bit helps and even one piece makes a difference.
- Donate books you no longer need. An adult daycare or elder care facility.
- Donate a bag of dog or cat food (or both) to your local animal shelter.
- Hold the door for someone else and let them go ahead.
- Write a personal note of thanks to someone who has made a difference to you.
- Write a personal note letting someone know you thought of them instead of sending a text, tweet or Facebook message.
- Pick up the phone and call that loved one or friend you haven't spoken to in months or years (for whatever reason).
- Compliment someone who does something well; compliment with sincerity and acknowledge what a difference they make.
- Drive courteously. Let a few cars merge in front of you. If someone cuts you off, slow down and forget about it.
Love is kind...rejoices in truth...believes all things, hopes all things...Love never fails. 1 Cor 13:4-8
In part from Tony Robbins on Peak Performance.