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!

Renew a Friendship

Renew A Friendship

Friends are the most important ingredient in this recipe of life." - Dior Yamasaki

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.

Donate!

Donate!

Do some early spring cleaning today and fill some boxes with gently used toys, clothes, and books to bring to a local donation center. If you've already cleaned house recently, think about donating your time or money to a cause that is dear to your heart this week. Make it a priority to do it today!

Share Fresh Produce With Your Neighbors

Share Fresh Produce With Your Neighbors

Anyone who's every kept a garden has probably experienced having an abundance of a certain fruit or vegetable, like zuchinni. Oftentimes, we let this extra produce go to waste, when we could be sharing it with family, friends and neighbors.

Create a Giant Thank You Card

Create A Giant Thank You Card

Bigger is better, right? Well, at least in the world of thank you notes, that phrase rings true!  This week is Teacher Appreciation Week--why not let your teacher know how much you appreciate him or her with a giant thank you card? You could buy one at the store, or make one out of poster board. Pass it around to your classmates at lunch or during a free period along with some markers and present it to your teacher at the end of the day!

Learn About a New Holiday

Learn About A New Holiday

Don't know the significance behind a certain holiday celebration? Ask someone! Google it! Take the time to learn about a holiday celebration different from your own this year. Ask you classmates, coworkers, family members, neighbors and friends why the celebrate the holidays they do, and what those holidays mean to them.

Make a Bird Feeder

Make A Bird Feeder

"How strange that Nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!" - Emily Dickinson

Thank Your Employees

Thank Your Employees

If you ask most people what makes a good boss, you’d probably get a variety of answers – a good boss is someone with great communication skills, strong ethics and good leadership skills.

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.

Donate Used Books to a Library

Donate Used Books To A Library

Many children in your community don't have access to books because of financial reasons, or because their families don't value education. That's why libraries are a great resource. Anyone can sign up for a library card and enjoy thousands of books for free.

Sew for Free

Sew For Free

If you are a whiz with a needle and thread, offer to mend, hem or sew someone's clothes for free. Perhaps a friend of yours is getting married and needs her wedding dress or bridesmaids dresses hemmed. Or maybe your neighbor is constantly looking for a good place to hem his pants. Offer to do these services for free!

Help a Coworker

Help A Coworker

If you know that one of your coworkers has a huge work load or big project to finish, offer to help. Be a team player! You could review and edit the work they've already completed or offer to take some work off their shoulders and help run reports or finish a presentation. You will be amazed how quickly the work will get done with both of you working on it!

Small Change

Small Change

During the evening or night, tape coins to various places on a playground, and let the kids discover the hidden fortunes the next day.

Use Reusable Shopping Bags

Use Reusable Shopping Bags

When you go grocery shopping bring your own reusable shopping bags with you. These can even be plastic or paper bags that you got from a previous shopping trip; when you empty the bags at home save them and bring them with you the next time you go to the store. Or you can buy the canvas or clothe reusable shopping bags. Look for them at the entrance or check out lines at your local grocery store; most are selling them now at quite affordable prices, even as low as a dollar a bag.

Team Pledge of Kindness

Team Pledge Of Kindness

Speak with your coach and team captains about enforcing a team pledge of kindness where everyone commits to doing one act of kindness a day for the length of the season.

Bake Someone a Cake

Bake Someone A Cake

You never know when someone else needs to be uplifted. Most of us have been in a situation where we felt unappreciated, or maybe felt like no one cared about us.

Forward Email Coupon

Forward Email Coupon

Next time you receive a coupon in your email, forward it on to a friend in need. If you don't need it, don't just delete it! Think of some friends or family members who might appreciate this coupon and forward it on to them.

Be a Designated Driver

Be A Designated Driver

Drunk driving is a tough subject that many of us don't like to discuss. But it's an important topic, because one drunk driver could change the lives of many people. Maybe you know someone or know of someone who has been injured or killed by a drunk driver. Keep your friends safe by offering them a sober ride home when they need it. Before you go out with your friends make it a habit to always discuss who will be driving home. Volunteer to be the designated driver to ensure that you and your friends will make it home safely !

Clean Graffiti

Clean Graffiti

Graffiti can be a constant eye-sore in a lot of communities. Whether you live in the city or suburbs, you've probably encountered your fair share of graffiti, and the majority of the time graffiti is not uplifting or encouraging. Rather than wait for someone else to clean it or paint over it, volunteer to do it yourself.

Eat Lunch With Someone New

Eat Lunch With Someone New

At your school, you may have a specific group of friends who you enjoy hanging out with on a daily basis. The group you eat lunch with, hang out with between classes or even spend time with after school or on the weekends. Do you have a classmate who doesn’t seem to have many friends or often eats lunch alone?

Pick Up your Toys

Pick Up Your Toys

If you’ve ever stepped on a LEGO that was left on the floor, or tripped over a Barbie doll, you know how something as simple as putting away a toy can make a big difference.

Host a Toy Drive

Host A Toy Drive

This holiday season collect toys and donate them to children in need. You can help a local charity, youth program, a family in need, or an orphanage tremendously by bringing them gifts to give to children. Simply choose an organization that resonates with you and host a toy drive for them!

Be Grateful

Be Grateful

"Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well."
~Voltaire


Be a grateful person. Make it a habit to thank the people who touch your life, even for the little things.

Read to a Child

Read To A Child

Giving your full attention to children is a simple way to show them they are loved. Reading together can also be a very relaxing way to bond with a child you care about.

Share a Toy or Game

Share A Toy Or Game

"Sharing is caring." This phrase may sound a little silly, but there's a lot of truth to it! Sharing can be a very simple act of kindness, but it will really make the person you share with feel valued.

Be a Positive Person

Be A Positive Person

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
~Winston Churchill

Thank Your Parents

Thank Your Parents

Have you ever said "thank you" to your parents or another person who raised you for everything they have done? If not, it’s time to do so. Maybe there is a particular situation one of your parents helped you get through, or a financial struggle they helped you overcome. Or maybe you feel the need to tell them how they have inspired you or made a significant difference in your life. Surprise them with a card or letter, to let them know you appreciate them.

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.

Help a Child Learn

Help A Child Learn

When you look back at your own childhood, you can probably name several key people who taught you some of the most important things you know today. You too, can be an influential force in a child’s life by spending time helping him or her to learn. You can help a child master a subject he or she is struggling with in school, teach him or her to play a sport or learn another skill.

Straighten Things Up a Bit

Straighten Things Up A Bit

No part of a store is more hectic than a toy department. While you or your child browses, take a few moments to put things back where they belong.

Forgive Someone

Forgive Someone

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” ~Lewis B. Smedes


We all make mistakes. The next time someone wrongs you, forgive them without hesitation.  Carrying anger and resentment with you is bad for your health and your relationships. Learn to let it go and forgive others. Both you and the one you forgave will benefit from this act of kindness. You will be amazed at how much lighter you feel when you forgive someone!

Drink More Water

Drink More Water

Here's a cool fact: Your body is nearly 70% water. The water in your body helps carry nutrients and oxygen into cells, it helps moisturize the air in your lungs, it helps protect your vital organs and helps regulate our body temperature. It is often an easy and quick fix to a headache, too! Headaches often occur due to dehydration. Drink more water and have less headaches! The bottom line is: Drink more water! It is essential to your health. And when you are healthy and energetic it is easy to be kind!

Volunteer with Special Olympics

Volunteer With Special Olympics

Do you have a passion for sports? Sign up to volunteer with your local Special Olympics chapter. Special Olympics is a wonderful international organization devoted to empowering individuals with disabilities in more than 180 countries. They offer year-round sports training and competition, and are always looking for volunteers to help.

Plant Flowers

Plant Flowers

This year for Teacher Appreciation Week, plant some flowers or a tree in honor of a teacher who really influenced your life in a positive way. If you have permission from your school, you could do this on school grounds. Or you could even bring in a potted plant for your classroom, for all of your classmates to enjoy. If you finished school long ago, think about sending flowers to your local elementary or high school--even if you don't personally know all of the teachers who work there, you can let them know you appreciate the good work they are doing in your community.

Pay Attention In Class

Pay Attention In Class

School can be a fun place for you to interact and play with your friends, but the main reason your parents send you to school is so you can learn.

Offer Someone a Piece of Gum

Offer Someone A Piece Of Gum

Even the smallest act of kindness can make a difference in someone’s day. And sometimes it’s the smallest gestures that have the greatest impact on someone. Whenever you help yourself to some gum, offer a piece to whoever is nearby you. Whether it be to a classmate you’re friends with, the stranger sitting next to you on the bus or the homeless man standing next to you as you’re waiting to cross the street, give him or her a smile as you hold out a piece of gum.

Weed a Flower Bed

Weed A Flower Bed

The surrounding atmosphere can be a very important factor in building a strong and successful community.

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.

Collect Canned Food for a Food Bank

Collect Canned Food For A Food Bank

Take some time out to appreciate all that you have, and also to recognize that others aren't always as fortunate. There are so many people for whom putting dinner on the table is a daunting task. Many people are struggling to find a job and provide for their family. You can help!

Give a Phone Card

Give A Phone Card

Buy a prepaid phone card and give it to someone who needs it. Perhaps you know a poor student who is struggling to pay their bills. Help them out! Give them a phone card so they can keep in touch with their loved ones.

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

Use A Reusable Water Bottle

Using a reusable water bottle is an easy way to reduce waste in a landfill and help protect the environment.

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.

Turn Off The Lights

Turn Off The Lights

Turn off the lights when you leave the room, and you will be joining millions of other environmentally conscious individuals around the world. While turning off the lights is something you should practice every day, you could also do it simultaneously with the rest of the world when you celebrate Earth Hour. To read more about this global movement, visit their website!

Help Someone Load or Unload their Groceries

Help Someone Load Or Unload Their Groceries

As people grow older, their body begins to slow down and they become less mobile and lose their muscle strength. Simple tasks like carrying groceries or walking up and down the stairs often become a struggle for them.

Be Kind To Someone You Dislike

Be Kind To Someone You Dislike

"Knowing what paint a painter uses or having an understanding of where he was in the history of where he came from doesn't hurt your appreciation of the painting." -Jodie Foster


Make an effort to be polite to someone you don't get along with. Go out of your way to say hello or have a conversation with them. Getting to know and understand him or her better might help you appreciate your differences. Before you know it you might actually have a new friend!

Let someone go in front of you in line

Let Someone Go In Front Of You In Line

We all get busy during the day and many of us wait in line for coffee, lunch, post office, etc. Today, when you find yourself waiting in a line, let someone go in front of you. They will really appreciate the gesture and you'll feel great having done your random act of kindness.

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!

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.

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!