Tuesday, December 1, 2009

16. random acts of kindness

1. Smile at everybody. 2. Ask for and remember people's names. 3. Hold the lift open for people and press the button for them. 4. Let people pass you in traffic and wave to people who do the same for you. 5. Give genuine compliments to strangers. 6. Write thank you notes to people for hosting a great party, saying something that made you feel better, giving great customer service, birthday and Christmas presents, etc. 7. Say thank you to the bus driver. 8. Give up your seat on public transport for elderly people, pregnant women, mothers with young children and people who look exhausted. 9. Let people with only a few items in front of you in the grocery line. 10. Say hello to people as you walk the dog. 11. Greet people with warmth and enthusiasm. 12. Help mothers and elderly people with their shopping. 13. Thank shop assistants. 14. Chat to people while waiting in line for the bus, shopping, lift etc. 15. Give people your unexpired bus and parking tickets. 16. Call stores to report great customer service. 17. Truly listen to people when they talk. 18. Comment on people's blogs, facebook photos and twitter updates. 19. Remember people's birthdays. 20. Participate in operation beautiful.

"We won’t always know whose lives we touched and made better for our having cared, because actions can sometimes have unforeseen ramifications. What’s important is that you do care and you act."
— Charlotte Lunsford

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