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The Scoop50 acts of kindness to Lift Where You Live

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.