Kill Them with Kindness Series: Suggestion Box

How do you make your life better? As a good friend of mine said the other day, “I like how you turned that frown upside down!”

One way to make life better is to figure out new ways to kill them with kindness. Doing something nice for someone else ultimately gives you the boost—either through their appreciation, a returned favor from them, or maybe a blessing from other people or events in your life. Somewhere along the line you get paid back for your good deeds.

Here are a few special acts people can do to help one another. Some are simple and even silly, while others may be new to thought. Feel free to share your good deeds along the way by making comments under this blog post or sharing with one of the links below.

The more ideas people get, the better chance we have for more kindness in our world.

List of Suggestions

#1 If you begin your day with the phrase: “Nothing is worth more than this day,” by Goethe, you can discover a day—every day—that is unique and special. This is one of the best gifts you can give to someone else. Why?—because your positive attitude shows up in your interactions, facial expressions, and gratitude toward everything you do and see. You change, therefore your relationships change. You become the best part of you.

#2 If someone close to you needs to start making better choices in life, consider offering up your assistance. Whether they are in a financial, weight, medical, relationship, or other struggle, you may be able to help.

Of course, you don’t want to stick your nose where it doesn’t belong, but a good friend will always offer up themselves in a loving and kind way. Obviously, the circumstance makes a difference. If someone has a fight with a family member or splurges on a one-time item, you probably want to mind your own business, but if someone is in harm’s way, and they aren’t helping themselves, try to get involved. You could save them from their demise.

#3  Look for ways to recycle in your life. If you can’t give up your paper plates, use plate holders so you only use one plate versus two or three. Appoint a trash can as “Recyclables Only,” tossing all those cans, plastics, and junk mail into the designated area. Perhaps you could share all of those clothes and reusable items that your child or you have outgrown; handing them off to a friend, school, or donation center.

Whatever you decide to do to make a dent in the world’s waste, it will be counted. Your contribution will make a bigger difference than you think.

#4  Stop whatever it is that you are doing and make a plan to go pick up someone in need. Take them some place they need or want to go. When someone can’t get out of the house to run errands or get a break from the normal every day because they have no transportation—or worse yet, because of disabling health reasons—you offering your services will mean the world to them!Whether you take them to the store, the doctors, or out to a nice lunch, the day out of the house will mean so much to them. Being stuck, with no way out, is disabling–even more disabling than the reason they can’t get out in the first place.

#5  Take someone’s kid. No, not literally. Call up a friend or family member and ask when it would be a good time for you to take their child to lunch, to the park, or to a special event. Give that family member or friend a break for just a few hours or even the whole day.  Being involved in their life, and caring about their child’s well-being (not to mention their sanity) will be most appreciated. The big plus is that you get to have a new experience through a child’s eyes.

To read more on dating, relationships, family and friends, check out my book, Loving with Purpose.

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