The practice doing nice things for other people you do not know, out of the blue, has inspired books, movies, and songs. But what’s great is that it takes very little time or effort to do — and if you catch my drift… its perfect for a busy working mom! We can all can do it and inspire our children as well.
Here are just a few easy ideas to brighten someone’s day:
- Save your magazines and give them to someone else – Flight attendants are always super grateful, as is your local nursing home, hospital waiting room, even you children’s teachers.
- Pay for the car behind you in the drive through – It’s easy and unexpected, and sometimes they will continue to pass on the favor.
- Bring your kids shopping…for the food bank – It’s an easy way to help others and show your kids what giving is all about. I like to bring my children inside the food back so they can see the reaction from the volunteers.
- If you see a parking meter running low, put in some coins – You might just save a stranger from an expensive parking ticket.
- Donate blood or sign up for the national bone marrow registry – Your kindness will make a huge impact on someone facing major turmoil. You may also save someone’s life.
Looking for more ideas? Visit the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation web site.