5 Kind Gestures You Can Do Today

5 Kind Gestures You Can Do Today

A little kindness per day can keep the negativity away

We have all heard the saying that a little kindness can go a long way. Although we understand what small nice things can do to and/or for people, there are many times when we forget to do them. Sometimes you may forget to hold the door for the person walking behind you. Sometimes we forget to acknowledge when someone sneezes. Sometimes I forget to say thank you to a person because I believe they are “just doing their job”. Small acts of kindness can change a person's entire day and not to be dramatic, but a small act of kindness can change a person’s entire life. Here are 5 acts of kindness you should do today:

1.Tell someone you love that you appreciate them

Many of us have people in our lives who we know we would not be able to live without. These are the people that not only make us laugh and smile when we are happy, but they are also the people who cry with us when we are sad. We are so accustomed to having these people in our lives that we often forget to tell them how much they mean to us. We are guilty of thinking that they just inherently know that we love them. Why not tell them more often ? Let them know that without them, your life would be just a bit more dull.

2. Compliment a stranger

There is that time old saying that if you see something, you should say something. In terms of complimenting strangers, if you like someone’s jacket tell them. You truly never know what a person could be thinking about the way they look at a given time. Your small compliment can change the way they look at themselves for the rest of the day. Although compliments about someone’s physical attributes can be nice, it is also important to compliment people on their personality or actions.

3. Say thank you to the person serving you food

As a person who works in the food service industry, I must say that my opinion on this particular point is acutely biased. It does not matter whether the person works in a diner or McDonald’s they can use some respect and more receiving of the simple gesture of a “thank you”. Working in any field where you must interact with people directly is difficult. You are tasked with keeping yourself calm while keeping other people happy and satisfied. We have to deal with people of all origins and attitudes. Standing over and/or around food for more than an hour is enough to drive anyone insane. Please say thank you to your food service workers, even if they are just doing what they get paid to do.

4. Retweet someone’s promo tweet

This one is probably the simplest of them all. The only things you need are a Twitter account and one free finger. If you have a Twitter account, you have probably seen a tweet or two that has gone viral. In the comments of those viral tweets there is always someone trying to promote their art. Sometimes their art is visual while other times it is auditory. It may seem that these comments are annoying and spam like, but you must understand it from the artist's perspective. There are so many incredibly talented individuals whose work goes overlooked or unnoticed. Their comments under viral tweets are screams into the universe to say “look at me. I have a talent”. If you had an immense talent that no one seemed to appreciate, would you not partake in some self promotion ? Take the plunge and give a starving artist a like, a retweet, and even a follow.

5. Forgive someone

This one, out of all of the other tasks, is probably going to be the hardest. You should attempt to forgive someone today not for them, but for yourself. When you cannot forgive someone, you bare the burden of feeling and keeping in negative energy. You allow that hatred or spite to live within you. You even allow those feelings to control you. Although it is immensely hard, forgive. Forgive someone for wronging you. Forgive someone for controlling you. Forgive someone for lying to you. When you are done forgiving them for whatever they have done, forgive yourself.

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35 Major Life Facts According To Nick Miller

"All booze is good booze, unless it's weak booze."

Fact: If you watch "New Girl," you love Nick Miller.

You can't help it. He's an adorable, lovable mess of a man and you look forward to seeing him and his shenanigans each week. While living the infamous and incomparable life of Nick Miller, and obviously Julius Pepperwood— he has learned many valuable laws of the land. And, although Nick refuses to learn anything from anyone besides his mysterious, old Asian friend Tran, he does have a few lessons he'd like to teach us.

Here are 35 facts of life according to 'Nick Milla Nick Milla':

1. Drinking keeps you healthy.

"I'm not gonna get sick. No germ can live in a body that is 65% beer."

2. Dinosaurs never existed.

"I don't believe dinosaurs existed. I've seen the science. I don't believe it."

3. A paper bag is a bank.

"A bank is just a paper bag but with fancier walls."

4. Having sex is similar to delivering mail.

"I'm like a mailman, except instead of mail it's hot sex that I deliver."

5. Moonwalking is a foolproof way to get out of any awkward situation.

Jess (about Nick): "Now he won't even talk to me. I saw him this morning and he just panic moonwalked away from me. He does that sometimes."

6. Using a movie reference is also a great way.

Cece: "Come on, get up!"

Nick: "No, I don't dance. I'm from that town in "Footloose."

7. There's no reason to wash towels.

Nick: "I don’t wash the towel. The towel washes me. Who washes a towel?"

Schmidt: "You never wash your towel?"

Nick: "What am I gonna do? Wash the shower next? Wash a bar of soap?"

8. Exes are meant to be avoided at all costs (especially if/unless they're Caroline)

"I don't deal with exes, they're part of the past. You burn them swiftly and you give their ashes to Poseidon."

9. IKEA furniture is not as intimidating as it looks.

"I'm building you the dresser. I love this stuff. It's like high-stakes LEGOs."

10. You don't need forks if you have hands.

Jess: "That's gross. Get a fork, man."

Nick: "I got two perfectly good forks at the end of my arms!"

11. Sex has a very specific definition.

"It's not sex until you put the straw in the coconut."

12. Doors are frustrating.

"I will push if I want to push! Come on! I hate doors!"

13. All booze is good booze.

"Can I get an alcohol?"

14. ...unless it's weak booze.

"Schmidt, that is melon flavored liquor! That is 4-proof! That is safe to drink while you're pregnant!"

15. Writers are like pregnant women.

Jess: "You know what that sound is? It's the sound of an empty uterus."

Nick: "I can top that easily. I'm having a hard time with my zombie novel."

Jess: "Are you really comparing a zombie novel to my ability to create life?"

Nick: "I'm a writer, Jess. We create life."

16. All bets must be honored.

"There is something serious I have to tell you about the future. The name of my first-born child needs to be Reginald VelJohnson. I lost a bet to Schmidt."

17. Adele's voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus.

"Adele is amazing."

18. Beyoncé is extremely trustworthy.

"I'd trust Beyoncé with my life. We be all night."

19. Fish, on the other hand, are not.

“Absolutely not. You know I don’t trust fish! They breathe water. That's crazy!"

20. Bar mitzvahs are terrifying.

Schmidt: "It's a bar mitzvah!"

Nick: "I am NOT watching a kid get circumcised!"

21. ...so are blueberries.

Jess: "So far, Nick Miller's list of fears is sharks, tap water, real relationships..."

Nick: "And blueberries."

22. Take your time with difficult decisions. Don't be rash.

Jess: "You care about your burritos more than my children, Nick?"

Nick: "You're putting me in a tough spot!"

23. Getting into shape is not easy.

"I mean, I’m not doing squats or anything. I’m trying to eat less donuts."

24. We aren't meant to talk about our feelings.

"If we needed to talk about feelings, they would be called talkings."

25. We're all a little bit too hard on ourselves.

"The enemy is the inner me."

26. Freezing your underwear is a good way to cool off.

"Trust me, I'm wearing frozen underpants right now and I feel amazing. I'm gonna grab some old underpants and put a pair into the freezer for each of you."

27. Public nudity is normal.

"Everbody has been flashed countless times."

28. Alcohol is a cure-all.

"You treat an outside wound with rubbing alcohol. You treat an inside wound with drinking alcohol."

29. Horses are aliens.

"I believe horses are from outer-space."

30. Turtles should actually be called 'shell-beavers.'

Jess: "He calls turtles 'shell-beavers."

Nick: "Well, that's what they should be called."

31. Trench coats are hot.

"This coat has clean lines and pockets that don't quit, and it has room for your hips. And, when I wear it, I feel hot to trot!"

32. Sparkles are too.

"Now, my final bit of advice, and don't get sensitive on this, but you've got to change that top it's terrible and you've got to throw sparkles on. Sparkles are in. SPARKLES ARE IN."

33. Introspection can lead to a deeper knowing of oneself.

"I'm not convinced I know how to read. I've just memorized a lot of words."

34. It's important to live in the moment.

"I know this isn't gonna end well but the middle part is gonna be awesome."

35. Drinking makes you cooler.

Jess: "Drinking to be cool, Nick? That's not a real thing."

Nick: "That's the only thing in the world I know to be true."

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