Let's change the world one act of kindness at a time...

Monday, July 20, 2009

Make the World a Better Place

Go ahead, try it! Make the world a better place. It's easier than you think!

As you go through your day, look for opportunities to do something nice for someone. Be random. Be kind to someone you know. Be kind to a total stranger. Let yourself go. Then watch what happens. A Random Kind Act will have an impact on that someone. Just as amazing, a Random Kind Act will have an impact on YOU.

Here are some ideas...
  • Put a quarter in a parking meter that has expired

  • Give a lottery ticket to a stranger

  • Compliment a stranger sincerely

  • Cut coupons out and leave them at the register for others

  • Drop a few coins in an area where children play, where they can easily find them

  • Write a note of appreciation to your mailman

  • Write a note to someone who has treated you nice while doing their job (waiter, clerk, sales person, etc.)

  • Cut an article out of the newspaper that would interest a friend and mail it to them

  • Leave "Have a nice day" stickers at a front desk

  • Start a conversation up with a co-worker that you don't know

  • Leave something cheery or nice for your co-workers (fun post-its, fun office supplies, candy, etc.)

  • Put change in a row of vending machines

  • Put something you no longer need on Craig's for free

  • Put a comment on someone's webpage that you really like... let them know you enjoy it"

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Priceless Things in Life

It's not the things that can be bought
That are life's richest treasure,
It's just the little heart gifts
That money cannot measure.

A cheerful smile, a friendly word,
A sympathetic nod
Are priceless little treasures
From the storehouse of our God.

They are the things that can't be bought
With silver or with gold,
For thoughtfulness and kindness
And love are never sold.

They are the priceless things in life
For which no one can pay,
And the giver finds rich recompense
In giving them away.

~ Helen Steiner Rice