DO ONE GOOD ACT A DAY
When was the last time you did a good deed? Without expecting anything in return? Just like that…
Don’t remember. You’ve fallen into the trap of today’s society and have come to the point where you do good to someone only when you want something back or have other stimulus to do so.
But if you do, you certainly remember the incredible feelings you get after that. Because that is what good means in its original meaning. That is how our soul and mind work when not affected by outer temptations and tendencies like consumerism and egoism. That is how we were meant to communicate with one another – by doing good, being kind, helping whenever we can and never expecting anything in return.
By being kind to someone for no reason, by giving, by helping and doing good, you can feel true happiness, satisfaction, harmony and can experience something wonderful. Because the minute you see the person’s smile, or feel the benefit of what you’ve done, or see how someone finds hope because of what you did, you will know it was worth it. And will want to do it again.
Imagine what the world would be like if everyone just did a few random acts of kindness to people he doesn’t know. Then we would live in a much happier and peaceful place.
Some quick daily points, how Children can contribute and make the society better place to live:
- Plantation of Trees.
- Switch off the electricity switches, when not in use.
- Close Taps properly to avoid wastage of water.
- Help someone to cross the road.
- Always speaks the truth.
- Clean the house when your parents are out.
- Keep your classroom clean.
- Open car doors for people.
- Help someone with their bags off the bus.
- Donate to a food bank
- Smile at everyone!
- Put the toilet seat down.
- Tidy shelves in a supermarket.
- Hold door open for people.
- Send little cards/e-mails to your parents at work just to tell them you love em.
- Standing up for someone older on the bus.
- Wake up early some morning and make breakfast.
- If you see trash PICK it up! even if it is not yours.
- ALWAY KEEP SMILING!!........
Some quick daily points how all of us can contribute and make the society better place to live:
- Smile and be friendly. Sometimes a simple little thing like this can put a smile and warm feeling in someone else’s heart, and make their day a little better. They might then do the same for others.
- Call a charity to volunteer. You don’t have to go to a soup kitchen today. Just look up the number, make the call, and make an appointment to volunteer sometime in the next month. It can be whatever charity you like. Volunteering is one of the most amazing things you can do.
- Donate something you don’t use. Or a whole box of somethings. Drop them off at a charity — others can put your clutter to good use.
- Make a donation. There are lots of ways to donate to charities online, or in your local community. Instead of buying yourself a new gadget or outfit, spend that money in a more positive way.
- Stop to help. The next time you see someone pulled over with a flat tire, or somehow in need of help, stop and ask how you can help. Sometimes all they need is a push, or the use of your cell phone.
- Buy food for a homeless person. Cash is often a bad idea if it’s going to be used for drugs, but buying a sandwich and chips or something like that is a good gesture. Be respectful and friendly.
- Lend your ear. Often someone who is sad, depressed, angry, or frustrated just needs someone who will listen. Venting and talking through an issue is a huge help.
- Help someone on the edge. If someone is suicidal, urge them to get help. If they don’t, call a suicide hotline or doctor yourself to get advice.
- Help someone get active. A person in your life who wants to get healthy might need a helping hand — offer to go walking or running together, to join a gym together. Once they get started, it can have profound effects.
- Do a chore. Something small or big, like cleaning up or washing a car or doing the dishes or cutting a lawn.
- Give a massage. Only when appropriate of course. But a massage can go a long way to making someone feel better.
- Send a nice email. Just a quick note telling someone how much you appreciate them, or how proud you are of them, or just saying thank you for something they did.
- Donate food. Clean out your cupboard of canned goods, or buy a couple bags of groceries, and donate them to a homeless shelter.
- Just be there. When someone you know is in need, sometimes it’s just good to be there. Sit with them. Talk. Help out if you can.
- Be patient. Sometimes people can have difficulty understanding things, or learning to do something right. Learn to be patient with them.
- Love. Simply finding ways to express your love to others, whether it be your partner, child, other family member, friend, co-worker, or a complete stranger … just express your love. A hug, a kind word, spending time, showing little kindnesses, being friendly … it all matters more than you know.