you may already know this but when you do an act of kindness you feel good, the recipient feels good and it is contagious – any witnesses to the act of kindness feel good too. about a year and a half ago i started a little ‘rak’ contest with myself. i would look for opportunities to do a rak and then give myself points for it on a scale of one to ten. ones feel good & tens feel great. i got out of the habit a while back but i’m getting back on track & feeling better already.
here are some ideas:
open your kitchen cabinets and pack up a bag filled with canned food, check under the bathroom sink for things like extra toothbrushes & hotel soaps and bring them to a local food bank. you probably will never miss these things and someone else will really appreciate them. (6 points)
clean the snow off of someones car. (5 points – per car)
pack the shoes & clothes you have not worn for a year or two and schedule a pickup from the lupus foundation .
order this collection box for your workplace – it benefits people with cerebral palsy and helps people dispose of their old electronic devices and used ink cartridges – so simple!
donate $1 today to Soles4Souls, & they will provide one pair of shoes to someone in need – $1 – that’s all. then post on facebook & ask your friends to do the same.
leave a flower on someone’s doorstep or windshield.
bring some food to a homeless person.
smile at everyone you pass by. it makes them smile back and feel happier. 🙂
try one today and get some points!
for more ideas, check out the random acts of kindness foundation.
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.”