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10 Ways to be Kind Today

Updated on November 26, 2011

By LESLIE A. PANFIL

Hold That Door. Harried mothers can always use another hand.

Give It Up. Yes, that primo parking space. You know you need the exercise anyway.

Spare Change. Help the person in front of you make exact change. You may even get out of the store faster!

Pen It. Send a good old fashion, hand written, for no reason card to a friend. You know the kind you have to put a stamp on.

Compliment. Find something kind to say about a friend, family member or a total stranger. I challenge you to find something nice to say to everyone you come in contact with today.

Memory Lane. Phone or Facebook message a friend with a heartwarming memory.

Smile. Studies have shown that smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers and serotonin – a recipe for biochemical happiness. So when you smile at someone and they smile back, you are both a little happier.

See the Manager. When you receive great customer service, go straight to the manager. Prepare yourself for shock and dismay on the face of the manager who spends most of their day putting out fires.

Take it Off. Take something off someone’s to do list. There is always a division of labor. In my household my husband washes the clothes and I fold them. To be kind, I sometimes do a couple of loads from start to finish. If you share a less than thrilling duty at work, offer to do it when it isn’t even your turn.

Post It. Read something on line that you love? Post a positive comment. There is nothing sadder than a blog entry or facebook post without a like or kind comment.

Mega Challenge: Do all of the above and post a comment about how it made a difference in your day and the day others.


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    • Taleb80 profile image

      Taleb AlDris 

      6 years ago

      Thank you for sharing these nice ways.

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      "The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being." ~ Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lamat

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      Christopher Rago 

      6 years ago from Hamilton, NJ

      These are great ways to spread positivity. God knows we need a lot more of that today. Up/useful

    • sharmanlow profile image

      sharmanlow 

      6 years ago

      interestingly beautiful that can brighten up someone's day/

    • lpanfil profile imageAUTHOR

      lpanfil 

      7 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      GracieLake - I edited my list. It now reads. Take it off. Which could be equally provocative. ;)

    • GracieLake profile image

      GracieLake 

      7 years ago from Arizona

      These are good positive messages - as long as no one misunderstands "steal something" and takes it the wrong way. Yesterday I "saw the manager" and ended up getting a great deal on something, and special service to boot.

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