Hey neighbors, it’s Random Acts of Kindness Week and we sure hope you are game to play along. Doing something for another human being not only makes the world go ’round but also builds your karma. Doing random acts of kindness for others is a win-win as you feel great and help another person out.
Without further ado here is our list for ideas we encourage you to participate in and share with your family. The more the merrier!
Send a text to someone you haven’t talked to in a while.
Call your Mom or Dad or friend just to say I love you.
Go walk a dog at SAVE.
Put an extra dollar in the tip jar.
Compliment the next 3 people you talk to.
Help someone cross the road.
Hold the door for someone.
Give someone the right of way in traffic.
Take your old books to the library to share with others.
Buy a scratch off lottery card and leave it on a stranger’s windshield.
Buy someone a cup of coffee.
Donate some old clothes.
Donate $5 to to your favorite charity.
Reserve a day for an act of service (and bring a friend!)
Carry someone’s groceries to their car.
Return 3 shopping carts to collection sites.
Head to your favorite local park and pick up some trash. (Better yet, take your kids along!)
Pick up the next bit of litter you see and drop it in a bin.
Tell your boss how much you like working with them.
Hand write a letter or note to someone you care for.
Visit a local nursing home & have a conversation with our elderly neighbors.
Put your smart phone away – for a whole evening – and give your family your undivided attention.
Who needs a hug? Find out and make it happen.
Encourage someone who’s working towards a goal.
Give someone a back rub.
Compliment a parent on their kid.
Plant a tree.
Offer to babysit for a friend.
Surprise your coworkers with bagels & coffee.
Make an awesome playlist and share it with friends.
Be green at home: take a shorter shower, turn off the lights behind you, recycle.
Leave some change in the vending machine.
Let someone else take that awesome parking spot.
Support a local farm or retail store.
So go, you! Share a photo of yourself in the act – Instagram or Tweet it to us @princetonscoop with the hashtag #PrincetonLove and someone will win a cool PrincetonScoop tshirt. Love is all you need.