On One Small Act of Kindness A day!

@Drosophila (16705)
Ireland
November 10, 2015 7:45am CST
I’m going to try to brighten up my days a bit! Starting today! I’m going to do one small act of kindness a day. It could be anything, ranging from lose change for the charity bucket to lending out my research notes. One small act of kindness a day. If you’re to do a small act of kindness today, what would that be?
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@boiboing (12805)
• Northampton, England
10 Nov 15
Good luck - just remember that you should do good for the sake of others and not for a self-imposed target.
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@Drosophila (16705)
• Ireland
10 Nov 15
Bahh.. I'm a selfish git, I feel happier with myself when I've been kind to others. Something positive I can look forward to each 'n' every day. In my books, good of others equates to happiness for myself.
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@boiboing (12805)
• Northampton, England
10 Nov 15
@Drosophila Go for it! But if you see little old ladies running away from you when you try to shepherd them across the road, take the hint.
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@Drosophila (16705)
• Ireland
10 Nov 15
@boiboing HAHAH I don't want to mess with little ole ladies.. they'd think I was trying to mug them! I'm more on par with helping a single mum with her pram down some stairs.. that kinda thing!
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
10 Nov 15
It goes a long way just one small act of kind. I don't know what mine will be today, still plenty of time in the day.
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@Drosophila (16705)
• Ireland
10 Nov 15
Yep! Mine was keeping a secret for a friend today! Though she'll probably never know. xD
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
10 Nov 15
@Drosophila Cool, mine will be picking my son for where he will be this later this evening.
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@Drosophila (16705)
• Ireland
10 Nov 15
@kevin1877uk Very easy to get the 1 a day really. :D
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@sofssu (14451)
11 Nov 15
I do it every morning. I go out into the street and switch of all the street lights. Most people leave them on the whole day. I keep our street clean.. pick up the garbage and put them where they need to be, when people throw them out carelessly. I hate doing this .. but I do it.
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@Drosophila (16705)
• Ireland
11 Nov 15
That's great! We need more people like you in our communities!
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@sofssu (14451)
12 Nov 15
@Drosophila I wonder why other won't do what they have to do .. in the first place .. Leave the garbage where it has to be left .. or clean up their surroundings.
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@Drosophila (16705)
• Ireland
12 Nov 15
@sofssu It's an awareness thing I believe. Some folks just lack the awareness on the consequence of their actions.
@marlina (74803)
• Canada
10 Nov 15
It would be to send a check to my hospital foundation.
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@Drosophila (16705)
• Ireland
10 Nov 15
Aww that's a BIG kindness versus my small one. :)
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@vandana7 (66047)
• India
25 Nov 15
I do that annually. I don't like to go regularly to charitable institutions. It makes me happy to see that I am doing something good for them, and sad that I am not doing enough.
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@Drosophila (16705)
• Ireland
25 Nov 15
@vandana7 I typically just drop my changes in a charity bowl, works out.
@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
10 Nov 15
I already did it. Despite the fact that no one deserves it, I fed them lunch here. If I had a million dollars, like the song says... well, then we'd do other things. Oh, and I gave all my myLot money to The Girl who is between jobs at the moment and needs... I dunno... something.
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@Drosophila (16705)
• Ireland
10 Nov 15
Aww that's very kind of you! Good use of money from myLot :D
@vandana7 (66047)
• India
25 Nov 15
I do not agree to this. There are boundaries to kindness. You see, it encourages more people to be lazy and effectively, increases the workload directly or indirectly of those who are not. Help only the needy. That is how Christ would expect, and so would Krishna, because otherwise, it is indirectly hurting the person who is already struggling in the world.
@BelleStarr (38999)
• United States
12 Nov 15
I am sure I did something kind today I try very hard to be kind all the time but I am too tired to think.
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@Drosophila (16705)
• Ireland
12 Nov 15
An acquaintance said this the other day, "if you haven't done something kind for others today, then you could've done something kind for yourself". Awesome angle.. more often than not I forget I should count as a person too. xD
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@lokisdad (4267)
• United States
25 Dec 15
I try to make that an everyday thing in my life as well. normally its doing something for someone.
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@Drosophila (16705)
• Ireland
25 Dec 15
Definitely, or just being nice, and saying something nice to someone helps too. Especially if they're feeling down.
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@lokisdad (4267)
• United States
26 Dec 15
@Drosophila something as small a s a smile can even help change someones day
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@Drosophila (16705)
• Ireland
26 Dec 15
@lokisdad Absolutely! kindness is so rare these days. :)
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@dodo19 (33037)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
10 Nov 15
That's a really great idea. I think we should all try and keep a positive attitude, and do something nice for ourselves and/or others.
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@Drosophila (16705)
• Ireland
10 Nov 15
Indeedy! The acts of kindness can be so small but the effective can be massive. I always remember the people who's kind to me, so it's time for me to be kind to someone when possible.
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@dodo19 (33037)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
10 Nov 15
@Drosophila no matter how small or big the act of kindness, it can have a huge impact in our lives.
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@Drosophila (16705)
• Ireland
10 Nov 15
@dodo19 That's true! I always feel happier for it.
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@vandana7 (66047)
• India
25 Nov 15
Try to transform the world into a better place by getting the evil ones taste a bit of their own medicine.
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@Drosophila (16705)
• Ireland
25 Nov 15
Sounds like too much hassle.. there's an old Japanese saying, "if you sit by the river long enough, you'll see the bodies of your enemy drift by."
@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
16 Nov 15
It is nice to be nice. And the upside is that it makes both recipient and donor feel good
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@Drosophila (16705)
• Ireland
16 Nov 15
I do hope it counteracts my "not-so niceness"..
@kevinakash (1947)
• Sri Lanka
10 Nov 15
seing this i also dtermined to do something for others' wellbeing
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@Drosophila (16705)
• Ireland
10 Nov 15
There's so much we can do. It's all about starting small. :)
@gudheart (12746)
10 Nov 15
That is a great frame of mind to have :D Helping others, even a little goes a long way :D
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@Drosophila (16705)
• Ireland
10 Nov 15
It's something that cheers me up. Something positive I can look forward to each 'n' every day.