SOCIAL MEDIA

12.01.2015

31 Acts of Kindness

Happy December!! While some may say it's the most wonderful time of the year, it also can be a stressful time, and it's easy to forget how to be kind to one another when we are stressed. I got this idea here and I think it's just lovely - 31 Acts of Kindness for the 31 days in December! What will you do this December to be more kind? Here are some of my ideas:

1. Give your coworker a compliment on the hard work they've done all year.
2. Say please and thank you in a cheerful voice the next time you order coffee.
3. Give the waiter or waitress a bigger tip than normal and write "thank you" on the bill.
4. Hold the elevator for someone.
5. Hold the door for someone.
6. Offer to help someone carry their packages or groceries if they look like they're struggling.
7. Donate needed items to a local homeless shelter.
8. Pay for the coffee or drive through order of the person behind you in line.
9. Call your family and tell them you love them.
10. Call your grandma and have a good 20 minute chat.
11. Help answer letters to Santa through your local post office.
12. Bring a treat for your office (donuts, bagels, coffee, or something else!)
13. Smile and act cheerful.
14. Pick up trash.
15. Volunteer your time on a weekend.
16. Invite a friend out for a movie or a cup of coffee and treat them.
17. Email someone you haven't talked to in a while and tell them you're thinking about them.
18. Email photos you've been meaning to send to your family (family photos, or photos of a recent trip, etc.)
19. Include someone in an activity that you normally might not think to include.
20. Be kind to someone you don't like.
21. Give a sincere compliment.
22. Write a happiness quote on a slip of paper and put it in a random book at the local bookstore.
23. Tell a friend something you really like and appreciate about them.
24. Write a handwritten note wishing a friend or family member happy holidays.
25. Tweet at a company for having excellent customer service.
26. Leave an Instagram comment thanking a company for excellent customer service.
27. Write your boss, office manager, or kids' teacher thanking them for all the hard work they've done this year.
28. Write a heartfelt note to a friend who's been extra good to you this year.
29. Leave a love note for your significant other, or a happy note for your roommate, or if you live alone, leave a note to yourself reminding you how awesome you are.
30.When someone asks you how your day is, return the question and ask how they are.
31. Listen intently, and give someone your undivided attention. (This means stop looking at your phone!)

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