Recession, inflation, market fluctuations and other economic woes often cause us to tighten our belts and reduce our generosity toward others. You do not have to write a big check to create positive change. Free opportunities appear each day; the next time one offers itself up in front of you, at that moment you have a choice to give or ignore.
The list is never ending, but here is a starting point:
Raise money for a cause you believe in
When you see trash, pick it up
Spearhead a petition you believe in
Pass on good news
Give up your seat
Smile at a stranger
Send a thank you to someone who helped you
Throw a party for someone celebrating a milestone
Mentor a colleague who is new in your field
Rescue an animal from a shelter
Lead by example
Plant a tree
Clean up a beach
Reduce, reuse and recycle
Live a greener life
Donate items to charity
Host a neighborhood garage sale
Take the oldest person you know to lunch, or carry it in
Call an old friend or client you have not heard from in years
Welcome a newcomer
Join an organization or club
Tutor a child
Share your talents with others
Be the cool head in a stressful situation
Hold the door
Listen without judging
Find a solution to a problem
Say thank you often
Offer support to a friend in need
Beautify your community
Give more than you take
Be of service
Elect to be an organ donor
Host a "how to" event
Compliment others on their successes
Remember, everyone is going through something. Your acts of kindness may lighten their load.
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