Last week we took a PAUSE for some rest. Now, it’s time to PLAY!
Make an effort to do at least 2 random acts of kindness during the week. Present the recipient with a “random act” card (available in the office). There are some suggestions below, but be creative, think of others! If you are at a place of business, you might want to ask permission to do your acts. We are also encouraging small groups to work together to do additional random acts of kindness. Our goal is 1,000 acts of kindness.
Please take pictures or videos of your ideas. Be careful not to “trumpet” your act of kindness by the way you video or present your pictures. You can share on social media (use the hashtag #1000acts) or send to Kelley via text 901.568.3690 or email kt(at)gbcajoka.org.
Here are a few ideas:
When visiting a patient at the hospital, take some time and stop into seines room who doesn’t have any visitors at the time.
Take flowers to a hospital and hand out a flower to the patients.
Leave a note in you mailbox letting the mail carrier know you appreciate them.
Clean up litter on a street in your neighborhood.
Drop home-made baked goods to your local police or fire department.
Organize a sing-a-long at a local senior enter or stop by to play the piano for the residents. Just holding someones hand and listening to what they want to talk about or praying with them means so much.
Let someone behind you in the grocery check-out line go in front of you.
Volunteer to read to students at a near-by school.
Wash a neighbors vehicle.
Give a manager a compliment about a sales clerk for their pleasant or helpful service.
Leave your change in the soda or snack vending machine for the next person. It’s a nice surprise.
Purchase a meal for a homeless person.
Add some quarters to a parking meter you notice is low.
Pay for the person behind you at a restaurant.
Give water bottles to construction workers.
If you see a neighbor hasn’t set his or her trash can out for the morning pick-up, wheel it out to the curb yourself.
Purchase a couple extra bags of dog or cat food and take it to the animal shelter.
Pump everyone’s gas for an hour or two.
if you notice a neighbor’s lawn is becoming over-grown, mow it.
Drop off books and magazines to hospitals and nursing homes.
Give care packs to the homeless.
Help someone with their yard work.
Hold the door open for someone.
Return a shopping cart.
Give someone a pair of movie tickets.
Help someone load or unload their groceries.
Buy a dessert for someone at another table.
Thank your kids’ bus driver.
Thank your kids’ teacher.
Pick up groceries for an elderly neighbor.
Clean the gym equipment at the local fitness center.
Pass up a good parking spot so the next person can have it.
Keep $5/$10 gift cards to fast food restraints to give to homeless.
Thank a military service member.