Giving Back, Positivity & Kindness in the New Year: Here Are 5 Ideas to Get You Started! by Renee Herren
Are you trying to figure out what bad habit you would like to break or what character flaw you’d like to improve in the new year? Instead of focusing on what I perceive to be negative about myself, I’m choosing to only focus my energy on how I can bring more positivity to others. I believe that one way to make positive changes in your life is to complete acts of kindness. So, for 2018, my purpose is to actively seek out opportunities to help. I’m committing to carrying out acts of kindness that are random but also intentional. I challenge you to do the same!
You might think you have little to offer, but whether it is leaving quarters at the laundromat, giving an hour of your time packing food boxes at your local food bank or spontaneously paying for a cup of coffee for a stranger, it is the act of giving itself that is important. Here are a few ideas how you can easily help brighten someone’s day:
- Leave a generous tip next time you buy a cup of coffee.
- Write a positive sticky note for someone.
- Add change to an expired parking meter.
- Practice self-kindness and spend 30 minutes doing something you love.
- Paint and hide a kindness rock.
What will you do to brighten someone's day?