Who Do You Inspire?
It’s a question we all too often forget to ask ourselves.Take a few seconds to answer it. One thing I promise you is that there are people out there who look to you to help them find their way. They admire something (if not everything) about how you live your life.This is a responsibility we all share.
Once we realise that we have qualities which are admired and people who look up to us, the real question becomes: What type of life am I going to live to take my responsibility seriously? What am I going to do to make the world around me a little better?
In the end it doesn't matter if what you do is considered big or small or if anyone outside of you even knows what you've done...what really matters is that you, as an individual, a human being have done something to create change and you never know your act, big or small may be the catalyst for someone else to pass it forward. It makes you wonder if one day when you yourself are a recipient of kindness and someone else's positive actions if you aren't in someway reaping the benefits of previous action/s! 

Doing something nice for someone can change the world.  Maybe not the whole world, but their world.Start small.  Start now.

1. Smile when you make eye contact with someone.
2.Hold the door open for the person behind you.
3. Send a hand-written thank you card to someone who assisted you with something.
3. Clean out all your old clothes and donate them to someone in need.
4. Give a compliment about a waiter, waitress, shop assistant, etc. to his or her manager.  Or write a nice note to or about your waiter or waitress on the back of your bill.
5. Compliment a stranger’s appearance.  Flatter them.
6.Leave encouraging post-it notes in a library books and other random places.
6. Connect like minds.  Introduce two friends or colleagues who you feel have something to gain from each other.
7. Send flowers to someone.
8. Be a courteous driver.  Let people merge in front of you.
9. Volunteer at a children’s hospital or nursing home.
10. Donate blood.
11. Live each moment with enthusiasm.
12. Spend time with children and greet the world with wide-eyed wonder.
13. Eliminate the words ‘hate,’ ‘can’t,’ and ‘won’t’ from your vocabulary.
14. Go  outside of yourself and help others.  Your participation is needed.
15. Notice and appreciate the positive side of things and share this appreciation with others.
16. Work in a food bank or a soup  kitchen.
17. Stand-up for someone who cannot  stand-up for themselves.
18. Do something with love and for a good purpose.
19. Share your talents with someone.
20. Forgive someone.
21. Think, speak and act in a loving manner.
22. Introduce yourself to a stranger....they could become your friend  
23. Make new colleagues, classmates, etc. feel welcome.Inspire others online.  
24. Send letters of appreciation to business owners/managers and other people who support you.
25. Treat everyone with the same level of respect you’d give to your grandparents or someone else you respect.
26. Give everyone the same level of patience you’d have with your baby sister or child.
27. Appreciate people the way they are.
28. Share your lunch or a snack with someone who doesn't have one.
29. Put some change in an expired parking metre.
30. Check up on someone who looks lonely.
31. Tell your boss, teacher or professor that he or she is doing a great job and that you appreciate what they've taught you.
32. On a hot day, buy someone something cold to drink.  On a cold day, get them something warm.
33. Create places and things for others to enjoy.  
34. If you overhear that it’s someone’s birthday, go out of your way to wish them a happy one.
35. Ask someone for their opinion or advice.
36. Tip waiters and waitresses well when they deserve it and if you can afford to.
37. Be a part of something you believe in.  Those around you will notice your enthusiasm.  
38. Leave a thank-you note for the office cleaners.
39. Offer your seat to someone when there aren't any left.
40. Let someone with only a few items cut you in line at the supermarket.Wave to a kid in the car next to you.Spread good news.
41. Repeat something nice you heard about someone else.
42. Remember people’s names and address them accordingly.
43. Replace what you’ve used.  For example, fill up the copier or printer with paper after you’re done using it.
44. Share your umbrella on a rainy day.
45. Listen intently to people’s stories without trying to fix everything.
46. Dance with someone who hasn’t been asked.
47. Call a stranger’s attention to a beautiful sunset or full moon.  
48. Give words of encouragement toward someone’s dream, no matter how big or small it is.
49. Ask someone who enjoys cooking for one of their recipes.
50. Let someone else eat the last slice of pizza or cake.
51. Give someone a copy of a book that once helped you, that you think could help them.
52. Help someone get your parking space in a crowded parking lot when you’re leaving.
53. Do a little something extra to make someone else’s life easier.
54. Use all the manners you learned in Primary School.
55. Give without expecting to get back.
56. Encourage others to do one unanticipated kind or helpful act at least once a week.
57. Babysit for couples or single parents who don’t get out much so they can have some time alone.
58. Boost the morale of someone close to you by telling them what you love about them.
59. Hug a friend.  Let them know how important they are.
60. Shop at your local charity shop. The money you spend there helps others.
61. Leave an encouraging or positive comment on a stranger’s blog.
62. If there’s been an accident or a potentially hazardous situation presents itself on the road, report it to the local authorities.  Your phone call could save a life.
63. If someone you love really likes something give it to them when they least expect it.
64. Observe everyone without judging.
65. Say “Please” and “Thank you.”
66. Let go of anger.  For instance, if somebody accidentally cuts you off in traffic, just let it go.
67. Believe in yourself with all of your heart, from this will come so many wonderful gifts and the universe will notice.
68. Don’t be so serious all the time.
69. Treat every small interaction with another person as an opportunity to make a positive impact in both your lives.
69. Greed, anger and ignorance.  Avoid all three.
70. Speak the truth.
71. Teach others how to make a difference by setting an example.
72. Help others learn to be independent.
73. Give people the space they need.
74. Lend your shoulder to cry on.
75. Acknowledge people for a job well done.Offer encouragement after a failure.
76. Tell a good joke.
77. Show others the magic in ordinary moments.
78. Adopt a soldier, inmate or someone who is down on their luck as a pen pal.
79. Express your gratitude to those who make your life easier.
80. Tell someone you love them.
81. Wave to your neighbours.
82. Send a letter, email, tweet, or text message out of the blue to someone who would appreciate it.
83. Open car doors for your passengers.
84.  Round up a few loose coins and put them in the next charity box you see.
85. Pay for the person in line behind you.
86. Do something unexpected that will inspire people and shake them out of a bad mood.
87. Plant beautiful flowers in places where others can appreciate them.
88. Search through your cupboards for a few cans of food you’ll probably never use and donate them.
89. Be a designated driver.
90. Park your car further from the shop and walk the short extra distance. This frees up spots closer for people who may need them more than you, and gives you additional exercise.
91. Donate things you no longer use to those in need.
92. Don’t smoke.  But if you must, don’t smoke near others.
93. Stop for a person waiting to cross the street.
94. Support independent artists and musicians by purchasing books and albums that aren't yet in the mainstream.
95. Forgive a debt if you’re able.
96. Recommend friends to local businesses who might appreciate their services.
97. See the world as you wish it to be.
98. Make something for someone.  
99. Instead of having people give you birthday and holiday gifts, ask them to donate gifts or money to a good cause.
100. Stop to help.  
101. Put a small personal touch on everything you do.  People notice and appreciate individuality.
102. Take the time to teach someone a skill you know.
103. Help someone get active.   
104. Become a mentor or tutor.
105. Adopt an animal.
106. .Stand up for someone.  Lend your voice. Often the powerless, the homeless, the neglected in our world need someone to speak up for them.
107. If you see a couple taking a self-pic, offer to take the picture for them.
108. Help the weary shopper in front of you who needs that extra two or three pence to avoid breaking a 20-dollar bill.
109. Stand up for your beliefs without flaunting them.
110. Make yourself available and approachable.

The list is long and certainly does not cover all the possible ways to make a difference...why not think of some of your own and in the end it doesn't matter what you do....just do something and watch the world,one action at a time,  around you change. Together we could truly change the world.

Do Something.....


"A Pose Ad Esse,  Acta Non Verba: From Possibility to Actuality, Actions Not Words"

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