Relationships & Life: Supercharge Your Week With These Little Acts Of Kindness

One small, thoughtful gesture can make someone else&#39s day and can go a long way in making you feel good with yourself too. It’s the ripple effect; one act of kindness to the most random person can end up coming back to you in the most unexpected way, so why not try one of these tips for the week?

•    Say “Good morning” to a person standing next to you in the elevator.
•    Pay the toll for the driver behind you.
•    Take a minute to direct someone who is lost, even though you&#39re rushing.
•    Say “I love you” to someone you love.
•    Help a mother carry her baby stroller up the subway stairs, or hold a door open for her.
•    Each time you get a new item of clothing, give away something old.
•    Bring your assistant coffee.

•    Out of the blue, send flowers to a friend.
•    Say “please” and “thank you”—and really mean it.
•    When you&#39re on a crowded train or bus, offer your seat to an elderly, disabled or pregnant person
•    Don&#39t interrupt when someone is explaining herself.
•    Let a fellow driver merge into your lane.
•    Put your shopping cart back in its place.

•    Bring a box of doughnuts to share at the office.
•    Forgive someone a debt–and never bring it up again.
•    Listen with all your senses.
•    Write a note to the boss of someone who helps you, and explain how great a job that person is doing.
•    Simply say “I&#39m sorry” when you&#39re wrong.

•    Throw away your trash—and someone else&#39s
•    Encourage someone who seems despondent.
•    Help a friend pack for a move.
•    Ask someone “How are you really doing?”—and then really listen to her response.
•    Offer change when the person in front of you at the register comes up short.
•    Leave a generous tip for a pleasant waiter.

Whatever you do this week, make sure you share a smile.

 

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