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“People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.”

on June 4, 2012

Maya Angelou

Happy Monday!  One of our most popular posts, written by guest author Ryan Biggs, focused on an important message- try to do something nice for somebody everyday.  I want to remind you of that important message today.  It doesn’t take much beyond a random act of kindness to make a lasting impression on somebody.  Why don’t you give it a try this week?

Hold the door for somebody.  Pay for someone’s groceries.  Make a donation to your college or favorite non-profit.  Pray for somebody each morning or before bed.  Give somebody a ride or offer to be the designated driver.  Do your roommates dishes.  Buy a box of girl scout cookies (and give it away).  Bring your colleague coffee, and leave the barista a nice tip (two birds with one stone!).  Bring in your elderly neighbor’s newspaper.  Send a friendly text to a friend you haven’t talked to in a while.  Help a kid do her homework.  Make a friend dinner.  Tell your Mom you miss her.  Nothing inspiring you yet?

I can’t tell you what opportunities you will have to make random acts of kindness this week, but I can tell you that there will be opportunities.  This week’s challenge is to act on them.

I hope everybody makes the most of this week!

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3 responses to ““People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.”

  1. Janis Edwards says:

    At out local Starbucks drive thru, it is pretty common to get a free coffee compliments of a customer up ahead. It is pretty hard not to continue the kindness by buying coffee for the person behind me.

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