One Good Deed a Day Keeps the Drudgery Away
If you’re not a morning person, you might think that you don’t have time to do any good deeds in the morning. This isn’t true, though! To get your day off to a great start, set yourself up to do at least one good deed per day, and then make sure to stick to it all week long. You can do this by enlisting the help of your family or friends to remind you, or by using apps like Goodr or Do Something on your phone to make sure you keep up with your daily chores.
Just one person can make a difference in the world. If everyone did one good deed per day, can you imagine how much better off we would be? We could start by picking up trash, or smiling at someone who looks like they need it. Only one thoughtful gesture can transform somebody's entire life. Let's spread some positivity and make the world a better place, one good deed at a time.
It’s easy to think that one person doesn’t matter; that no matter what we do it won’t make a difference. It all starts with us! Even if someone just smiles at us when they walk past on their way to work every morning, then makes us smile back (that means our day has already been made), we are adding positivity into that moment – something which I believe will have an effect on more than just ourselves. And if every single person did even one small act of kindness each day then think about how many positive acts there would be.
I don't know about you, but I often find myself feeling bogged down by the day-to-day grind. It's easy to get caught up in the mundane and forget to do something nice for others. That's why I try to do one good deed per day. It doesn't have to be anything big or fancy - just something to make someone else's day a little brighter. If I see an elderly person struggling with their groceries, I'll carry them home. If I notice that somebody has been littering, I'll pick it up before they walk away. Sometimes all it takes is giving somebody a smile or lending a hand; just doing something to show people that they're cared for can go such a long way! When was the last time you took a moment to show your loved ones how much they mean to you? When was the last time you sent flowers to a friend who had just had a baby? When was the last time you made somebody laugh? Giving of yourself can be as simple as letting someone go ahead of you in line at Starbucks. We've got to take care of each other if we want our world to thrive. Let's remember to do at least one good deed today and start spreading kindness around us so that we might receive some back too!
It's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and forget about giving back. But when you make a point to do one good deed each day, it can brighten your mood and perspective. And, over time, those good deeds add up! Here are some ideas you should follow
1) Offer to help an elderly person carry their groceries or pick up trash off the ground;
2) Be mindful of others: You'll be surprised at how many people will talk to you if you simply smile at them on your way into work;
3) Take care of yourself: Go for a walk or take some downtime with a book.
4) Give someone compliments: You're really smart! or I love your shoes.
5) Smile more: Studies show that this simple gesture has been shown to increase happiness levels by as much as 25%.
It's not difficult to get hindered in that frame of mind today and disregard the master plan. But if we all commit to doing one good deed per day, it can make a world of difference. From holding the door open for someone to picking up litter, there are endless opportunities to show kindness. So let's make a pledge to spread a little love each and every day. The best part is that you don't have to do anything crazy - just make sure that this week you're kind to your co-workers, pick up after yourself on your way out of the grocery store parking lot, or bring flowers home for your mom.
Now, I know what you might be thinking. It may sound trite, but it really is that simple! One good deed per day can not only make someone else's day a little better, but can also make yours that much brighter. The best part is there are plenty of opportunities to help out. So when someone looks down and notices their shoelace untied, offer to tie it for them; let someone go ahead of you in line at Starbucks or hold open a door for someone who's running late. When you see litter on your way to work, pick it up. We all have great capacity for kindness - we just need to take advantage of it every chance we get.