Praise a Parent for Their Child

Praise A Parent For Their Child

There are few compliments more gratifying than when someone praises your child. Having someone tell you that your child has done something above and beyond is one of the best things a parent can hear. When the opportunity arises, compliment someone on the abilities or behavior of their child. It could be a friend or a stranger.

Give Your Seat to an Elderly Person

Give Your Seat To An Elderly Person

The next time you are traveling by bus or in a public place, offer your seat to an elderly person. This is a great way to show your respect for the elderly, and because you are in a public place your actions will highly visible to many bystanders. This is a great opportunity to set a kind example for all those around you.

Be Polite Online

Be Polite Online

Remember to be respectful of others when you are on the internet. Whether you are writing an email or chatting online or writing on someone's Facebook or My Space page, remember to be kind, as you would if you were speaking to them in person.

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!

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.

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!

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!

Create Your Family Tree

Create Your Family Tree

It is often said that you can't know where you are going unless you know where you are from. Creating a family tree helps you know where you come from. And a framed family tree makes a wonderful gift and life-long possession for loved ones.

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.

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!

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.

Help Restore a Hiking Trail

Help Restore A Hiking Trail

There are numerous National Parks and Forests, Wildlife Preserves, State and Regional Parks all over the world. People will often travel from foreign countries to visit some of the more famous parks: Banff National Park in Canada; Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Rocky Mountain National Parks in the US; Lake Victoria in Africa. Occasionally the trails in these parks need some repairs and maintenance: picking up loose trash, moving trees off the trail, restoring rock retaining walls, etc.

Study with a Classmate

Study With A Classmate

Education is a great privilege that many people across the world don't have access to. But those who do have means to go to school often find it to be very stressful.

Host an International Student

Host An International Student

There are numerous international study programs at both high schools and colleges around the world. Some programs last two weeks, others are for a whole school year. While some are summer programs, others are semester-long. If there is an option at your school to host a foreign student, why not volunteer?

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.

Fly Less

Fly Less

The invention of the airplane was one of the most amazing innovations in the history of the United States. Not only have airplanes enabled people to see and understand the world, but they have also been a tool to help unify many different cultures.

Praise Your Boss

Praise Your Boss

Employees often get recognized for putting effort into their job. It is common for companies to offer “employee of the month” awards to improve employee morale and keep them happy, but how many companies do you know that recognize the hard work bosses put into their job? Why not try to boost your boss’s spirits by honoring him or her with a “boss of the month” award?

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.

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.

Eat a Healthy Snack

Eat A Healthy Snack

The next time you are hungry for a snack skip the soda, chips, or candy bar and eat a healthy snack like a piece of fruit, a granola bar, or some vegetables. Eating healthy is a simple way to be kind to your body; it's a great way to get the energy you need to pay attention at school and work or enjoy to yourself doing something you love outside. Be kind to your body and eat healthy snacks!

Smile at Others

Smile At Others

A sincere smile is a very kind and meaningful way to make a positive difference in someone's day. Without using words, a smile says to a person “Hi, I hope you have a nice day”. People appreciate being noticed and acknowledged, especially with a friendly smile. Smiling at a stranger is a positive human interaction that seems to be infrequent as people get caught up in their daily tasks. So next time you are at the store, walking down the street, or going to work or school, acknowledge someone with a smile.

Compliment Someone

Compliment Someone

Whenever you see someone wearing a nice outfit or jewelry, give her/him a compliment. This always brings a smile to their face and gives you a nice feeling. It's a little thing but can really light up someone's day when they are feeling down.

Talk With a Homeless Person

Talk With A Homeless Person

The next time you pass someone on the street asking you for spare change, take a moment to talk with them. You can give them change or share any snacks you may have, but also be sure to just say hello and speak with them for a while.

Make Time for Silly

Make Time For Silly

Is your schedule jam-packed with school, work, family, friends, chores, homework, sports, piano practice...you name it? Well, why not make a little time for just being silly? Let loose a little and enjoy life again!

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!

Be a Friend Who Listens

Be A Friend Who Listens

If you have a friend who's going through a rough time, offer to talk about it with them over a coffee. Think of all the times you've wished you had a friend to talk to--be proactive and be that friend for someone else.

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.

Shovel Snow for a Neighbor

Shovel Snow For A Neighbor

It’s easy to get into the habit of not paying attention to those around you, especially if they are strangers. Starting with your neighbors, make an effort to pay more attention to others and try to anticipate their needs. Start with something simple, like shoveling show for your next-door-neighbor while you’re out shoveling your own walk.

Give Affection

Give Affection

Sometimes all it takes is a hug, a touch on the arm, a kiss on the cheek, or a squeeze of the shoulders to make someone's day. So when you are with your loved ones, don't hold back on affection.

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.

Conserve Energy

Conserve Energy

Since most energy is dependent on fossil fuels, such as gas or oil, using energy adds to environmental pollution. There are many things you can do at home to help conserve energy and thus lessen pollution. Every little bit helps!

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.

Clean Gym Equipment

Clean Gym Equipment

Next time you finish a workout at the gym, take an extra minute or two to wipe down the equipment you were using so it will be clean for the next person to use.

Clean Your Friend's House

Clean Your Friend's House

Offer to help clean your friend's home. Perhaps they are busy with two jobs and three kids and just haven't had time to clean. Make the decision to go over to their home one day and vacuum, do the dishes and laundry, or clean the bathrooms.

Help Someone with their Job Search

Help Someone With Their Job Search

Trying to find a job can be extremely challenging, especially for someone who has been out of the job market for a while. If you recently found a job yourself, you might have some great insight for a friend who is out of work.

Donate Blood

Donate Blood

The next time you hear about a blood drive in your area, make the decision to go and give blood. Or be proactive and find the local blood bank in your area set up an appointment to donate.  Nearly 4.5 million Americans are saved each year by blood transfusions. You can become a part of this powerful way to help others! Donate today.

Stop Negative Conversations

Stop Negative Conversations

There is a point in every conversation we have where we make a choice to either engage in gossip and speak badly about someone or something, or to steer the conversation away from gossip and onto more positive things. It doesn't take much to stop negativity, and the first step is always being aware of the sometimes subtle shift in the tone of the conversation. If you sense someone is trying to get you to say something negative, change the subject! Or surprise them and make a positive comment about the situation. Help others see the positive qualities in everything through your conversations.

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.

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.

Wear a Seat Belt

Wear A Seat Belt

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, seat belts save over 11,000 lives each year.

In addition to being able to save your life, safety belts can also keep you from getting serious injuries in a car accident. The facts related to wearing seat belts are hard to ignore. Wearing your seat belt when you are riding in a car is essential to your safety. It takes you less than 10 seconds to fasten your seat belt, make sure you do it!

Promote Tranquility at Home

Promote Tranquility At Home

Whether you have a tiny studio apartment, a cabin in the woods, a dorm room, a house in the suburbs or a large home with plenty of rooms to get lost in, work hard to make your home a peaceful and tranquil place. Everyone needs somewhere to go where they can be themselves and relax after a long day of work or school.

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.

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

Start Now!

Start Now!

Procrastination is killer. Literally. Putting off an upcoming task only makes the task itself grow and grow in your mind until it gets beyond bearable, beyond tackling. Sometimes it is even something we are looking forward to, or excited about: pursuing a new career or visiting a long lost friend.

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!

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!

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.

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.

Make a List of Appreciation

Make A List Of Appreciation

Make a list for your spouse or significant other highlighting all of the different reasons you appreciate them. Spend a couple of days thinking about it and every time a new character trait you particularly love about your spouse pops in your mind, write it down.

Rake Your Neighbor's Yard

Rake Your Neighbor's Yard

Offer to rake your neighbor's leaves, or to mow their lawn. While you are raking your own lawn, don't be afraid to just keep going and rake your neighbor's yard, too! This can be a particularly helpful kind act if your neighbors are elderly, or if they are just really busy and often away from the house. Do it while they are out and think how surprised they will be when the get home to a beautifully raked yard!