If someone wants to pick up the tab for lunch or do some other nice thing for you, just say Thank You. They wouln't offer if they didn't want to do it and your "1 Little Thing" is to graciously accept the offering.
If your neighbor has to go away for a few days, offer to feed and water his or her pet. It doesn't take long and it isn't dificult, but it will make your neighbor's trip much more relaxed knowing you are taking care of Rover or Fluffy.
Next time you have to go to the grocery store, ask a neighbor if there is anything you can pick up for them. What a treat to NOT have to run out for a quart of milk or a loaf of bread! Who knows, they may return the favor the next time they go to the store.
Once in a while, without fanfare, do a chore that is normally performed by someone else in your household. Imagine their delight to have that little bit of extra time to do something else or sit and have a cup of coffee.
One month ago today Japan was hit with a monster Earthquake followed by an incredibly destructive Tunami. During the intervening month they have had to deal with unstable nuclear plants and earthquake aftershocks. The death toll has become unthinkably high and rises daily still.
These brave people need our prayers and our monetary help.
If someone you know is trying something new give them the gift of encouraging words. Let them know that you believe in them and that you are proud of their efforts. This simple effort on your part could be the difference between success and failure.
"A woman just came up to me as she was leaving the restaurant and gave me a big hug and told me she bought my lunch for me because I did a nice thing for her once and then she left. I'm all choked up!"