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10 More Simple Acts of Kindness

A simple act of kindness can make someone’s day brighter. Try these acts of goodwill today



  1. Send a gooey dessert over to another table at a restaurant.
  2. Try guerrilla gardening – plant hardy seeds in a neglected public space.
  3. Go on, forgive someone. Repeat as necessary.
  4. Give a lift to someone who can’t drive.
  5. Volunteer to read to kids during school hours with The Shine Centre (www.theshinecentre.org.za).
  6. To melt her blues away, send a sad friend a funny YouTube link.
  7. Resolve to refrain from negative self-talk. (You deserve your kindness too!)
  8. Thank your mom on your birthday – she deserves some credit for giving you life.
  9. You can’t send every disadvantaged child to school, but R100 a month will make a difference to one. Help2Read (www.help2read.org) buys boxes of books, puzzles and games, and sends volunteers to primary schools as part of their English-literacy programme.
  10. Bring your partner coffee in bed.
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