Our mission is to impact 1 billion lives for good in our first 30 years.
We’re accomplishing that through quality, clean products, helping others make and manage their money, and through our community-led Lift Where You Live charitable initiatives.
The key is focusing on one life and one good deed at a time.
Find small ways to serve others
Sometimes it feels like the only contributions that really matter are the big things: organizing elaborate projects, donating thousands of dollars, volunteering for hundreds of hours. But, even though the large initiatives are valuable and appreciated, the simple things also make a significant impact.
Each of us has the power to change life everyday through simple acts of kindness. We’re talking about small deeds that may not seem like a lot to us, but to another person, they can mean the world.
Service has health benefits too!
Kindness is contagious. When you complete an act of kindness, the mood of everyone involved is improved (including you!) People are encouraged to “pay it forward.” So one good deed in a crowded area can create a ripple effect that improves the day of dozens of people!
Just think how different this world would be if everyone took a few minutes out of their day to do a kind deed for someone else.
To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of 50 small ways you can make a big difference in the life of others. Pick a few to try this week and see if you can change a life for good.
Share your good deeds with us so we can track the lives changed by tagging us at @Tranont on social with the hashtag #LiftWhereYouLive
50 small acts of kindness
1. Do a household chore for a family member
2. Cuddle with a loved one
3. Be a good listener
4. Share your favorite book with someone
5. Leave a little extra when you tip your server
6. Pay a sincere compliment to a stranger
7. Donate blood
8. Check in on a senior with a visit or phone call
9. Let someone go ahead of you in line
10. Write positive, supportive comments on social media posts
11. Smile at someone who looks sad
12. Handwrite a nice note and mail it
13. Support a small business instead of buying from a big box store
14. Ship a care package
15. Stop and pick up litter when you see it
16. Hold the doors open for people
17. Thank a teacher with a gift
18. Leave drinks and snacks for your postal workers & delivery drivers
19. Hold the elevator for someone
20. Slow down so someone can merge in front of you in traffic
21. Offer to return a stranger’s grocery cart to the front of the store
22. Compliment a service worker by contacting their boss or company
23. Write a great online review for a favorite restaurant or business
24. Bring in a favorite treat and leave it in the break room at work
25. Introduce yourself to your neighbors if you haven’t met
26. Drop off glue sticks, pencils, & classroom items to an elementary school in the middle of the school year as supplies dwindle
27. Call your mom or dad just to say I love you
28. Address your cashiers, waiters, or other service people by their first names
29. Double your dinner recipe and give a meal to someone in need
30. Donate $10 to a charity you believe in
31. Tell an author you loved reading their book via Twitter or Instagram
32. Call a local school and pay off a student’s lunch debt
33. Find an extra coat or umbrella in your closet and keep it in your car to give to a stranger in need
34. Buy a lemonade from a kid’s lemonade stand
35. Write a thank you note to someone who has helped your career
36. Post something uplifting on social media
37. Call or write a letter to a local legislator about an issue that concerns you
38. Donate unused books to a library or school
39. Bring flowers to a nursing home
40. Hug a friend who seems down
41. Buy extra canned goods at the grocery and drop them off a a local food bank
42. Pay for someone else’s coffee on the way to work
43. Help a neighbor with some yard work
44. Bring some water bottles to the park to give to bikers, joggers, or people walking by
45. Sign up to be an organ donor
46. Play a game with a child or a senior
47. Leave some extra quarters at the laundromat or vending machine
48. Drop off old towels and blankets at an animal shelter
49. Tell someone they are doing a great job
50. Send a funny meme or gif to someone to cheer them up
The world could do with a little more kindness, and even small acts can change a life for good. Let’s make an effort to create positive change in the world by simply working to make someone’s day a little better.