Thursday, October 28, 2010

15 Random Acts of Kindness ~ You have a week to do at least ONE!

I came upon a list of 70 Random acts of kindness and as I sat there and read them all I thought "Geez, this is way too much to do and remember".  So I decided to pick just 15 and make it a goal for myself and each of YOU to do at least one of them in the next 7 days until I post again and check on you...and post 15 more.

I know I'm constantly stressed and not always so cheery as you might think I am. (Sut up)  I think my parents must have done something right though ~ I am always polite to people at the checkout and smile at their usually sour face (they must not of had the same parents)  and I especially like to smile at old people and open the doors for them to see them smile back.

Don't get me wrong, if I smile and get nothing but a stink eye back or get shoved past without an "excuse me" I tend to mutter an obscenity under my breath and glare at the culprit.  There are SO many things we can do that take so little of our effort or energy and I for one need to be reminded so here we go...


1. Open the door for another person.
2. Drive safely and be courteous.
3. When visiting a hospital spend a few moments with someone who doesn’t have any visitors.
4. Make a new friend.
5. Invite a child or teenager over for a cooking class.
6. Collect can goods for a food bank.
7. Hug a friend.
8. Clean up litter on a street in your neighborhood.
9. Drop off a plant or some home-made baked goods to your local police or fire department.
10. Say something nice to everyone you meet today.
11. Provide a neighborhood child with homework help.
12. Leave a kind note for a family member or friend.
13. Tell kids why you love them.
14. Clean graffiti off your neighborhood buildings or walls.
15. Organize a sing –a- long at a senior center.
There they are ~ Now I know I'm not going to be cleaning graffiti or organize a sing-a-long, but there are other things that I CAN do!  
If you'd like to share an idea or something you've done please do so and continue on with posting your good deeds on here till next Thursday!!
You are all brilliant, beautiful and wonderful people ~ HUGS!!  (One down for me)
Peggy ~ Goodgosh ~GG



Linnet said...

Thanks for the reminder! We could all use a little shove to "do something kind" a little more often. Like you, I like to smile at old people & hold the doors open for them too. Guess I'm trying to make up for all the years that I may have been too self-absorbed to pay attention to our elderly, but as my parents began to age that perspective changed. Now that they're gone, it's the least that I can do to try to make a senior's day a little brighter ~ and it actually makes ME feel good too!


auntsuesoldnewlovely said...

I smile at others also, I don't want them to see me with a sour face. Mostly I need to remember that more at home. :)

goodgosh said...

Yay! See, you two are already on the right track.
Auntsue ~ I need to remember that too ~ my son doesn't deserve my crankiness. At least not all the time. :)

Teddy Started It said...

Oh puhleeeeze! You've gotta come up with a more challenging list than this for a kindness guerrilla like me. I can check of this list in my sleep...cuz I'm SUPER nice in my dreams;p

jj said...

Good job Peggy....(#10, check)

I do some of these (almost)daily but it is always good to be reminded.
Thanks :)

goodgosh said...

You two are making it real hard to be nice. I'll just say ~


Runs With Scissors said...

I'd like to add to the list to let someone out in front of you in traffic OR if someone lets you out to at least give them a small wave. It does wonders!

Great post, GG! Just wish so many people wouldn't need to be reminded of this these days!

Doodle said...

I'm with Teddy ~ bring on a new list. I'm always nice. hahahaha

But seriously, thanks for the reminder GG ~ I will do my darndest while not sleeping to perform one of these random acts.

Have a wonderful day everyone!! (#12)