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.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

E-mail a friend you haven't talked to recently.

Let that person know that you miss their company. Even if you don't have time to talk, you have time to write a few words to let them know you are still thinking of them.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Thank a Miltary member for their service.

When you see a person in uniform, a simple "Thank you for your service." lets them know people appreciate the sacrifices they make.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Pick up a piece of litter along the road.

No one may see you do it and no one may ever know it was there, but not one more person will have to look at that piece of trash alongside the road again. That is a good thing.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Read a book to a child.

There is no more precious gift you can give to a child than the love of reading. Reading is the doorway to all other learning. Teach a child to love reading and you have given them the world.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Give your Mom a present on your birthday.

After all, Mom did all the work that day. She deserves a present just as much as you do.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Wish someone a Happy Independence Day.

Wish someone a Happy Independence Day and revel in the freedoms we are born to in this great nation.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Hold open a door for someone

Sure it takes an extra few seconds, but if someone is frail or holding a lot of packages they will seriously appreciate your kindness. Even able-bodied folks are surprised and pleased when you hold a door for them.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Call your Mom

It doesnt have to be a long conversation. Just let her know that you are thinking about her. It wouldn't hurt to throw in an "I love you, Mom." at the end of the conversation. It is amazing how much mom's love hearing from us.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Send a note to a sick friend.

It doesn’t have to be fancy, or even on a store-bought card. You don’t have to write a novel – just let the person know you are thinking about them. It is amazing how much difference one little note can mean to a person going through a tough time.

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