Friday, October 9, 2009

Pass It On

. Clicking on thelink will bring up a pdf file containing 10 cards that you can print and pass out.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Give a friend a hug

Sometimes that's all it takes to turn a day around.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Tell a child what they did RIGHT.

Sometimes we forget to praise kids when they are well behaved. One positive comment can do more to sway a child's behavior than five reprimands.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Give a tip to a street performer.

Next time you see someone performing on the sidewalk give them a tip if you enjoy their work. It doesn't have to be a lot - just let them know you appreciate their talent.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Send a thank-you note to your Parents

Think of all of the great things your parents have done for you in your life. Send them a thank-you note for the top five.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Play a friendly game of checkers.

Whether it is with a child or an older person it will bring out the kid in you and the person you play with.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Visit your Grandparents

Spend time with your Grandparents - even if it is just for a hour or so to say hi and have a short chat. Time with grandparents is precious. I've never heard anyone say they wish they had spent less time with their grandparents.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Take your sweetheart for a walk in the park.

Quiet time alone - even if you are surrounded by other people is an important part of a healthy relationship. A walk is an excellent time to get to know each other better through uninterupted conversation.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Visit your best friend's mom.

Spending time with your best friend's mom gives you a chance to know both of them better. We all know that our friends' moms are cooler tan our own mom, anyway - right?

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Spend the afternoon with your parents.

Whether you are doing an activity or jsut sitting anround talking, the best gift you can give your parents is time with you and your family.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Volunteer at the local USO.

Service members away from home appreciate the services of the USO. Help make a service member feel less isolated.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Call your Brother

Brothers need to know you love them too. Give yours a call to let him know you are thinking obout him.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Make a coffe date with a friend.

Make a date to meet for coffee with a friend you haven't spent much time with. It will be a chance to catch up on the latest news and to let your friend know you haven't forgotten him or her.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Give your spouse (or other friend) a foot massage

There is nothing better at the end of the day than a nice, soothing foot massage. It is a great way to relieve tension.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Take a kid to the zoo.

You'll need to toss a coin to decide who enjoys it most.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Bake a batch of cookies for the neighbors.

Let your neighbors know that you appreciate having them near. A plate of cookies is a nice gesture.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Take flowers to a convelescent center.

They don't have to be fancy - they can just be flowers from your yard. Have the person in charge give them to a resident that doesn't get any visitors. You are sure to brighten up somebody's day.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Call your Sister

Even if it is just a quick call to say I love you and am thinking about you. Sisters like being remembered.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Take your old towels to a Pet Shelter

Pet shelters put your old towels to good use. They are used after dogs are bathed and as disposable bedding for animals after a spay or nueter operation.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Be kind when someone makes a mistake.

People don't make mistakes on purpose (that would just be someone doing a bad thing). When someone makes a mistake be gracious and try to work out a solution - even if it is inconvenient for you. Remember - you might be the person making the next mistake.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Say I'm Sorry.

If you have done something that has hurt another person (intentionally or not) Tell them you are sorry you caused them pain. It is a way to start a dialog and the healing.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Have a Tea Party with a little girl.

Nothing says I love you to a little girl likke an adult agreeing to sit down to tea with she and her little friends.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Take a meal to a shut-in.

Take a good, nutritious meal to someone who not well. It may be a long-term illness or just a bad cold. Your food and your thoughtfulness will be appreciated.

This suggestion came to us from Ruth V in Portland Oregon

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Surprise your love with an impromptu date.

It can be to go to a play and dinner, a ballgame or just a cup of coffee at the local coffee shop. It is not what you do, but that you are enjoying each other's company.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Mow a neighbor's lawn.(With permission, of course)

Have some extra time & need some exercise? Offer to mow your neighbor's lawn. Compensation? ask them to so something nice for someone else. Now you've made an extra person happy.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Say thank you.

When someone does something for you - no matter how small the deed - say Thank you. Getting that "thank you" will make them more likely to do another nice thing for someone. Everybody likes to be appreciated.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Change a lightbulb.

Falls become much more dangerous as as people age. Older people should not be climbing up on chairs, etc... to change light bulbs. Let an older person know that when they have a bulb go out they can call you to replace it.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Send a care package to a military person away from home.

All military members appreciate a package from home. Send their favorite snacks and a couple of hometown newspapers to help them connect with the folks at home. go to for more information on how to send a package.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Give your Postal Carrier a bottle of cold water.

On a hot summer day if you see your postal carrier coming get a cold bottle of water for them. It is a thoughtful way to say you appreciate their hard work.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Pet a dog.

You'll make the dog happy and it will make you feel good too.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Give your appropriate used magazines to your local hospital.

Hospitals rely mostly on the kindness of people like you to donate magazines for their waiting rooms. Contact Volunteer Services at your local hospital to find out where to drom them off.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Call your Dad.

Dads like to hear from their kids too. Make that special call today and brighten up your dad's day. He's waiting...

Monday, July 20, 2009

Send a note to the teacher (Part 2)

Send a note to a teacher you admired in the past. It is a pleasure for teachers to know that they really made a difference in someone's life.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Send a note to the teacher. (Part 1)

Let your child's teacher know that you appreciate the great job he/she is doing. Knowing they positively affect young lives is a big part of their pay.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Read to an elderly person.

Sometimes as they age, reading becomes difficult for older people. You can read the paper, a magazine article or a novel - whatever you have time for. You can be sure that they will appreciate it.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Give your used paperback books to the local hospital.

Contact Volunteer Services at your local hospital to find out who accepts books for their book programs. These books are a godsend for whiling away the long hours in the waiting room when a loved one is sick.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tell a parent how beautiful their baby is.

Babies are all beautiful, but parents just don't seem to get tired of hearing it. Watch a mom or dad beam as you coo over their child. A Reminder: never actually touch a child without the parent's permission.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Offer to babysit for a friend.

Even if it is just for an hour or two, give a mom and/or dad the opportunity to go out for a short break from the kids.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Read to a sick person.

When someone is ill it is sometimes hard to read a book, or even a newspaper or a magazine. Sure, they could get books on tape, but books on tape don't smile between chapters and offer to fluff a pillow. This is a kindness that will be repaid in a currency more valuable than dollars - smiles.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Buy School Supplies for a Child.

Some chidren are not able to afford school supplies. You can drop off supplies at any public school and they will be able to give them to a needy child.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Compliment a parent on a well behaved child.

If you are impressed with the behavior of a young child, by all means compliment the parents on their child's behavior. Parents always likes to hear that their child stands out.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

At restaurants ask to be seated in you favorite server's section.

If you find a waiter or waiterss you like, always ask to be seated in his or her section. Tell all your friends so they'll start asking for that server as well. You've just made that person look indispensable to the owner. The server will be grateful and take good care of you.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Give your good used books to your library.

Libraries can usually use new or like-new books for their shelves. If they can't put your book on the shelf, they may be able to sell it at a fund raising book sale.

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