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- Write a thank-you note to a teacher.
- Put a happy quote on your mailbox for your mail carrier to see; rotate it regularly.
- Write a song and send it in a voicemail to someone—even if it’s a simple parody based on your favorite tunes.
- Create a playlist on YouTube of your favorite music, how-tos, or funny videos and share it with others.
- Safely put a happy message on your car to help others smile as you drive by.
- Wash the outside windows on your neighbors’ homes (ask them first).
- Take pictures of flowers and text them in a digital bouquet to someone.
- Create small posters with happy messages for a retirement center.
- Assemble backpacks with 72-hour emergency supplies for a shelter.
- Weed someone’s flower bed.
- Read a story to a child over a video chat.
- Build a birdhouse or feeder.
- Create uplifting signs on cardstock, attach them to skewer sticks, and place them in neighbors’ yards.
- Create a game or toy for a neighbor. Or, download some of our games for them without leaving home.
- Help a family member with a talent they are working on.
- Put away the dishes.
- Plant a tree or create an herb or vegetable garden that could help someone else.
- Put your phone away when you’re talking with someone face-to-face.
- Find clothes or toys in your closet that you can donate.
- Take a walk and smile/wave at people who drive by.
- Text a joke to someone.
- Crochet hats for the homeless to use next winter.
- Wash the car.
- Pick up litter (use gloves).
- Learn basic phrases in another language so you can assist others in the future.
- Organize a group aerobics class to enjoy over video chat.
- Pay for the person behind you in a drive-thru.
- Put someone’s garbage can away after the truck comes.
- Ask someone how he or she is doing, and listen.
- Send someone an e-gift card to a small business.
- Put together a list of emergency numbers in your community and post it on your community’s Facebook page.
- Write a note to someone you admire and tell him or her why.
- Write cheerful notes on the sidewalk.
- Let someone else have the last treat.
- Say only nice things the entire day.
- Leave an online review for a small business you have enjoyed working with.
- Create a piece of art for a grandparent.
- Find a cause online to donate to.
- Apologize to someone you have hurt.
- Write notes to soldiers.
- Like and comment on someone’s social media post who could use a pick-me-up. Or send a direct message.
- Write down some favorite family stories in a family history.
- Create and post a picture quote on social media.
- Hold the door open for someone.
- Create paper-bag puppets and record a video skit with them; share it with children in your family or neighborhood.
- Say thank you to anyone who prepares your food.
- Go caroling on the sidewalk or play a musical instrument—with holiday music or your favorite everyday music.
- Ask a teacher if you can do anything to help with lesson prep.
- Plan an at-home “spa day” for family members.
- Tell your family members what you love about them.
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