It’s so easy to get caught up with everyday life that we forget to pay attention to what’s around us, to the people around us. Here are some simple ways to make a difference to the lives of the people around you. Make a difference and make them smile; it’s easy.
Take $20 out of your account, go to the grocery store and buy
non-perishables to donate to an organisation which assists families in need.
Look people in the eye and smile. Whether you’re putting petrol in the car or buying
a cup of coffee, look people in the eye and smile and they might just smile back.
Pay compliments to people. You don’t have to know them either; if you walk past someone who is wearing a gorgeous winter coat, or if you notice someone doing a great job at work, tell them.
Send someone a handwritten thank you card. Thank you for what?
Surely someone in your life has gone out of their way to do something for you recently.
Show your appreciation and surprise them with a handwritten card.
Offer to take your neighbour’s dog for a walk.
It’s a great way to get to know your neighbour and to get their pet out and about.
Help your grandparents or an elderly person in your family or community
to do their grocery shopping.
Help create libraries and schools in remote parts of India.
Buy a goat for a family in need.
Offer your skills to someone who needs it. Are you a social media guru?
Help your friend set up their local business page.
Pick up your friend or family member’s kids one afternoon and give them the afternoon off.
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Call your mum or dad or a family member you haven’t spoken to in a while.
They’ll love you for it.
Invite a friend out for lunch on you, just because!
Then give the waiter a tip and give your compliments to the chef.
Give away some professional clothing to Dress For Success and
help disadvantaged women find employment.
Give a friend a call just to see how they are.