Take Two…Simple Acts of Kindness You’ll be Amazed!

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continuations from…Part 1 

13. Make amends with someone you have wronged. 

Be genuine with your apology.  Even if you feel you did nothing wrong, apologize anyway.  It’s not about being “right”; it is about the other person’s perception of the situation.

14. Give a homeless person food and/or gift card to a restaurant. 

Most people don’t feel comfortable giving homeless people money due to concerns over whether the money will be spent on drugs.  Giving a gift card to a restaurant close by not only gives the person food to eat, but the dignity of choosing what they want to eat.

15. Leave a treat for your mail carrier in your mailbox. 

On a hot day, freeze a bottle of water and leave it in your box with a note.  By the time your mail is delivered, the ice will have melted into a cold, refreshing drink.

16. If you walk by an expired parking meter, put a quarter in it. 

You will save someone from walking out to a parking ticket.  You could also put a quarter in the meter before you leave, if you see someone is waiting for your spot.

17. Be an active listener. 

When someone is talking to you, instead of thinking of what you will say next, really listen to what they are saying.

18. Let someone go ahead of you in line. 

(especially if they only have a few items or it’s a mom with young kids)

19. Have good manners. 

Say “please”, “thank you”, “you’re welcome”, and “excuse me”.  When people are treated with respect, they will respond in kind.

20. Go a week without using sarcasm. 

This is tougher than it sounds.  Although we have no ill intent when we use sarcasm, it does breed negativity.

21. Volunteer your time to a charity aka join the movement at 1Dollar1Home and make a difference in a life or home.  

Giving money is helpful, but giving your time requires taking a personal interest.

 

I know I’m missing a lot more..please feel free and add on! What do you think?

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