If you haven't realized it yet, paying it forward is one of my favorite themes. Here is a list I gleaned from observing my friends and family. Some may be repeats, but they are still good. Though I live rurally, I have tried to include ideas I got from my city friends too, in case you need them.
- Always, most importantly, smile at strangers. Most will think you are on something, but that one heart broken and bewildered soul might be encouraged by that smile on the produce aisle.
- Rub your spouse or other family member's shoulders/feet/neck.
- Pay for the person's coffee who is in line behind you.
- Share your garden produce or your home made bread. Some people can't garden or bake. A fresh loaf of bread could make their entire week.
- Slide a gift card under someone's door or in their mail slot.
- Forgive another driver's driving error. How many times have you just missed the guy in your blind spot? It happens.
- Give someone a flower.
- Pray for the person who bugs you the most. Pray for them to be blessed.
- Buy pizza for someone's kids.
- Thank your boss or employer for allowing you to work for them.
- Thank your employee for working for you.
- Give away your old car rather than trade it in. It will be worth far more to someone who is walking than you will get toward your new car.
- Provide dinner to your local Ronald McDonald house. (Get approval from house manager first.)
- Bring in a rogue cart from the parking lot at the grocery store.
- Volunteer for your favorite charity.
- Help clean your church.
- Take circus peanuts to a nursing home resident. Stay and eat a few with them.
- Don't take the closest parking space..
- Serve a small child at a pot luck.
- Text or FB message someone just to thank them for being them.
God bless you!