Are you and your friends looking for something new to do together? Do you want to do something a little more distinct and make a difference in people’s lives at the same time? Do you want to spread a little kindness around your community? Could you use some motivation tips?
Here are a few kindness motivation tips from the E-book, "101 Ways to Change the World". Most of these motivation tips involve some exercise, so you and your friends will get an extra "fitness" bonus along with the fun and fellowship!
1. Take your lunch break to clean up trash instead of eating your usual lunch. Enlist the help of other employees or friends to do the same. You can really make a difference in how your workplace or town will look.
2. Make a regular date with your family or friends to go out at least one hour a week to clean trash around:
On your road
Somewhere else you know needs cleaning up. Soon the whole area will shine!
3. Get the kids involved
Enlist the help of neighborhood kids to clean up your neighborhood, or some other place.
Offer to chauffeur them somewhere they want to go (miniature golf, bowling, a movie, etc.) as their reward. You should have lots of ‘volunteers’ to take advantage of this!
4. Refurbish and repair toys that will then be given to needy children.
Develop a team of people (whether family, friends or fellow employees) to help with the repairs. The toys will be useful again and the children will appreciate them more than you will ever know!
Take to a local homeless shelter or safe house
This is an easy way to show kindness and make a difference to children who need to know someone cares.
5. Plant a neighborhood garden - with everyone taking part in caring for it.
When the garden is at its peak, you can make a difference in people's health by making daily trips to local Shelters or needy neighbor’s homes deliver your fresh produce.
If people are involved who’ve never gardened before, make sure to show them the difference between vegetable plants and weeds. Talk about what you are planting and the different aspects of gardening. They’ll be learning a skill they can use for a lifetime and you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you made a difference!
When the garden season is over, have a Block Party to celebrate how your garden made a difference in many people’s lives.
6. You and a group of friends buy daffodil and tulip bulbs in the Fall when they are the least expensive. Plant them at your school, church, neighbor’s house, or anywhere their beauty can spread good feelings of kindness.
You may never know what one little kindness from you can produce in the world. The ripple effect of one kindness leading to another can flow around the world. Spread the word. Let’s start a kindness revolution and make a difference using these motivation tips!