Share a Positive Blog Post

Share A Positive Blog Post

When you turn on a television, open a newspaper, or check your e-mail, chances are you'll hear negative news of some sort. It's easy to let all the negative news in the world bring us down. So strive to be a source of positive information for others by going out of your way to share fun or inspirational blog posts or online articles with your friends and family.

Be Polite on the Road

Be Polite On The Road

Practice kindness on the road by being polite to other drivers. When a driver tries to merge into your lane, let them in with a wave and a smile. Or, if another driver makes you angry, try to let it go, instead of retaliating.

Clean Up Graffiti

Clean Up Graffiti

Cleaning up graffiti in your neighborhood or a poorer neighborhood near you is a simple way to give back to your community.

Send a Handmade Card to Someone

Send A Handmade Card To Someone

Sometimes the simplest gift will also be the most treasured one.

Help End Food Waste

Help End Food Waste

At some point or another, we've all heard our parents remind us of starving children in the world, to remind us of the importance of finishing the food that’s on our plates.

Offer a Couple Hours of Free Babysitting to Parents

Offer A Couple Hours Of Free Babysitting To Parents

Many parents of young children can’t afford to go out as much as they like because they don't have time, or can't afford the added expense of a babysitter.

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.

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?

Visit Someone Who is Lonely

Visit Someone Who Is Lonely

People can become lonely for any number of reasons, regardless of their age. Some people are alone because they don’t feel like they fit in, while others may become lonely after the death of a close friend or relative. Other people might just suffer from an illness that doesn't allow them to see many people. Children with family troubles will often become lonely as a result of the tough issues they face at home. Offer your companionship to someone who is lonely in exchange for their wisdom or a lifetime of stories.

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.

Donate Used Clothing

Donate Used Clothing

Did you know 23.8 billion pounds of used clothing is put into U.S. landfills each year?

Adopt a Highway

Adopt A Highway

If you and your company, sports team, or church are passionate about keeping your community clean, you should think about participating in one of the "Adopt a Highway" programs. You can adopt a section of the highway, interstate or even local back roads in your area. Make your passion for keeping your community clean visible on a large scale.

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.

Clean Up After Yourself

Clean Up After Yourself

Whether you are at work, school, or home, cleaning up after yourself is a kind way to show your consideration of others.

Help Keep Your School Clean

Help Keep Your School Clean

Did you know that how clean your school is can affect how well you learn? Keeping your school clean can actually help you perform better academically, because there will be fewer distractions and fewer germs.

Pick Up Groceries for a Neighbor

Pick Up Groceries For A Neighbor

Picking up groceries can be an especially kind act for an elderly neighbor who isn't able to get out much. Simply knock on their door and see if you can pick something up for them while you are at the store. This is most helpful to do when you know bad weather is approaching. Pick them up a couple of things that will help tide them over until a storm has passed so they don't have to venture out in the middle of terrible weather to get some dinner.

Rub a Loved One's Back

Rub A Loved One's Back

After a long day at work or tiresome load of homework or housework, being able to relax with another person is often the best thing that can relieve you. Just making contact with someone else can be relaxing, whether that is simply having a conversation with someone, giving them a hug, or even taking the time to rub their back.

Give Away Your Parking Spot

Give Away Your Parking Spot

Next time you are in a crowded parking lot and you spot a great parking space close to the entrance of the building, let it go. Let someone else have that parking spot.

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!

Click for a Cause

Click For A Cause

Did you know that even if you do not personally have any money to donate, you can still contribute financially to a cause you are passionate about? For some causes, all you have to do is click on their website and they will receive funds.

Use Less Paper

Use Less Paper

Did you know every ton of paper that is recycled will save about 17 trees?

Ask Before You Borrow

Ask Before You Borrow

How you treat others says a lot about you as a person. One way you can show respect to your friends, family, classmates and teachers is by respecting their personal belongings.

Send a Note of Appreciation

Send A Note Of Appreciation

Take a few minutes out of your day today to write a note of appreciation to someone you haven't thanked in a while.·You can send it to your spouse, significant other, sibling, parent, child, best friend, coach, teacher—anyone who you feel needs a bit of a pick me up.· You can even make a list for your loved one highlighting all of the different reasons you appreciate him or her. Once you’ve brainstormed your thoughts, write them neatly in card you’ve chosen, or just send an email.· No matter how you decide to share a note of appreciation, be sure to do it today!

Call A Grandparent

Call A Grandparent

Our grandparents are an important part of our culture and our history. Spending time with a grandparent is a great way to learn about your heritage, your family history and even about yourself.

Buy something for the person in line behind you.

Buy Something For The Person In Line Behind You.

We have almost all been in line waiting to pay and get our food so we can eat and get on with our busy lives. Next time you are at the window or in line do the person behind you a favor, or the next three people for that matter. Buy their lunch so when they get to the front their food is free.

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!

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 !

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.

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.

Pick Flowers for Someone Special

Pick Flowers For Someone Special

Share the beauty of nature with a loved one by picking a special bouquet of flowers for them.  The fact that you picked out the flowers yourself with them in mind will add a lot of meaning to this gift, rather than just sending store-bought flowers. This is a great activity whether you are an adult or child, and what better way to show someone how much you love 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.

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

Smile at 10 strangers

Smile At 10 Strangers

Any check out line, any person at a cash register, or person behind a customer service desk. Make their day! They are people too, and all to often they are barraged with, irritated, hurried, harried shoppers, with them good things and smile!

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!

Stay on the Trail

Stay On The Trail

A great and easy way to respect the environment while hiking is to remain on the trail at all times. If you stay on the trail you don't disturb the beautiful nature that surrounds you.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Help Someone with Yard Work

Help Someone With Yard Work

Doing yard work can be a very tiring task, especially for someone who is elderly or has a physical disability. It can also be time-consuming, which might make it hard for someone who works several jobs or who has small children to maintain their yard. Why not help a family member, friend or neighbor with a chore like raking leaves, mowing the lawn, cleaning the deck or doing another task?

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.

Share Inspirational Quotes

Share Inspirational Quotes

Have you ever been in a situation where you were unhappy or discouraged? Sometimes all it takes to be revived is a little encouragement from someone who recognizes that you need it, someone that can help you get away from whatever is bringing you down.

Call or Visit Someone Who is Sick

Call Or Visit Someone Who Is Sick

Being sick is no fun. It can be frusterating because you are not able to do the things you normally do. Not being able to socialize with people you normally see can also make being sick very lonely. Call someone who you know is sick and ask them how they are. Or, surprise them with a visit and bring flowers or a card. Knowing that someone cares about you is often the best medicine!

Attend an Event

Attend An Event

Attend an event important to your loved one. Even if it is something you are not remotely interested in, go out of support for your friend, spouse, child, brother, sister, or parent.

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.

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.

Thank Your Police or Fire Department

Thank Your Police Or Fire Department

Stop and take a minute to think about all the work our police and fire departments do in your community. Every day, hundreds of men and women risk their lives to make sure that we are safe. How impressive is that? Why not tell these people how thankful you are for their services?

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!"

Make Dinner for Firefighters

Make Dinner For Firefighters

Firefighters risk their own health and lives every time they respond to a fire. Those who regularly risk their own lives for others' safety deserve our thanks. Thanking firefighters can be as simple as taking a dinner to your local fire station. Because fires can happen at any time, day or night, there are firefighters on duty 24 hours a day. Let them know you appreciate how they keep your community safe and bring them a homemade dinner.