Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Kindness Chronicles

Ideas to help us make the world a better place!
Little things:
Hold the door open - especially if they are pushing a stroller or have their hands full.

Leave a post-it note on the bathroom stall saying "smile - you ARE beautiful, smart, and creative!"

Give a compliment - a looking in the eyes, specific, compliment.

Put a grocery cart away for a mother with little ones in the car. (did this!)
(I always really hated to leave mine alone even for a second in the car.)

Bigger things:
Babysit for the mother of young children... even if it's just so she can go take a nap.
Bring your favorite book and read stories to kids at your local elementary school.

Wash someone's car windows.

Keep a zip-loc bag in your purse with a toothbrush, toothpaste, a few dollars, and a granola bar for the next time you pass a homeless person. (going to do this!)

Stop by the fire department with a plate of cookies and say thank you.

It's not that hard to make the world a better place!
This month check out
to see what they've done to make the world a better place.

If you'd care to join us please do. Grab the button above for your blog.
Send me your info and I'll link to your blog next month.

7 comments:

M-R said...

I love these ideas, Lyric. I'm definitely going to do the toothbrush in a bag idea -- brilliant. When I worked at a hotel, I used to take some of the pastries at the end of the day (they'd get sent to a farm) and leave them where I knew some homeless folks slept. :)

psych-ed lost said...

Thanks. In honor of my youngest child's 13th birthday (today), I promise to do as many things to make the world he lives in a better place this week. I'd like to think it could get to be a habit. Sharing on fb today as well. Jane's art and posts always brighten my day - she shared this on fb so I'll pass it on.

Jane LaFazio said...

xoxoxox

Priscilla said...

Thank you for sharing little ideas for showing appreciation and spreading kindness.

Catherine Parkinson said...

This is a brillant idea. I have written a post on 2 of my blogs and I want to join you this year in sharing the kindness around.

So here is my details

http://onemotheratatime.blogspot.co.nz/

http://catherineparkinson.blogspot.co.nz/

Look forward to making a differnce this year!!!

Catherine xxx

Lisa said...

Wonderful ideas! Thank you! I forgot to send you my blog address but I posted as well.
http://somethingcleveraboutnothing.blogspot.com

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

Lyric, this is so much fun! I'm going to love this ... it makes me more "mindful" in my every day life.