Change the World? “One Random Act of Kindness at a Time.”

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How Great is it That Our Small Acts of Kindness Can Make Someone Else’s Entire Day? Did You Know That Doing Random Acts of Kindness Not Only Make Us Feel Good Emotionally But Can Also Help Improve Health Conditions? 

Nearly a hundred years ago, aviator Amelia Earhart observed, “A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” Her inspiring words were borne out by the results of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that showed how a single altruistic kidney donation set off a domino effect, resulting in 10 successive transplants.

Look closely and you’ll see the generosity of everyday people everywhere. All we have to do to change our own lives is pass it on. Often the smallest act is the most heart warming.

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DID YOU KNOW?…

It is said that: If you perform two acts of kindness a day, and the recipients of that kindness go on to perform two acts of their own, more than a thousand acts of kindness can be shared in just 10 days….

But!… If each of those same people shared five acts instead of two, more than 19 million acts of kindness could be shared in just 10 days!

Just Notice What Happens as Kindness Ripples Out!

Here are some ideas to help you spread the kindness.

 Introduce yourself to your neighbors

Hold the door open for someone

 Be thankful

Call your parents and tell them you love them

Walk the cart back to the front of the store

Know someone who just had a baby or other major life event? Bring a meal, offer to clean up their house or do a load of laundry for them.

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Bring donuts or other delicious sweets to work

Purchase a Homeless person a meal.

Next time you hear about a story on your local news of someone who needs some assistance, give what you can anonymously.

The next time you hear about a world disaster situation, donate clothing, time, money or anything else you are able to.

Leave a thank you note in your mailbox letting the delivery person know how much you appreciate their good service all year long.

In low-income families, a baby can spend a day or longer in the same diaper, and laundromats often don’t allow cloth diapers to be washed in machines. Help out a mom and a baby by donating diapers (find a directory of diaper banks at diaperbanknetwork.org).

 

 

 

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Smile at people

Spread the goodness Let others know you are on a mission to spread kindness and they will be inspired to do the same

Pay the toll for the car behind you.

Donate Blood

Take a CPR and first aid class to become certified. You could save a life.

Leave a big bottle of laundry detergent at a laundromat.

Do the “Here’s $20 toward the next person in line” at the grocery store.

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Take over dinner to a an exhausted, overwhelmed momma. Write her a note about how you notice how hard she is working and what a fantastic job she is doing raising those angels.

Over 50 years after saving 669 kids from Nazi death camps, Sir Nicholas Winton gets a tearful surprise on TV. Everyone in the audience was one of those children he saved, all grown up. This man is an Angel on Earth.

 

You never know when you may touch a life. Love & kindness rubs off on people! Try it! 🙂
Bedtime Bags for children at shelters, or going into foster care….Each bag has a stuffed animal, a blanket, a book, and a toothbrush.

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Give free sodas and bottled water to folks on a sweltering day

Take a bouquet of balloons to your local hospital and ask a nurse to deliver it to a random room number

Leave laundry detergent tied with a ribbon and a bag of quarters at the laundromat.


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 Make 10 pillowcase dresses for little girls in Africa.   

Little Dresses for Africa is always collecting pillowcase dresses for girls of all ages as well as shorts for boys. They distribute the clothes all over the African continent and do amazing things to feed, educate, and shelter the people.

Send a Sunshine box to someone that isn’t feeling well (tissues, cough drops, 7-up magazine.)

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Buy what your neighbor’s child is selling.

Keep a stash of lollipops in your purse, hand them out freely.

Teach grandpa how to Skype.

Leave pennies next to the fountain.

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Next time you hear about a story on your local news of someone who needs some assistance, give what you can anonymously.

Smile at everyone you see today.

Instead of tossing out your old computer, give it to an elderly person in the neighborhood. Many elderly people are alone and don’t get many visitors. A number of elderly people have benefited greatly by the use of a computer and are able to connect with friends.

Give money to people who are trying to start a new business.

An excellent web-site to do this is called, “KickStarter.”

Tell them a joke.  Here’s one of my favorites:  “The past, the present, and the future walked into a room.  It was tense.”  And of course, knock-knock jokes are always a hit with the preschool set.

 

A Simple Act Can Inspire So Much!!

 

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Good luck with your Kindness Adventures!

 

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