You can make a positive impact today or 365 days of the year, it's really up to you! Here you can discover ideas and stories of simple acts of kindness. We believe it’s our mission as humans to spread happiness. Join us!

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 ...
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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 ...
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Buy the person behind you in the coffee shop, their coffee

Buy the person behind you in the coffee shop, their coffee

“The generosity of Americans is exceptional. One of my favorite stories is of a barista giving a suspended coffee to ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Let it Go-Whatever that means to you

Let it Go-Whatever that means to you

If you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Be encouraging

Be encouraging

The ability to give encouragement comes from a grateful heart.  A heart of love.  And a heart to bless others ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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RSVP

RSVP

Many people think themselves overworked and busy, and I can see why sending a reply to an RSVP is low ...
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Look into a Mirror and say, "I'm Awesome."

Look into a Mirror and say, “I’m Awesome.”

If you believe the phrase you are what you think, then life truly stems from your thoughts. But we cannot ...
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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 ...
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Text someone and let them know you appreciate them

Text someone and let them know you appreciate them

Casual Words of Appreciation These phrases are appropriate for business relationships, casual friends, and acquaintances who have gone the extra ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Bake someone (or lots of someone's) cookies

Bake someone (or lots of someone’s) cookies

Bake someone happy with one (or more) of these fantastic cookie recipes. Source:  Good Cheap Eats Bake someone (or lots ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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Use Social Media to compliment 5 of your friends today

Use Social Media to compliment 5 of your friends today

Be a source of positivity and happiness in the lives of others. Everything you give will come back to you ...
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Be vulnerable. It can make people feel normal and stronger

Be vulnerable. It can make people feel normal and stronger

“Staying vulnerable is a risk we have to take if we want to experience connection.” -Brene Brown Source:  Brene Brown ...
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Prepare two lunches and share one with a co-worker

Prepare two lunches and share one with a co-worker

If that’s not enough to sway you to start packing your lunch, then maybe knowing just how much money you’re ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Take your change to a Coinstar and donate the money to a charity

Take your change to a Coinstar and donate the money to a charity

Cashing in your loose change at Coinstar is easy. Just pour your coins into the kiosk and let us do ...
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Bring your shopping cart back from the parking lot

Bring your shopping cart back from the parking lot

These stores are kind enough to provide us with these carts and even baskets so that it’s easier for to ...
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Volunteer Abroad

Volunteer Abroad

With Volunteer Forever, you can quickly create a profile and start fundraising right away. Volunteering abroad can be expensive, but ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Leave a bunch of pennies at a fountain and a sign that says "wishes"

Leave a bunch of pennies at a fountain and a sign that says “wishes”

As for what happens to coins in other fountains and wishing wells, you’ll sometimes run across a sign saying “proceeds ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Play Cupid

Play Cupid

Playing cupid or matchmaker for family or friends can be fun and rewarding, especially if romantic sparks fly. Helping two ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Offer to babysit so new parents can get a 'date night'

Offer to Babysit so New Parents Can Get a ‘Date Night’

New parents can forget that they used to date each other.  An offer to babysit from a trusted friend can ...
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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 ...
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Offer your seat on a crowded bus or train for those in need

Offer Your Seat on a Crowded Bus or Train for Those in Need

In particular, the row of seats nearest the door is reserved by law for seniors and persons with disabilities when ...
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Bring your partner a coffee and a treat in the morning

Bring Your Partner a Coffee and a Treat in the Morning

This simple gesture means a lot to my husband. He enjoys drinking coffee, and bringing it to him in the ...
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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 ...
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Say "I love you" to someone you love

Say “I Love You” to Someone You Love

If you are one of those people who, for whatever reason, does not tell those you love that you love ...
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Bring a hostess gift to the next party you attend

Bring a Hostess Gift to the Next Party You Attend

A gift for your host or hostess is a lovely way to thank them for their hospitality and is always ...
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Donate hats, gloves and scarves to a homeless shelter

Donate Hats, Gloves and Scarves to a Homeless Shelter

Collect warm items such as coats, blankets and shoes, hats, scarves, and mittens to help keep the homeless warm during the ...
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Let someone merge in front of you in traffic

Let Someone Merge in Front of You in Traffic

I can’t tell you how often I see drivers who have been graciously allowed into the big flow of traffic ...
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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: ...
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Speak Up

Speak Up

The art of communication is not mastered by just knowing what to say and how to say it. A big ...
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Tell someone how beautiful you think they are

Tell Someone How Beautiful You Think They Are

You’re beautiful.  These two little words can carry a lot of meaning. How would you react if someone told you ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Tuck a dollar bill onto a few shelves in the dollar store with a note that says, treat yourself to something

Tuck a Dollar Bill onto a Few Shelves in the Dollar Store with a Note That Says, Treat Yourself to Something

How much fun would it be to shopping in the dollar store, and then find a random dollar bill with ...
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Write a thank you note for a gift you received

Write a Thank You Note for a Gift You Received

You know that wonderful, warm-fuzzy feeling that comes over you when someone goes out of his or her way to ...
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Donate cleaning supplies and dog food to the animal shelter

Donate Cleaning Supplies or Dog Food to the Animal Shelter

Donated items can be brought to the customer service counter at any AHS location during regular business hours. No appointment ...
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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 ...
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Send dessert to another table in a restaurant

Send Dessert to Another Table in a Restaurant

It’s an outrageous idea, but, why not? The Institute of Optimum Nutrition would argue the former, claiming that there a ...
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Send a pizza (or two) to your local firehouse

Send a Pizza (Or Two) to Your Local Firehouse

Being a firefighter is not easy and neither is the process of becoming a firefighter. Competition is fierce and the ...
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Put on your positive pants today and anytime you feel down, remember what you are wearing

Put on Your Positive Pants Today and Anytime You Feel Down, Remember What You Are Wearing

Put your positive pants on today, not your cranky pants. Source: Sweet Blessings Put on Your Positive Pants Today and ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Buy two meals at the street vendor and offer one to a homeless person

Buy Two Meals at the Street Vendor and Offer One to a Homeless Person

When you see a homeless person, what do you do? Most of us tend to have the same response: We ...
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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 ...
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Go to a friend's kid event. Sports, Dance, etc.

Go to a Friend’s Kid Event. Sports, Dance, Etc.

It really means the world to the parents. Click on the link below for some LOL’s. Source:  Buzzfeed Go to ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Ring the doorbell and leave a present on someone's doorstep

Ring the Doorbell and Leave a Present on Someone’s Doorstep

The premise of a little gift left secretly outside of the door or on a porch of a friend is ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Be a 'guest reader' at your child's school

Be a ‘Guest Reader’ at Your Child’s School

Reading Volunteer Being the class “guest reader” is usually something you can do once a month, perhaps after drop-off or ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Call or write a teacher that made an impact on your life

Call or Write a Teacher That Made an Impact on Your Life

We all remember a favorite math teacher, coach or music instructor whose enthusiasm inspired us to try that much harder ...
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Pull someone's chair out for them at the dinner table

Pull Someone’s Chair out for Them at the Dinner Table

This one, as many others, is simple but rare. You don’t have to run around to your date’s side of ...
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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 ...
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Leave a dollar bill taped on a vending machine "enjoy a drink or treat on me"

Leave a Dollar Bill Taped on a Vending Machine “Enjoy a Drink or Treat on Me”

 Check out these unique mechanical kiosks — listed in order from weirdest to most wonderful — to learn all about ...
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Ask for the recipe after enjoying a terrific meal

Ask for the Recipe after Enjoying a Terrific Meal

It will please your host or hostess more than you can ever know!  Food is much more than just something ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Spread Happiness

Spread Happiness

All it takes is one person, one idea, and one action. It is rooted in positive thinking and generous actions ...
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Laugh! Laughing is contagious, so be contagious

Laugh! Laughing Is Contagious, so Be Contagious

More than just brightening up your day, sharing a good laugh can actually improve your health. The sound of laughter ...
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Dance

Dance

Dancing may also be good for your mood. It has been shown to reduce depression, anxiety, and stress and boost ...
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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, ...
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Take a picture for a group who is struggling to take a selfie

Take a Picture for a Group Who Is Struggling to Take a Selfie

Not everyone is 6 feet tall!  Up and Down for the best angle! Source:  BuzzFeed Take a Picture for a ...
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Details. Add small details to any event. You will be surprised how much they mean.

Details. Add Small Details to Any Event. You Will Be Surprised How Much They Mean.

Every moment of every day, we encounter innumerable “little things.” Yet, despite this, it’s so easy for us to get ...
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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 ...
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Slow down

Slow Down

Slow down, you move too fast You got to make the morning last Just kicking down the cobblestones Looking for ...
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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 ...
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Have an article of clothing that your friend always compliments you on? Why not give it to her?

Have an Article of Clothing That Your Friend Always Compliments You On? Why Not Give It to Her?

Or you can host a swap party! Set up a garment rack with hangers, or string up a clothesline, then ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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Forgive a debt-and don't bring it up again

Forgive a Debt-And Don’t Bring It up Again

One can pay back the loan in gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind. -Malayan ...
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Tie someone's shoe for them. It might be awkward, but I bet they don't forget

Tie Someone’s Shoe for Them. It Might Be Awkward, but I Bet They Don’t Forget

Wanna hear something really real? I can’t tie my shoes! No, I’m serious. It’s physically impossible. After I was hit ...
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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 ...
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Send a care package to someone who is deployed

Send a Care Package to Someone Who Is Deployed

Receiving a care package from home can be a real morale booster for a deployed service member. Choosing and packing ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Paint over graffiti in your neighborhood

Paint over Graffiti in Your Neighborhood

Graffiti can be beautiful or ugly, but when it comes to tagging – most people would probably agree that it’s ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Collect grocery coupons to give to a local food bank

Collect Grocery Coupons to Give to a Local Food Bank

Our programs comprise three parts. First we collect coupons through drop-boxes located at all sixteen of the London Public Library ...
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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, ...
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Place a bird feeder or bird bath in your backyard

Place a Bird Feeder or Bird Bath in Your Backyard

When you first set up a feeding station, you may have no feeder visitors. Be patient—the local birds first have ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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For your (or your child's) next birthday, ask for charitable donations instead of gifts

For Your (Or Your Child’s) Next Birthday, Ask for Charitable Donations Instead of Gifts

If your kid is fortunate enough to have a house full of friends celebrating her birthday, do you really think ...
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Knit or crochet baby blankets to give away to hospitals

Knit or Crochet Baby Blankets to Give Away to Hospitals

By adding color and warmth to an often stark Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Parents sleep with the blankets before placing ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Post a picture of you and friends on social media, tag them, and let them know how much you adore them

Post a Picture of You and Friends on Social Media, Tag Them, and Let Them Know How Much You Adore Them

Childhood friends. School friends. Neighborhood friends. College friends. Work friends. Best friends. Boyfriends. Girlfriends.  We work our entire lives building friendships ...
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At your next family gathering offer a toast to everyone and let them know how much they mean to you

At Your Next Family Gathering Offer a Toast to Everyone and Let Them Know How Much They Mean to You

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Recycle

Recycle

Recycling is important in today’s world if we want to leave this planet for our future generations. It is good for ...
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Be Yourself

Be Yourself

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Promote your friends business on social media

Promote Your Friends Business on Social Media

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Go for a walk, it makes you less stressed

Go for a Walk, It Makes You Less Stressed

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Share a Story

Writing and sharing a personal story can be a profound experience for the storyteller as well as for those reading ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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sk someone "What was your favorite part of the day?"

Ask Someone “What Was Your Favorite Part of the Day?”

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Offer someone a ride who doesn't have a car

Offer Someone a Ride

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Thank your mail carrier! Wait a minute Mr. Postman

Thank Your Mail Carrier! Wait a Minute Mr. Postman

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Travel

Travel

Travel is good for lots of things, but it can also increase mental well-being – and not just in the ...
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Prepare a dinner for a family that is overwhelmed

Prepare a Dinner for a Family That Is Overwhelmed

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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 ...
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Make Eye Contact

Make Eye Contact

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Give experiences, instead of material possesions

Give Experiences, Instead of Material Possessions

Many studies have shown that material possessions do not equal happiness and that experiences are much more intrinsically fulfilling that things ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Read books or letters to someone who is visually impaired

Read Books or Letters to Someone Who Is Visually Impaired

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Donate stuffed animals to benefit children during emergency situations

Donate Stuffed Animals to Benefit Children during Emergency Situations

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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.” ...
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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 ...
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Be authentic

Be Authentic

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Say Please, por favor, s'il vous plaît, puhzhalsta

Say Please, Por Favor, S’Il Vous PlaîT, Puhzhalsta

When you say something in another language, the person you are speaking with has to stop and consider the words ...
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Start a butterfly garden in your community

Start a Butterfly Garden in Your Community

Beginning a butterfly garden can be as simple as choosing flowering plants that will invite adult butterflies to your garden ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Be brave

Be Brave

In order to understand bravery, one must understand its opposite – fear. Fear is an enemy, and a cruel one ...
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If you spill cream or sugar on the counter at the coffee shop-wipe it up

If You Spill Cream or Sugar on the Counter at the Coffee Shop-Wipe It Up

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Answer that email you've been avoiding

Answer That Email You’ve Been Avoiding

Lack of time and too many e-mails are the most common reasons people say they don’t reply (although some of ...
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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 ...
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If you are good photographer, take pictures of friends and make them into a digital album

If You Are Good Photographer, Take Pictures of Friends and Make Them into a Digital Album

Photographers use their cameras as tools of exploration, passports to inner sanctums, instruments for change. Their images are proof that ...
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Be patient

Be Patient

The more patient you are with others, the likelier you are to be viewed positively by your peers and your ...
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Bring a security guard a hot cup of coffee

Bring a Security Guard a Hot Cup of Coffee

 A group of Georgia Tech students showed their appreciation for a security guard in a special way. According to a ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Do the task no one wants to do at work

Do the Task No One Wants to Do at Work

Truly Be a Team Player Everyone claims to be a team player, but not everyone, in fact, is good at ...
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Offer to do the shopping for an elderly friend or neighbor

Offer to Do the Shopping for an Elderly Friend or Neighbor

Grocery shopping and preparing healthy meals for your loved one isn’t as difficult as you would think. With this arsenal ...
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Give a road worker a cold drink in the summer months and a hot drink in the winter months

Give a Road Worker a Cold Drink in the Summer Months and a Hot Drink in the Winter Months

Road workers have a dangerous job. Why not help them make it more of a refreshing day?  In the meantime, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Conserve Water

Conserve Water

When it comes to conserving water, small adjustments can have a big impact. Conserve water with ideas from our 100+ ...
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Leave a happy note in a library book

Leave a Happy Note in a Library Book

It’s funny how sometimes when trying to do a nice thing, you feel sneaky or like a thief. I grabbed ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Email your favorite writer or reporter and let them know how they inspired you

Email Your Favorite Writer or Reporter and Let Them Know How They Inspired You

Cynicism sucks. It sucks the life out of work, business, and people. Life and work is hard enough and it ...
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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 ...
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Empathize- put yourself in someone else's shoes

Empathize- Put Yourself in Someone Else’s Shoes

Shoe-shifting, the ability to put yourself in the other guy’s shoes is a fundamental skill of extraordinary power. It’s almost ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Send a get well card to someone who is ill

Send a Get Well Card to Someone Who Is Ill

“Sorry your sick day is due to actual sickness.” Source:  Someecards Send a Get Well Card to Someone Who Is ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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Record a video message for a far away friend

Record a Video Message for a Far Away Friend

Look, I know it’s obvious, but not everyone thinks about it… You can record video messages on your smartphone and send them ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Create a family cookbook of favorite recipes

Create a Family Cookbook of Favorite Recipes

Food is a key ingredient in any family history—just think about the memories evoked by a taste of Dad’s secret ...
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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 ...
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Prepare breakfast in bed for someone you live with

Prepare Breakfast in Bed for Someone You Live With

Whether it’s peanut butter on toast served by Junior and Sissy, or Grand Marnier French Toast served by a lover, ...
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Follow through with a GOAL you set for yourself

Follow through with a Goal You Set for Yourself

One of the most effective ways to get yourself to stick with your goal is to start telling stories about ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Tell a street performer how amazing you think he/she is

Tell a Street Performer How Amazing You Think He/She Is

It may be one of the world’s oldest professions, but there’s nothing naughty about busking, or street performing. From fire ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Go to the grocery store and buy items that you know he/she loves

Go to the Grocery Store and Buy Items That You Know He/She Loves

Acts of service are not when meet your partners demands (nobody feels like doing things they are forced to do!), ...
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Fix something that you know someone else can't fix

Fix Something That You Know Someone Else Can’t Fix

Whatever your skills, experience, and talents, there is a community or organization that would be thrilled to have you donate ...
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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 ...
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Drop your spouse at the door when it's raining

Drop Your Spouse at the Door When It’s Raining

Acts of service Michelle’s primary love language was what I call “acts of service.” By acts of service, I mean ...
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Share Memories

Share Memories

We share memories of the past for many reasons. By telling a sad or difficult story – perhaps a fond ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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Show affection

Show Affection

Human connection can be a comforting thing whether you are upset or just going on about your daily life. Knowing ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Be coachable

Be Coachable

The first trait is humility. Humility teaches that there are things we need to do that we cannot do on ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Properly dispose of your gum!

Properly Dispose of Your Chewing Gum

Chewing Gum is meant to be disposed in the trash can not on the other side of your desk or ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Offer to pick up the kid's after school

Offer to Pick up the Kid’s after School

It does take a village, to work with the family, to raise a child and weather the storms of life ...
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Rest your (from screen time)

Be Kind to Your Eyes (From Too Much Screen Time)

Do your eyes feel tired, irritated or dry after spending too much time on your computer? If so, you may ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Donate Christmas Trees and All of Its Trimmings

Donate Christmas Tree and All of Its Trimmings

To bring the holiday spirit to 10 families in need, the Suffolk County Police Department on Long Island raised money ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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