Love Mother Earth

Love Mother Earth

The Earth is what we all have in common. Today take a moment to be grateful for something that gives you joy on this glorious planet. Love Mother Earth was …

Be Kind to Your Heart

Be Kind to Your Heart

Do you know there are seven easy ways to help control your risk for heart disease? Manage your heart risk by understanding “Life’s Simple 7.” Get active Control cholesterol Eat …

Send a College Student a Care Package

Send a College Student a Care Package

Sure, you could just send money, but college kids aren’t known for making the wisest choices when cash is burning a hole in their pocket. A better idea to give …

Take a Break

Take a Break

Because almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes. Including you. Source:  Medium Take a Break was last modified: January 13th, 2017 by Audrey Graziano

Make a fresh pot if you drink the last cup

Make a Fresh Pot If You Drink the Last Cup

Offices are all about productivity, and productivity is all about coffee. These days, though, there’s no excuse for coffee to taste like crap, even if it’s brewed in a break …

Leave your unused coupons at the grocery store

Leave Your Unused Coupons at the Store

Coupons can be hit or miss, but some stores offer pretty sweet savings. Best of all, many of these stores don’t really care if your coupon is expired, they’ll accept …

Go above and beyond

Exceed Expectations

Have you ever seen the “You had one job!” joke? It’s usually a picture, with a crazy error like “Please slow drively.” Or like spelling “STOP” S-O-T-P, or hanging a …

Help a friend 'hunt' for a job

Help a Friend ‘Hunt’ for a Job

Job searching or not, networking can be pretty intimidating. But while you should encourage your friend to take advantage of those events to meet new contacts and potential employers, don’t …

Give someone a back rub

Give Someone a Back Rub

Find a stable, hard surface in your home and have your loved one lay down with their face towards the floor. You don’t necessarily need a professional massage table—any sturdy …

Take the middle seat

Take the Middle Seat

If you end up in a middle seat for a flight of any duration, it will help if you accept early on that it ain’t gonna be fun, easy or …

Scoop the Poop

Scoop the Poop

10 Reason’s to Scoop the Poop Stormwater carries pet waste and other pollutants directly into waterways. Animal waste adds nitrogen to the water. Excess nitrogen depletes the oxygen in water …

Donate a gift card

Donate Unused Portion of a Gift Card

Welcome to Donate Your Card, where you can exchange your store and restaurant gift cards for a charity donation. You will receive a tax receipt for the entire full value …

WALK (instead of drive)

Walk (Instead of Drive)

So what do you stand to gain from not driving? 1. A little extra money in your pocket: Anywhere from $9,000 – $14,000 a year according to the American Public …

Be coachable

Be Coachable

The first trait is humility. Humility teaches that there are things we need to do that we cannot do on our own. Only humility can teach us that the most …

Participate in a food drive

Participate in a Food Drive

The Feeding America nationwide network of food banks secures and distributes 4 billion meals each year through food pantries and meal programs throughout the United States and leads the nation …

Organize a block party

Organize a Block Party

Maybe you’ve just moved to your block, or maybe you’ve lived there for several years but still don’t know most of your neighbors. Deciding to organize a party in the …

Open your home for the holidays

Open Your Home for the Holidays

If you aren’t the one feeling blue over the holidays but know someone else who is likely to be feeling that way, be sensitive and don’t overdo the merriment and good …

Show affection

Show Affection

Human connection can be a comforting thing whether you are upset or just going on about your daily life. Knowing that someone cares has a big impact, and showing someone …

Fold the laundry for your partner

Fold the Laundry for Your Partner

Laundry is easily my least favorite chore out of all of them—mostly because it always takes so long to sort, wash, fold, and iron all of my clothes. Here are …

Realize that you are ONE OF A KIND

Realize That You Are One of a Kind

The Benefits of Self-Knowledge Maybe it’s obvious, but here in a nutshell are a few reasons why you might want to know your own nature: Happiness. You will be happier …

Share Memories

Share Memories

We share memories of the past for many reasons. By telling a sad or difficult story – perhaps a fond memory of someone we have lost since last Christmas – …

Help someone change a flat tire

Help Someone Change a Flat Tire

Sooner or later, it’s bound to happen to most everyone. You’re driving along with your mind on the important meeting agenda, and suddenly your car pulls to one side and …

Offer to work late for a co-worker

Offer to Work Late for a Co-Worker

Finding ways at work to help others is one of the simplest things to do to create an environment of kindness. Offering to assist on a project, cover someone’s shift, …

Stop at a little kids lemonade stand

Stop at a Little Kids Lemonade Stand

They are taking action. That’s right.  They’re not sitting on the sideline waiting for a handout. Maybe they have a goal to buy a new Hello Kitty Pencil Box or …

look for the best in a bad situtation

Look for the Best in a Bad Situation

Just as many plant species rely on the effects of the fire for growth and reproduction, we too can adapt to life’s circumstances and become more resilient and proactive. Every …

Ride your bike to work

Ride Your Bike to Work

Biking to work is fun, plain and simple. Many people look back wistfully on fond childhood memories of riding their bike around their neighborhood, wishing they could still be so carefree …

Return a lost item to its owner

Return a Lost Item to Its Owner

ALSO-Help your fellow before he loses his property. If you see your fellow’s property in danger, save it. If a flood is coming, lay down sandbags. If the wind is …

Fill your partners gastank, without being asked

Fill Your Partner’s Gastank

“Acts of service” are probably the most time-intensive of the five love languages. You can’t just say a kind word or give a quick kiss. Showing love through acts of service …

Help a younger sibling with their homework

Help a Child with Their Homework

“All the research says the single best way to improve your child’s homework performance—and bring more peace to your home—is to insist on a daily schedule or routine,” says Ann …

Be Prepared

Be Prepared

Insecurity arises from being unprepared. So to overcome this insecurity you must prepare yourself to a point where you feel you are ready. Once you reach this platform, it’s all about …

Make a homemade gift for someone

Make a Homemade Gift for Someone

Of course, just because it is homemade does not mean that you want it to look that way. Make these cute inexpensive gifts that no one will ever know are …

Play tourguide in your own city

Play Tour Guide in Your Own City

Plan it out. Your guests will enjoy it. Or just do it for yourself. If I were going to visit you this weekend, what would we do? Where would we …

Stand up for what you believe

Stand up for What You Believe

The best way to stand up for a belief is to walk the walk, not just talk the talk.  If you really believe in something, then don’t just argue, do …

Compliment someone's style

Compliment Someone’s Style

“I love your sense of style.” This not only shows that you like the duds your complimentee is sporting right now, but that you’ve been noticing and appreciating their style …

Celebrate other people's success

Celebrate Other People’s Success

If you master generating genuine happiness for other people, not only will you find a cure for the envy, which can sabotage your success, but there are additional benefits as …

Go to a friends event

Go to a Friend’s Event

Whether it be a stand up gig, concert, theatre performance, or art opening,  it is kind to go out and support a pal. Source:  PixTeller      Go to a …

Support your local farmer's market

Support Your Local Farmer’s Market

From savoring produce at the peak of freshness to meeting the people who grow your food, there are countless reasons to support farmers markets. Source:  CUESA Support Your Local Farmer’s …

Put together a family tree

Put Together a Family Tree

Learning about our ancestors helps us better understand who we are—creating a family bond, linking the present to the past, and building a bridge to the future. Source:  Family Search …

Learn how to appreciate art

Learn How to Appreciate Art

For someone who has not studied art, looking at a painting or a sculpture especially if its abstract, can be an experience similiar to staring at a work of art …

Be kind to your body-excercise

Be Kind to Your Body-Excercise

How much should you exercise? Many of us have certain ideas in our heads about what works best to keep us “in shape” and what does not. Five days a week, …

Become a beekeeper

Become a Beekeeper

Bees might bring out a stinging sensation of fear in some, but the little critters play a vital role in our everyday life. Through pollination, bees help produce many of …

visit your grandparents

Visit Your Grandparents

Okay, real talk. Your grandparents are actually the coolest people ever. They raised your parents, who then raised you. They are the origins of your cool. They were cool before …

Feed the birds

Feed the Birds

One of the best ways to enjoy wildlife in the comfort of your home is to watch birds at a feeder. You’ll be amazed at the variety of birds that …

Wash someone's car for them

Wash Someone’s Car for Them

Not everyone likes washing the car, but we all love to drive a clean, shiny vehicle. And a cleaning the car thoroughly protects the paintwork, keeping everything shiny for longer. …

Bake someone their favorite dessert

Bake Someone Their Favorite Dessert

Ah, the cupcake. The first known recipe was published in 1796, with instructions for “a cake to be baked in small cups”. Today the grab-and-go treat is ubiquitous, and shows no …

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day

It is time to say “Thank You” to the special teachers that you know.  Let them know that they are appreciated for all that they do. Use #TeacherAppreciationDay to post on social …

Conserve Water

Conserve Water

When it comes to conserving water, small adjustments can have a big impact. Conserve water with ideas from our 100+ water-saving tips that you can download, print or share on …

Tell a joke

Tell a Joke

“The human race has only one effective weapon, and that is laughter.” -Mark Twain If you want to impress somebody, make them laugh. If you want to connect with someone new, …

Go on an adventure in your local parks

Go on an Adventure in Your Local Parks

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.” — John Muir There …

Donate to Toys for Tots

Donate to Toys for Tots

You can contribute to your local Toys for Tots campaign in several ways. You can donate a toy at one of the area toy drop locations, host a Toys for …

Send Holiday Cards

Send Holiday Cards

Sending Christmas cards is a loved and anticipated holiday tradition that began all the way back in 1843, when Sir Henry Cole and John Horsley of the UK designed the …

Un-complicate yourself, meditate

Un-Complicate Yourself, Meditate

Meditation is a simple practice available to all, which can reduce stress, increase calmness and clarity and promote happiness. Learning how to meditate is straightforward, and the benefits can come …

Be patient

Be Patient

The more patient you are with others, the likelier you are to be viewed positively by your peers and your managers, not to mention your family and friends. Source:  MindTools …

Hold the elevator

Hold the Elevator

The rules of riding in an elevator are unclear to many people. Are you supposed to hold the door? Should you speak to fellow passengers or not make eye contact? …

Be brave

Be Brave

In order to understand bravery, one must understand its opposite – fear. Fear is an enemy, and a cruel one at that. Most people don’t like to get to know …

Put your phone away

Put Your Phone Away

The cynical part of me is surprised you even clicked into this story: the title is “how to put your phone away.” Can’t that be answered with a one-step solution? …

High FIVE!

High FIVE!

Sometimes, something so awesome happens, you just need to slap your hands against someone else’s hands. It’s called a HIGH FIVE, and these are some of the best ever! Source: …

Be authentic

Be Authentic

“Authenticity” is all about being real.  Genuine, not an imitation.  Read on to learn more about what it is to be authentic. Click the link for 21 quotes on authenticity. …

Try not to complain for a day

Try Not to Complain for a Day

How often do you grumble and complain? If you kept a notebook on you and put a little ‘x’ on a sheet of paper every time you grumbled, complained, whined …

K.I.S.S. (and kiss)

K.I.S.S. (and kiss)

K.I.S.S. (Keep is super simple) and of course, kiss. “Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple.” C. W. Ceran There’s nothing like a romantic kiss. It …

Do what you LOVE

Do What You Love

Do what you love and enjoyment will follow. Do what you love and you will feel more fulfilled. Do what you love and the money will seem less relevant. Source: …

Be a conversation starter

Be a Conversation Starter

These openers work great for beginning a conversation. They’re far more interesting than the standard “Where are you from?” type questions, and they are excellent conversation builders. 1. Tell me …

Be Mindful

Be Mindful

Mindfulness is the quality of fullness of attention, immediacy, non-distraction. In that sense, it is the key to life. Source:  Beliefnet Be Mindful was last modified: January 14th, 2017 by …

Make Eye Contact

Make Eye Contact

I’m sure you’ve heard that old saying, “It’s not what you say but how you say it that matters.” Most of human communication is nonverbal. One study at UCLA found that up …

Give what you can, take what you need

Give What You Can, Take What You Need

People Were Told To ‘Take What You Need’ From A Board Full Of Money. What Happened Next Will Amaze You “People of all genders, races, and socio-economic backgrounds gave and …

Travel

Travel

Travel is good for lots of things, but it can also increase mental well-being – and not just in the short-term. Whether you’re traveling for business, on a one-week family …

Offer someone a ride who doesn't have a car

Offer Someone a Ride

Offering a friend a ride can be a treat.  Fun conversation and possible backseat driving may occur. Source:  Some life Offer Someone a Ride was last modified: January 14th, 2017 …

Make time to read together

Make Time to Read Together

Making time and space to read together is the simplest, most effective way to nurture compassion in yourself and your children. A good book opens the door to a new …

Shop Local

Shop Local

Several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally-owned business, rather than a nationally-owned businesses, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local …

Share a story

Share a Story

Writing and sharing a personal story can be a profound experience for the storyteller as well as for those reading. Stories about our personal experiences can awaken our awareness, stretch …

Be Yourself

Be Yourself

Our true self is who we really are when we let go of all of the stories, labels, and judgments that we have placed upon ourselves. It is who we …

Recycle

Recycle

Recycling is important in today’s world if we want to leave this planet for our future generations. It is good for the environment, since we are making new products from the …

Leave extra money in the parking meter

Leave Extra Money in the Parking Meter

Why not put a little extra time on your meter for the next person in line for that fabulous parking spot?  Pay it forward.  Literally.  🙂 In the meantime, keep …

Donate the shelter animal adoption fee

Donate the Shelter Animal Adoption Fee

Ask anyone who has adopted a pet and they’ll share with you their story of love, fun andcompanionship. Why? Because shelter pets are amazing! Within the next year, 29 million …

Help someone who is trying to help you

Help Someone Who Is Trying to Help You

Receiving help can sting. Admitting that others can do what you can’t and feeling indebted to them can lead to a sense of dependence and incompetence, and even resentment towards …

Participate in a charity race

Participate in a Charity Race

Do a good deed while you get your workout in for the day. Sign up for one of these races with charitable motives to really make your race count. Source: …

Make a playlist for a friend

Make a Playlist for a Friend

Give your playlist a title and description that’ll show listeners your creativity and the spirit of your playlist. Then add genre, mood, or activity tags so people can find it …

Get back in touch with an old friend

Get Back in Touch with an Old Friend

You and Candy Sue used to be so close … braiding each other’s hair at sleepovers, giggling over prank calls to classmates and teachers, sharing a packed hotel room on …

Adopt an acre of rainforest

Adopt an Acre of Rainforest

Through Adopt-A-Rainforest, individuals, school groups and other organizations contribute funding to small conservation groups in tropical countries that work to stop rainforest destruction. Donations to the Adopt-A-Rainforest projects support the purchase and …

Organize a carpool to reduce car emissions

Organize a Carpool to Reduce Car Emissions

GroupCarpool is the home for your carpooling needs. Today, people across every continent rely on GroupCarpool to streamline their ground transportation logistics. With offices in San Francisco and New York, …

Give free music lessons

Give Free Music Lessons

“Some people think music education is a privilege, but I think it’s essential to being human.” -Jewel – singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Source:  Spread Music Now Give Free Music Lessons …

Tutor children during or after school

Tutor Children during or after School

Tutoring elementary school children can be a rewarding and meaningful undertaking. Not only do tutors help remove barriers to academic success, they also act as educational role models, help make …

Pick up medicine for an elderly neighbor

Pick up Medicine for an Elderly Neighbor

Can I have someone else pick up my order? Yes. Simply list that person’s name during online checkout. That person will also have to show valid government-issued picture identification. Source: …

Treat Yo' Self

Treat Yo’ Self

It’s Been Three Years Since “Parks & Recreation’s” Treat Yo’ Self Episode So once again, TREAT. YO’. SELF. Source:  Buzzfeed Treat Yo’ Self was last modified: January 14th, 2017 by Audrey …

Donate your old eyeglasses

Donate Your Old Eyeglasses

If you wear glasses, you probably have multiple pairs collecting dust somewhere. Each year Seeing is Believing recycles thousands of pairs of used glasses. We clean each pair, determine the strength …

Volunteer at a local soup kitchen

Volunteer at a Local Soup Kitchen

Giving your time has a way of giving backIt doesn’t take a big commitment to make a big impact. Together, with millions of other food bank volunteers, your time adds …

Organize a neighborhood watch program

Organize a Neighborhood Watch Program

Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and most effective crime prevention programs in the country, bringing citizens together with law enforcement to deter crime and make communities safer. Source: …

Take homeless children on outings

Take Homeless Children on Outings

Check out your local organization.   The Children’s Lifesaving Foundation (the CLF) is a non-profit, organization, dedicated to transforming the lives of  homeless  and  at-risk children and families in Los …

Clean up after a national disaster

Clean up after a National Disaster

Here are some guidelines to follow when you do so. Source:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Clean up after a National Disaster was last modified: January 14th, 2017 by …

Become CPR certified

Become CPR Certified

CPR, or cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, is an important skill that everyone should learn. You do not need to be a medical professional to know or use CPR. You never know when …

Plant native flowers or plants along highways

Plant Native Flowers or Plants along Highways

Our nation’s highways provide access to the wonders of nature, and offer opportunities for travelers to enjoy natural beauty within their rightsof-way. As stewards of America’s roadsides—the nation’s front yard—transportation …

Sponsor an animal at your zoo

Sponsor an Animal at Your Zoo

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute contributes to cheetah conservation through research in cheetah reproduction, including pioneering methods of assisted reproduction. There is still much to be done …

Help register people to vote

Help Register People to Vote

Rock the Vote has served as the leader in engaging young people in politics for over two decades. This year we are focused on registering voters, educating young people about …

Become a penpal

Become a Penpal

PenPal World has more than 2,000,000 members from all around the world and it’s growing fast. As a member, you’ll be able to write to any of the members. PenPal …

Donate your old magazine's to our military troops

Donate Your Old Magazine’s to Our Military Troops

Our country’s soldiers, especially those serving overseas, are often looking for fresh reading material too, and would appreciate your donated magazines. Similarly, veterans associations may be looking for reading material …

Plan a ladies' night in

Plan a Ladies’ Night In

One proven stress-buster? Hang time with your BFFs. Source:  Glamour Plan a Ladies’ Night In was last modified: January 14th, 2017 by Audrey Graziano

Say "I'm sorry" and really mean it

Say “I’m Sorry” and Really Mean It

A genuine apology offered and accepted is one of the most profound interactions of civilized people. It has the power to restore damaged relationships, be they on a small scale, …

Help the mother with the crying baby

Help the Mother with the Crying Baby

We have all been that situation.  We are in the grocery store, airport, metro.  That piercing cry and the desperate mother trying to calm her baby down, and inevitably getting …

Help your neighbors shovel snow

Help Your Neighbors Shovel Snow

Shoveling snow is no easy feat.  Why not help a neighbor who isn’t as STRONG as you.  Here are some snow-shoveling tips for safety. A Pile of Snow-shoveling Tips Be …

Slow down

Slow Down

Slow down, you move too fast You got to make the morning last Just kicking down the cobblestones Looking for fun and feeling groovy Ba da-da da-da da-da, feeling groovy …

Try not to judge

Try Not to Judge

Be without judgment and you’ll never feel the need for some tiresome excuse to use up your precious seconds, such as “I’m too old” or “It will take a long …

Promote a cause

Promote a Cause

The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. The campaign also engages the public to make …

Dance

Dance

Dancing may also be good for your mood. It has been shown to reduce depression, anxiety, and stress and boost self-esteem, body image, coping ability, and overall sense of well-being, …

Spread Happiness

Spread Happiness

All it takes is one person, one idea, and one action. It is rooted in positive thinking and generous actions with the intent of living this way every moment of …

Coach a team

Coach a Team

Get Fit, Give Back: The Benefits of Volunteer Coaching Volunteering as a sports coach can transform a child’s life—and your own. Source:  Oprah   Coach a Team was last modified: …

Donate your hair

Donate Your Hair

Anyone can donate as long as the guidelines listed below are followed. We encourage all of our donors to go to a salon they are already familiar with to ensure …

Keep a gratitude journal

Keep a Gratitude Journal

Keeping a gratitude journal—or perhaps the entire experience of gratitude—is really about forcing ourselves to pay attention to the good things in life we’d otherwise take for granted. Are you …

Detach from the outcome

Detach from the Outcome

Detachment from the outcome you want to experience is vital to creating your ideal reality. To be attached is to live in the fear that what you want will not …

Generously share your knowledge

Generously Share Your Knowledge

As John Maxwell has suggested, you need to continually look for opportunities to add value to others. Chances are that you have a level of experience and knowledge others do …

Say YES instead of NO

Say Yes Instead of No

Thinking outside the box is all about changing your perspective and slipping into the role of another person can support you thereby. Source:  Planet of Success Say Yes Instead of …

Say Good Morning

Say Good Morning

Finding cute morning greetings is a great way to kickstart your day, as well as the day of the recipient of the message. Source:  Paired Life Say Good Morning was …

Volunteer to walk shelter dogs

Volunteer to Walk Shelter Dogs

This is how you can get some animal time if you don’t have one yourself.  OR- meet your new best friend. Did you know that some shelter dogs rarely leave …

Pick up the bill

Pick up the Bill

When a couple refused to sit next to a booth full of police officers at a restaurant, the cops counteracted with an act of kindness. It happened over the weekend …

Share your umbrella

Share Your Umbrella

A socially minded Hong Kong startup has come up with the fabulous idea of turning the humble umbrella into a tool for meeting new people, at the same time saving …

Share a comic strip with a friend

Share a Comic Strip with a Friend

After all, laughter is the best medicine. http://theoatmeal.com/comics Source:  The Oatmeal   Share a Comic Strip with a Friend was last modified: January 14th, 2017 by Audrey Graziano

Give a kickass reccomendation

Give a Kickass Reccomendation

One of the most efficient ways to support someone professionally is to give them a recommendation on LinkedIn. These recommendations are often well revered by hiring managers or potential clients. …

Share (even if you don't want to)

Share (Even If You Don’t Want To)

Sharing makes you bigger than you are. The more you pour out, the more life will be able to pour in. That can mean, advice, clothing, an idea, food, a …

Encourage someone to chase a dream

Encourage Someone to Chase a Dream

Dreams don’t have any chance of coming true unless we dream them. Source:  Goins, Writer Encourage Someone to Chase a Dream was last modified: January 14th, 2017 by Audrey Graziano

Let someone cut in front of you in line

Let Someone Cut in Front of You in Line

Look around you the next time you’re in line at the grocery store and allow someone with less items to jump in line.  Then enjoy seeing their positive reaction. Source: …

Pick up litter in your neighborhood

Pick up Litter in Your Neighborhood

Possible recipients Anyone who enjoys a pristine neighborhood, park, beach, or public walkway. What you’ll need Plastic bag to collect trash Gloves Optional: pick-up stick, separate bag for recyclables Instructions …

Pay it forward

Pay It Forward

There are numerous benefits attached to paying random acts of kindness forward and helping someone else in need. Specifically: Doing good for others can have a powerful, positive effect on …

Buy a stranger a lottery ticket

Buy a Stranger a Lottery Ticket

Virginia Beach, Va. – A Virginia Beach woman learned that talking with strangers may not be so bad after all. Chanel Skinner has a stranger to thank for winning $200,000 in …

Donate school supplies to your local school

Donate School Supplies to Your Local School

The Kids In Need Foundation’s mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed in the classroom by providing free school supplies nationally to students most …

Help someone rake leaves

Help Someone Rake Leaves

Raking is a fall task that, love it or hate it, has to be done. Why not help a neighbor out, while you’re at it? Source:  Popular Mechanics Help Someone …

Send a handwritten note via snail mail

Send a Handwritten Note via Snail Mail

“The tradition of writing notes and letters has been compromised by the information age, and we seldom find time for it,” says Dawn Bryan, founder of The Qualipedia, a consumer information and …

Organize a party

Organize a Party

It doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task if you plan ahead. Instead, it will be an event you can be proud of and you will help to create a …

Donate items to Goodwill

Donate Items to Goodwill

It’s simple. When you donate your stuff to Goodwill®, you create opportunities for individuals in your community looking to find a job and build skills, including veterans and military families, …

Pay the toll for the person behind you

Pay the Toll for the Person behind You

I was driving over the Richmond Bridge on my birthday, feeling pretty good about myself after performing my first flying trapeze trick and knowing that I was going to pay …

Give away your parking spot

Give Away Your Parking Spot

One of the perks of being a senior at select high schools — like West Orange HS in Florida and James Bowie HS in Texas — is having the option to …

Spoil Yourself

Spoil Yourself

But to truly stay motivated, don’t be so focused that you forget the little things: You need a little indulgence along the way to help keep yourself going. 1. Buy …

Invite a new friend to the movies

Invite a New Friend to the Movies

Meeting new friends can be tough, often because you have the daunting task of conveying interest without conveying too much interest. So how do you ask a person out on …

Plan a date night

Plan a Date Night

Having a regular date night is one of the simplest ways to keep your relationship strong, but keeping those dates interesting is tough. Some of the best date nights don’t …

Hold yourself accountable

Hold Yourself Accountable

Failing to achieve our intentions happens because of two basic elements. The first is not knowing your why- your purpose within your life mission. Once that is established and clear, …

Don't interrupt when someone is talking to you

Don’t Interrupt When Someone Is Talking to You

Knock Knock. Who’s there? Interrupting cow. Interrupting cow wh…?  MOOOOOOOO! Source:  Readers Digest Don’t Interrupt When Someone Is Talking to You was last modified: January 14th, 2017 by Audrey Graziano

Leave quarters in gumball machines

Leave Quarters in Gumball Machines

Restless kids always run up to those twisting the knobs and begging their parents to give them a quarter. You know you did. Surprise them by leaving some quarters in …

Bring a dozen donuts to the office

Bring a Dozen Donuts to the Office

It is amazing what bringing donuts to the office does to set the tone for the workday.  People seem happier and more engaged when someone brings donuts to the office. …

Decorate! For anything

Decorate! for Anything

May your celebrations be meaningful! Source:  Time and Date Decorate! for Anything was last modified: January 14th, 2017 by Audrey Graziano

a woman and a man hand holding

Donate to a Cause

Raise money or donate to any cause that inspires YOU.  YOU can make a huge difference and have a GREAT time doing it. Source:  Crowdrise Donate to a Cause was …

Speak Up

Speak Up

The art of communication is not mastered by just knowing what to say and how to say it. A big factor is knowing when to say it.  So often people …

Leave a generous tip

Leave a Generous Tip

Although you don’t have to leave hundreds of dollars, these tipping stories are sure to make you say WOW! Source:  The Week Leave a Generous Tip was last modified: January …

Donate Blood

Donate Blood

You don’t need a special reason to give blood.You just need your own reason. Some of us give blood because we were asked by a friend. Some know that a …

Help someone who needs directions

Help Someone Who Needs Directions

“Contribute to the world. Help people. Help one person. Help someone cross the street today. Help someone with directions unless you have a terrible sense of direction. Help someone who …

Help a friend move

Help a Friend Move

Moving is a part of life associated with big feelings. Some moves originate in happy changes, but sometimes a move is associated with an unhappy or unwanted life change. Regardless …

Be a designated driver

Be a Designated Driver

Nah, you’re not gonna do this. We all know you’re responsible. That’s why you were chosen to be the designated driver in the first place. You won’t have a drop …

Clean your gym equipment

Clean Your Gym Equipment

Clean up after yourself. Always bring a towel—and use it. There’s nothing worse than getting covered in someone else’s sweat. Towels help keep surfaces clean, dry and germ-free. Most gyms …

Help someone with their grocery bags

Help Someone with Their Grocery Bags

 Helping out people with their groceries is a simple way to spread the love. Just make sure to ask if they need your help before doing so! Source:  Center for …

Play Cupid

Play Cupid

Playing cupid or matchmaker for family or friends can be fun and rewarding, especially if romantic sparks fly. Helping two people find each other in this great big, hectic world …

Be Grateful

Be Grateful

Gratitude and humility send signals to all who meet us that we’re all connected to something larger than life itself. Source:  Dr. Wayne W Dyer Be Grateful was last modified: …

Pet-sit for free

Pet-Sit for Free

For pet-owners, one of the most stressful things about planning a vacation is the ever-present question “What are we going to do with the pets while we are gone?” There …

Take the kids out for ice cream

Take the Kids out for Ice Cream

Few things in life are better than eating an ice cream cone on a hot day. Like maybe finding your soulmate. So now is it even a question of packing …

Help someone who is feeling overwhelmed

Help someone who is feeling overwhelmed

We all have days when we feel incredibly overwhelmed by everything we need to accomplish.  Below are some comforting words to help someone put things in perspective when they are …

Do the dishes

Do the dishes

No one likes doing chores. In happiness surveys, housework is ranked down there with commuting as  activities that people enjoy the least. Maybe that’s why figuring out who does which …

Volunteer Abroad

Volunteer Abroad

With Volunteer Forever, you can quickly create a profile and start fundraising right away. Volunteering abroad can be expensive, but it’s also a noble endeavor that your friends, loved ones, …

Give someone a hug

Give someone a hug

Connections are fostered when people take the time to appreciate and acknowledge one another. A hug is one of the easiest ways to show appreciation and acknowledgement of another person. …

Leave flowers on someone's car

Leave flowers on someone’s car

When I returned to my car after doing an errand, I found a beautiful flower placed carefully on the windshield. It was fresh picked, but I didn’t see any flowering plants …

Talk to a homeless person

Talk to a homeless person

Should you decide to talk to one of the more than 600,000 homeless individuals in the United States, what you say is vitally important. Utter the wrong thing, and you make …

Place positive notes in public places

Place positive notes in public places

On doors. On computers. On buses. On library shelves. Each sticky note contains an inspiring quote — like “Be as happy as a bird with a French fry” — and …

Hold the door for someone

Hold the door for someone

One takes a risk by holding the door open for people who are entering or exiting a crowded establishment. Sometimes, you innocently hold the door open for a few people, …

Thank a veteran

Thank a veteran

“Posting a hashtag to social media or changing a green lightbulb may be a good first step, but it doesn’t do much to really say ‘thank  you.’ Some better ways …

Avoid Gossip

Avoid Gossip

An old proverb tells the story of a person who repeated a rumor about a neighbor. Soon, the whole community had heard the rumor. Later, the person who spread the gossip …

Be on time

Be on time

Experts say being consistently tardy signals someone is easily distracted, disorganized, self-centered, and generally inconsiderate. Ouch. Source: Greatist Be on time was last modified: January 14th, 2017 by Audrey Graziano

Drink more water. Your body loves that

Drink more water. Your body loves that

Quick rules of thumb for drinking water: Drink half your bodyweight in ounces of water (if you weight 160lbs, drink 80oz of water each day). Carry a bottle everywhere with …

Say Thank You

Say Thank You

It’s what your parents always remind you to say. Now you can dazzle your friends and relatives by saying it in 26 different languages. Source:  Fact Monster Say Thank You …

Become an organ donor

Become an organ donor

Signing up on your state registry means that someday you could save lives as a donor—by leaving behind the gift of life. When you register, most states let you choose …

Gift a book that you have already read

Gift a book that you have already read

Anyone who read a book as a child knows the power of a good piece of literature. Whether it’s a fictional adventure to imaginary lands, a biographical piece with lessons …

Forgive yourself for wrongs you have done

Forgive yourself for wrongs you have done

You’re human, and you’ll make mistakes. If you’re truly sorry for something you’ve said or done, consider admitting it to those you’ve harmed. Speak of your sincere sorrow or regret, …

RSVP

RSVP

Many people think themselves overworked and busy, and I can see why sending a reply to an RSVP is low on the list of priorities. But it is ironic that …

Before you speak, THINK

Before you speak, THINK

Before you speak, THINK… T – is it True? H – is it Helpful? I – is it Inspiring? N – is it Necessary? K – is it Kind? Source: …

Donate your talents

Donate your talents

Every Sunday, Mark Bustos, 30, a hairstylist at Three Squares Studios, an elite salon in Chelsea that charges $150 to clients like Norah Jones, Marc Jacobs and Phillip Lim, hits …

Plant a tree

Plant a tree

The Plant a Billion projects in the United States are rejuvenating iconic forests in key locations throughout the country. The Nature Conservancy is making sure each dollar donated can have …

Be encouraging

Be encouraging

The ability to give encouragement comes from a grateful heart.  A heart of love.  And a heart to bless others. Encouragement is a selfless activity. Those who make a point …

LISTEN. Really listen to someone

LISTEN. Really listen to someone

Listening is one of the most important skills you can have. How well you listen has a major impact on your job effectiveness, and on the quality of your relationships …

SMILE. The World needs more of that

SMILE. The World needs more of that

While the brain is naturally inclined to think in negative terms as a defense mechanism, the habitual act of smiling helps the mind move to a more positive space and …

Adopt a Rescue Animal

Adopt a Rescue Animal

6–8 million animals end up in shelters each year, half of which will probably not be adopted. 25 percent of pets in shelters are purebreds. Breed-specific rescue groups always have …

Say “hello” to a stranger

Say “hello” to a stranger

No one is ever going to be offended by having a stranger say hello to them. In fact, they will be grateful! Because nine times out of 10 everyone else …

Call your parents

Call your parents

Most calls don’t need to be long. Just a quick call of concern and a loving comment will mean the world to a parent. Source:  Family Share Call your parents …

Invite your neighbor to dinner

Invite your neighbor to dinner

The key to meeting new neighbors – and making new friends – is usually to find some common interests. There are a number of interests you can explore with others, …

Send a postcard to an old friend

Send a postcard to an old friend

Never, ever discount how much it means to someone to know that someone cares enough to send a personal message. Speaking by phone does have the advantage of being an …

Share an overheard compliment

Share an overheard compliment

Compliments are little gifts of love. They are not asked for or demanded. They tell a person they are worthy of notice. They are powerful gifts. But compliments work only …

Be kind to yourself

Be kind to yourself

There’s only one person in the world you’ll always have a relationship with, and that’s yourself. Therefore, you better start making sure that you’re a good companion to yourself. Live …