25 Small Ways to Pay It Forward – Kindness Matters!

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We are sharing 25 small ways to pay it forward, help others, demonstrate kindness and teach our children. Can you add to our list?I wanted to reshare this post to encourage all of us to do we can to lift each other up. You can share your kind acts at kindness1billion.org and be inspired by others.

Together we can restore our faith in each other, and model a higher calling for our children.

Have you ever been on the receiving end of a kind gesture from a stranger? It brings a smile to your face and a warm feeling, doesn’t it?

I have put together a list of 25 small acts of kindness to inspire us and to share with others because  #KindnessMatters!  I would love to include your ideas in a future update.

1. Write a note or an email to someone’s supervisor when you have something positive to say. Take a minute and fill out a survey praising a store employee who is doing a good job. You can also post it on the company Facebook page or send a tweet. This could be more valuable than a tip to that employee!

2. Along with your tip, write a thank you note to your server on the restaurant check.

3. Keep a pad of sticky notes in your car and leave an encouraging note for someone who crosses your path today. I recently saw a young mom trying to juggle groceries and small children. As she entered the store, I left an anonymous note on her windshield that said ” you are doing a great job! I remember these challenging days. Keep the faith and don’t blink!”

4. Write out a sympathy card not only with condolences but with a few personal memories of how the deceased person impacted your life. We lost my Dad several years ago and my Mom still reads the cards and letters she got after he passed away. Even if some time has gone by, it is never too late to share a memory of a loved one with someone who is grieving.

5.  Be a coupon fairy! Leave a coupon for someone else to find or give a fellow shopper your leftover store coupons. I like to leave diaper coupons on the shelf in the grocery store. Do you know how expensive diapers are these days?

6.  Buy extra toiletries when you spot a great deal or a freebie along with items like granola bars and give them out when you see someone in need. Ask your dentist for free toothbrushes and toothpaste and save your hotel toiletry products.  I use gallon-size  baggies to store my care packs and keep them in my car.

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