The last week of August has been dubbed Be Kind to Humankind Week. I decided to make a list of 9 out-of-the-norm (and some normal) ways to reach out and be kind to your fellow humans.
Randomly offer to help someone with a task. Rake their yard. Hoist their kayak onto their car. If you see someone bogged down with grocery sacks, offer to lighten their load. Chances are they’ll wave you off with a “no, thanks,” but no doubt the unexpected offer of help will be remembered.
Say thank you.
Crazy isn’t it? Two simple words can have a way of making someone’s day. I recently heard a story about someone who manned a drive-thru window, she said the amount of people who acknowledged her presence was minimal. As long as they got what they wanted, they didn’t even say a word or look her in the eye. A drive-thru window may seem like such a brief exchange, but it can still have an impact.
Be open to conversation.
We all have busy schedules, things to do, and places to be. We stand in line at the bank, the grocery store, the Department of...
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