Make Blankets for the Homeless

Make Blankets For The Homeless

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." -William James

Hand Out "Help Coupons"

Hand Out "Help Coupons"

Make your own coupons that can be redeemed for free help and then hand them out to your family and friends! Make a coupon for free dish-washing, vacuuming the house, a homemade dinner, free pet-sitting, or babysitting, etc. Tailor them to fit your friends' needs! If your best friend hates to do laundry, give him or her a coupon for one free load of laundry. Pick it up, take it to the laundromat, fold it and bring it back!

Beat the Heat Wave with Fruit

Beat The Heat Wave With Fruit

On a hot afternoon, bring a nutritious summer-time snack like watermelon or fruit juice to your local park or to a less fortunate neighborhood's park near you!

Let Your Teacher Know You Appreciate Him or Her

Let Your Teacher Know You Appreciate Him Or Her

“Teachers appreciate being appreciated, for teacher appreciation is their highest award.” - William Prince

Complain Less

Complain Less

If you enjoy the company of someone who’s positive, versus spending time with someone who complains, you’re not alone. You have probably experienced how being around someone who complains all the time can be draining and sometimes downright frustrating. But how often do you, yourself complain? If you find yourself complaining constantly, it can be an extremely hard habit to break. But when you do overcome it, you’ll be surprised at how much happier you and those around you will be.

Start a Kindness Club

Start A Kindness Club

What if you could help make the world a friendlier, safer place to live? Well you can, just by sharing kindness with your friends!

Donate Old Textbooks

Donate Old Textbooks

One of the most expensive parts of going to college can be purchasing the required textbooks needed for classes. Often one class will require multiple reading materials, and that adds up quickly when you are taking four or five classes.

Write a Positive Note to a Classmate

Write A Positive Note To A Classmate

"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you will help them become what they are capable of becoming."- Goethe

Donate $1

Donate $1

"Would you like to donate $1 to…"

It seems like we get asked this in check out lines everywhere: grocery stores; department stores; fast food restaurants. Modern technology is such that we can add one dollar on to our purchase, and that one dollar will go to the cause that store is promoting. Next time you are put in that situation, donate the dollar. You won't regret it later, and every bit counts.

Leave Change in Vending Machine

Leave Change In Vending Machine

Next time you pass a vending machine or gumball dispenser, check your change purse. If you have enough change to buy a soda or snack, tape the change to the side of the vending machine with a note saying "Snack's on me!"

Help Someone Move

Help Someone Move

If you’ve ever moved, you probably know how tiring it can be. Do you know someone who is moving? Perhaps you have some good friends are moving to another city, or a close neighbor who is moving to a different community.

Build a House

Build A House

Help build a house for someone in need with Habitat for Humanity. Donate as little as one Saturday of your time and you can say you helped build a home for someone. Or you can help with home repairs or re-modeling. There are numerous ways to get involved with Habitat for Humanity.

Obey Your Parents

Obey Your Parents

Obeying your parents isn’t always easy. It can be hard to stop and do something they have asked you to when you are in the middle of playing a video game or watching your favorite T.V. show.

Pick Up Trash

Pick Up Trash

Beautify your surroundings! Be kind to the environment and those around you by picking up trash when you see it lying around. It doesn't matter who left it there, just pick it up!

Organize a Lunch

Organize A Lunch

Organize an appreciation lunch for your child's teacher. Have all of the parents chip in for a gift card to a local favorite lunch spot and present it to your children's teacher as a way of saying thank you for all they do for your children each day.

Mentor an At-risk Child or Teen

Mentor An At Risk Child Or Teen

"Encouraged people achieve the best; dominated people achieve second best; neglected people achieve the least." - Anonymous

Praise Your Coworkers

Praise Your Coworkers

It’s always kind to thank your coworkers when they do something nice for you or offer you their support, but you can really go the extra mile by acknowledging when they do something well that doesn’t necessarily impact you. Be the person who recognizes others for their achievements.

Send Someone an Ecard

Send Someone An Ecard

Not only is technology a great information resource, it can be a wonderful communication tool. Computers and the Internet have made it easy for you to remind someone you are thinking of them with a click of a button!

Spend Time with Someone

Spend Time With Someone

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away” -Unknown


It’s easy to just let time to fly by, without stopping to realize that your life is happening right before your very eyes. If you have the tendency to work extremely hard or commit yourself to many activities outside your family and friends, you may not even realize you’re not spending as much time as you’d like with the people you love. Take some time every week to spend with your loved ones, no matter how busy your life is.

Share Your Umbrella

Share Your Umbrella

The next time you are stuck in a rain shower take a peak out from under your umbrella and see if there is anyone walking in the same direction as you without an umbrella. Lift up your umbrella a little higher and offer to hold it over them as well. Invite in as many people as will fit under your umbrella.

Make Your Office Peaceful

Make Your Office Peaceful

Create a peaceful and approachable space in your office. Be that person that others can come to to talk about a problem, or share ideas and receive inspiration.

Use Your Vacation Days

Use Your Vacation Days

Do your friends, co-workers, and family a favor and be sure to use all of your vacation days from work this year. Too often we think work is too important and we shorten a vacation or meet our family halfway through the week so we don't have to take a full week off.

Collect Coats to Donate

Collect Coats To Donate

In many areas of the world, the holiday season is a cold one! Collect coats this winter to donate to a local homeless shelter. If you live in a warm place, you could collect lighter clothing to donate: t-shirts, shorts, sandals, etc. No matter where you live, you can donate something to help make someone's holiday season a little more "merry." 

Give Someone a Hug

Give Someone A Hug

Have you hugged someone recently? Hugs can communicate a number of things: A hug is a great way to let someone you care about them; It can be a way to comfort someone who has experienced loss; or it can be a way to say "hello" to a friend.

Help Other Shoppers

Help Other Shoppers

People come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes we are too short to reach the item on the top shelf, and sometimes we are too tall or inflexible to reach the items on the bottom shelf. The next time you are shopping take notice of the other shoppers around you. Is someone having difficultly reaching an item? Help them.

Adopt a Soldier

Adopt A Soldier

Raise a soldier's spirits and make a friend by adopting a soldier as a pen pal. Showing your encouragement and gratitude for the hard work they do will be appreciated.

Say Something Nice To Someone

Say Something Nice To Someone

“Just as despair can come to one another only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.”  –Elie Wiesel

Say "Bless You" When Someone Sneezes

Say "Bless You" When Someone Sneezes

Though it is a common courtesy to say "Bless you!" when someone sneezes, people rarely do unless it is someone they know. The next time you hear or see someone sneeze, offer those kind words regardless of whether or not you know them. And if you have a tissue on hand, offer that, too!

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Show someone--your mom, your wife, a friend--you love them by surprising them with flowers when they least expect it. So often flowers are sent on birthdays or anniversaries. Send flowers to your loved ones on any day!

Organize a Teddy Bear Drive

Organize A Teddy Bear Drive

Did you know there are many children in your community without homes, whose families can't afford to buy them toys?

Bring Your Coworkers a Special Treat

Bring Your Coworkers A Special Treat

Small surprises and tokens of your appreciation spread throughout the year help the people in your workplace feel valued all year long. Surprise your coworkers with donuts, cookies or a homemade treat.

Bring a treat to your neighbor or your co-workers

Bring A Treat To Your Neighbor Or Your Co Workers

Bring a treat to work, to school, or to your neighbor today! Surprise your coworkers with a homemade treat, coffee, donuts, fresh fruit, or cookies.·Bringing a small treat like homemade bread or cookies for your coworkers, classmates, and neighbors will really make them feel valued and appreciated. ·If you’ve got the time to bake, great! If not, make a quick stop on your way to work or school and pick up some goodies, or invite your neighbor over for coffee!

Wash a Car

Wash A Car

Wash a car for a friend or family member for free! Has a friend of yours recently returned from a long trip with a filthy car? Offer to wash it for them! Or surprise your parents by washing their car for them while they are out of the house. Do you know someone who is trying to sell their vehicle? Offer to wash it for them to help them sell it.

Help Keep Your Classroom Clean

Help Keep Your Classroom Clean

Let your teacher know how much you appreciate him or her by helping to keep your classroom extra clean this week.  Make it a habit to always leave a room looking nicer than you found it! Your teacher will appreciate your willingness to help, as will the cleaning staff.

Encourage Someone

Encourage Someone

Encourage someone who needs it. Whether it’s a friend, sibling, parent, child or coworker, a little recognition could make a world of difference in their lives. Let them know that you are thankful for them and that you appreciate having them in your life. You can encourage someone with words, a hug, a gift or even an email or phone call. It is so simple to do; act now and go encourage someone!

Leave a Generous Tip

Leave A Generous Tip

Next time you eat at a restaurant, leave a generous tip as a surprise for your waiter or waitress. Or next time you get coffee or ice cream somewhere, look for a tip jar and leave more than just the change from your transaction. Why not throw in an extra dollar or two? You are bound to make someone's day when you tip more than expected.

Host a Cookie Exchange

Host A Cookie Exchange

It's that time of year again! This year, host a cookie exchange with a purpose. Get your friends together to bake a whole bunch of different kinds of holiday cookies, but instead of just bringing your portion home share with your family, donate them! Bring some holiday cheer to your local hospital. Or you could charge a "fee" at the door and donate the money your guests bring to your favorite charity.  If you love to bake, this is your chance to use that skill to help others!

Give Directions to Someone Who is Lost

Give Directions To Someone Who Is Lost

New cities and towns can be confusing. We've all been lost before! Whether you've just moved into a new neighborhood or you are visiting a city for the first time, it is easy to get overwhelmed and confused. So when someone stops you to ask you for directions, take a minute to help them out. Even if you are busy or running late, at the end of the day you won't regret taking an extra minute to help someone in need.

Ask Someone About their Holiday Traditions

Ask Someone About Their Holiday Traditions

Take time this holiday season to ask someone about their holiday traditions. What do they do on Christmas Eve? How does their family celebrate Hanukkah? Do they travel during the holidays or do they host their family and friends at their home? Is there a particular game they play or food they eat only during the holiday season? Take the time to get to know your friends, classmates and coworkers and ask them about their holiday traditions!

Cook a healthy meal

Cook A Healthy Meal

This idea is a fun one—take time to plan out and cook a healthy meal. Visit your local grocery store or market for fresh ingredients, take time to prepare the meal and enjoy cooking. When you're done, eat slowly and savor every bite. You'll feel great eating a nutritious meal and have fun preparing it as well.

Treat Someone to Fresh Fruit

Treat Someone To Fresh Fruit


Most people don’t eat enough fruit, which is a great natural energy source full of vitamins, minerals and fiber. But who can pass up such a delicious and healthy food treat? It’s good for your body and your soul!

Write a Poem For Someone Special

Write A Poem For Someone Special

Sometimes it’s hard to put into words how much we care about someone. A poem can be a great way to express just how you feel.

Introduce Yourself to a New Classmate

Introduce Yourself To A New Classmate

Have you ever been new at a school? Then maybe you know what it's like to be in a new environment, around new people. Being the new kid can often be stressful or even scary. Some kids have a hard time adjusting to new schools because they are shy or aren't very good at making new friends.

Thank Your Bus or Taxi Driver

Thank Your Bus Or Taxi Driver

If you’ve ever ridden on a bus or in a taxi cab, you may have noticed some of the things that make being a professional driver be a stressful job. Drivers are often faced with problems on the road, such as traffic jams or poor weather conditions that are hard to drive in. But one of the hardest parts of being a driver is dealing with rude passengers who don’t appreciate the work they do.

Say "Good Morning"

Say "Good Morning"

Saying hello to someone, even if you don't know them, is a common courtesy. It means you are acknowledging their presence; you are saying that they are a person, too, and that they are important enough for you to say hello to.

dog leash

Dog Leash

Keep an extra dog leash in you car and when you see (and you will) see someone looking for their dog or trying to get their dog home without a leash, stop an give them your spare. They will truly feel like a miracle has just happen.

Organize a Carpool

Organize A Carpool

Driving can be a stressful activity, especially when you live in a high-traffic area or do a lot of driving during rush hour.

Knit a Scarf

Knit A Scarf

Knit something for a friend, family member, or cause! Scarves, mittens, hats, socks, and sweaters all make great gifts, and even more so when they are knit with love by a good friend. Knitting can be easy or challenging, which makes it a great activity for people of all ages, from kids to grandparents.

Donate your time or money to a local charity

Donate Your Time Or Money To A Local Charity

Today, pick out a local charity and make a donation to them. Even a small amount will make a difference. If you can, volunteer your time to help them with whatever they need. Better still, sign up as a steady volunteer where you help them each month. You'll feel great knowing you've helped them with their work and they will really appreciate your time and money.

Give the Elderly the Gift of Music

Give The Elderly The Gift Of Music

Schools and churches commonly visit nursing homes during the holiday season to sing carols, but during the rest of the year, nursing homes often don’t have a lot of visitors.