Inexpensive Acts of Love/Kindness (part 2)

Whether one calls it ‘paying it forward’ or an anonymous act, to me these are all acts of love. Hold the feeling of love in your heart. Then use it when you can. These are just a few more suggestions.


Saying “good morning” with a smile to a stranger on your morning walk.



Paying for the movies for the family or individual behind you at the dollar show.



Giving a coupon or gift card to another in the store who could use it more than you.



Saying something positive or giving a smile to the cashier who obviously had a bad day.



As a waiter or waitress, address a woman as ‘miss’ instead of ‘ma’am’. You might even get a better tip.



Honoring a country that respects elders or those having physical challenges by putting them first in a long line at the airport, at banks and other businesses.



Allowing someone else to win because you can, sharing the prize with someone else or giving information to help another even when it means more competition for you.


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Showing up with a snowplow after a storm when a neighbor lost her husband or is sick.



When you are feeling down or having a bad day, do something for someone else. It can be a flower, a card with a smiley face, a positive statement to another or sharing something you have with another. No matter how bad your day is, someone else’s may be a lot worse. Doing something for someone else makes you feel better and it is good for your brain.

Wishing you love in all that you do, Mary




Inexpensive Acts of Love/Kindness

People question what they can do to make a difference; something that does not cost a lot. Here are some ideas that do not cost much other than a little time.



Being there for another during times of grief. This may include hugging another when a person needs it or holding another’s hand to comfort the individual when words are not enough. It may be listening to another who just needs someone to hold a space for them so they can sort things out.



Telling another “thank you” for making a difference in your life.



Embracing a stranger with a smile.



Helping another at the grocery store; such as one in a wheelchair, one struggling to get an item or asking your older neighbor if he or she needs anything from the store. Humming a tune as you walk can also lighten another’s day.



Offering to take someone to the doctor who cannot drive or is afraid to go alone.



Giving your seat to another when you see them struggle standing up.



Offering to feed one’s pet for a few days in an emergency.

These are only a few ways to express your love/kindness toward others. There are so many more. As we come together through the internet and via other means, perhaps we can also look around us in our daily lives and make a difference to a stranger, friend or neighbor. They may be part of your community in the future.

Wishing you love in all that you do, Mary