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SimpleGifts

Page history last edited by dailyplanit 3 years, 2 months ago

Basics:

Follow your heart.

Look for someone who needs help.

Enjoy the good feeling that comes from giving.

Set a good example.

Buy two of something you enjoy and give one away.

Be supportive.

Take a break from the Internet and give in real life.

Respect everyone.

 

  1. Introduce two strangers.
  2. Pay a teen to mow an elderly person's yard.
  3. Talk to someone who looks lonely.
  4. Pay for the next person in line.
  5. Give your old magazines to a hospital.
  6. Offer to babysit one night for a friend.
  7. Leave a snack for a co-worker.
  8. Let someone in front of you in line.
  9. Leave your change in the soda machine.
  10. Give a pie to your local firehouse.
  11. Offer directions to someone who looks lost.
  12. If you buy a new gizmo, give the old one away.
  13. Leave a thank-you note at the police station.
  14. Bring flowers from your garden to co-workers.
  15. Donate 5 books to a shelter.
  16. Clean up litter on your street.
  17. Smile at two strangers a day.
  18. Mow the neighbor's yard.
  19. Send a thank-you note to a teacher.

From "Small Ways You Can Make a Huge Difference This Summer" by Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy in USA Weekend July 16-18, 2010

And adding:

20. Take flowers to a nursing station in the nearest hospital.

see also: 88 ways to make a stranger smile

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