Express your gratitude...
Saying “thank you” and “please” are like the oil that lubricates the engine of human interaction. Works every time!
Telephone a lonely person.
There is always one person in your group of acquaintances who is lonely and isolated. Try calling him or her, every now and again.
Any small change?
When you see all those coins which are a real nuisance, pop them into a charity box.
Invite someone to dinner.
Choose a co-worker or neighbour who you feel is rather lonely and offer them your hospitality.
Help a disabled person.
Offer to push a wheelchair, help them across the street or fetch their medicines.
Reach out to a person in need.
Do you know someone who is ill or in hospital? Reach out by choosing one of these:
· Send them a text message
· Phone them
· Send flowers
· Send a card
Hold the door open.
No matter who it is, hold the door open.
Pay a few compliments.
Smile more often.
Try walking down a corridor at work and smile all the way there. You might be surprised at how many smiles you get back. It is infectious!
Teach your kids kindness.
If you are a parent or work with young people in a youth organization or at a school, raise awareness about the needy. Encourage them to give away their old toys and books which are still in good condition.
Compliment a colleague or a friend.
Offer your place in the supermarket queue.
When you see someone getting anxious in the queue, let them go first.
Buy someone a coffee.
When you go to the coffee machine and see a colleague there, offer to buy her a coffee. If you are going to the water cooler, try offering to get someone else a cup of water while you’re on your way.
Offer to do the shopping.
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.