It’s always hard to know what to do to make a difference in this world.  Sometimes as a mom, who is indoors most of the time, it’s overwhelming.  Of course I am making a difference in my children’s lives, hopefully for the better, but my children will know goodwill by my actions toward others.  I have learned that often it’s seeking out little moments that can make a difference.

Here are a few ideas and if you have some please don’t forget to share them, k?  I know many of them aren’t that original but it may get you thinking of something that works for you to incorporate into your day to bring a smile to another person’s face.

  1. Are there any families in your church, neighborhood, or circle of friends that are struggling financially?  Can you take some groceries or send a card to encourage them during this time?
  2. Compliment someone that you see today.  This is great for children to see that compliments are for more than just the family.  And I bet it will also make the person’s day.
  3. Be kind on the road.  Say a prayer for all those involved in an accident (if you pass one).  Or how about letting someone in when they are waiting to come out of a parking lot.
  4. Bring some treats when you go into a doctor’s office, bank, or any place you frequently visit.
  5. Help a neighbor with their yard.
  6. Take care of someones children for the afternoon.
  7. Hold the door open for others.
  8. Pay for someones items today (store, food, coffee, etc)
  9. Make sure to greet people that you meet throughout the day.  Some people may not respond but at least you tried and you never know if they might return the gesture to someone else during the day.
  10. Interact with cashiers. 
  11. Send a new friend an e-card.  Building your own friendships helps children with the skills to create their own.
  12. Stop the tongue.  When tempted to say something adopt the philosophy -for that moment “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.”

Do you have any?

Have a “Random Acts of Kindness” day!  🙂