We're hoping that a few of you will pitch in and perform acts of kindness wherever you are. Our goal is 43 acts of kindness throughout the day, Nov. 4, in memory of Steve.
Here are some of ideas we've talked about, though I know you all can come up with even better ideas, specific to your community or situation.
- Walk through your neighborhood early in the morning, pick up newspapers thrown on lawns and place on front steps instead
- Tape a few quarters to a vending machine to help buy someone else's snack or drink
- Buy coffee for the car behind you at Starbucks
- Rake and bag leaves for a neighbor
- Let someone (or a couple of someones) go in front of you in the grocery store line
- Find a busy location at lunch and hold the door open for a few minutes
- Bake a batch of cookies and take them to your church or school or office receptionist
- Leave a thank-you note for your mail carrier
- Leave encouraging, cheerful notes in unexpected places
- Clean up litter on your street or at a nearby park
- When eating out, double your usual tip
- Clean out your closet and donate gently used items to a clothes closet
There are many more ideas here and here and here.
After you've performed your act of kindness on Nov. 4, please send me a note (email@example.com) and include a photo if you'd like. I'd love to document the 43 acts of kindness on the blog. (I won't include your name unless you ask me to.)