Saturday, January 16, 2010

Random Acts of Kindness

Catching up my reading, I came across this article in the Readers' Digest - 31 Good Deeds: A month's worth of Good Feelings published in December 2009.    I modified the list and made it my own, most of the deeds can be done within 15 mins. This is similar to what is known as Random Act of Kindness.  This certainly a good thing to consider, as part of New Year's  - to do good deeds, especially with the recent disaster in Haiti.  It's a food for thought.

  1. Compliment a stranger.
  2. Shovel someone's snow.
  3. Donate used clothing.
  4. Volunteer at school.
  5. Volunteer at church for outreach program or out of the cold program.
  6. Be a good listener to someone who needs it.
  7. Bring flowers to a fire hall
  8. Deliver a casserole to new parents.
  9. Hold the door for the person behind you.
  10. Visit websites like thehungersite.com and freerice.com to donate food without paying a cent.
  11. Pay for the order of the person behind you at a drive through.
  12. Donate blood.
  13. Give craft supplies to a day-care centre or school.
  14. Leave a generous tip for a server or delivery man.
  15. Look after someone's child.
  16. Send a note of support to someone who's going through a tough time.
  17. Donate books to a school.
  18. Be a mentor to someone in your field.
  19. Give up your seat for someone else on public transportation.
  20. Make an online donation to aid organization.
  21. Bring a box of doughnuts to the office.
  22. Bake cookies or cake for people you work with.
  23. Give food to a homeless person.
  24. Give a lift to someone who can't drive.
  25. Donate hand-made cards to senior retirement home.

2 comments:

andy said...

I'm proud of you, sis! :D

Leslie Jane Moran said...

We SO all need to be reminded. Thanks.