Monday, November 30, 2009

Acts of Kindness...25 Days until Christmas

A follow up to healing a broken heart and to open a closed heart can start with acts of kindness.

Here are some examples for starters:

  • Donate your professional clothes to an organization that helps people get back into the workforce.
  • Reach out to the homebound -- seniors, ill or incapacitate children or caregivers committed to caring for their family members at home. Give them with an inspiring book. Offer to bring them books from the library. Help them take care of their pets. Convince a beautician or barber to make a house-call. Give them a call once in a while for a chat.
  • Give a thank-you card to a bus driver who is driving off-peak hours, or to your postperson, the clerk at the bank who helps you all of the time, your school advisor, your favorite profesor.
  • Tape the exact change for a soda to a vending machine or a payphone.
  • Leave flowers in front of someone's house.
  • Bake cookies for your neighbors.
  • Put quarters in the laundry machine for the next person.
  • Send cards with beautiful messages to anonymous people.
  • Leave chocolate on the desk of your co-workers.
  •  Treat someone to a cup of their favorite coffee.
  • Make some soup or sandwich for a homeless person in your neighborhood and deliver it to them with a smile. Stop and have a conversation with a homeless person. Find out how they're doing.
  • Collect clothes from family and friends and take them to your closest shelter.
  • Collect food cans and take them to a food bank.
  • Buy someone dessert.
  • Pay for the person behind you at a drive-thru.
  • Pick up flowers at the grocery store and after you check out, give them to the cashier or the bagger with a big smile and a smile card.
Remember to make the world a better place, starts with ourselves.

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