50 Things you Can Do to Make the World a Better Place

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It seems like lately the world has become more and more chaotic. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, you aren’t the only one. You might be wondering how it is that people have become so negative, short tempered and downright mean. And, you might be feeling as if there is nothing you can do to make things better. That’s a frustrating feeling, but the good news is there is a lot you can do. In fact, there are at least 50 things you can do right now to make the world a better place.

You don’t even have to all of them, just choose a few and practice them each day. It couldn’t be more simple than that. By choosing to make positive changes you’ll in turn cause positive changes in other people. Call it Pay it Forward or The Butterfly Effect – but your actions, your positive actions will result in other people doing positive actions. Perhaps not everyone you meet, but enough that if we all do just a few of these things, we will see a change in the right direction.

Your actions and thoughts make a difference. If you choose to be positive, you can pass that along. It works the same way if you are negative. Have you ever noticed how much better you feel after spending time with someone who is caring, engaging and optimistic? Have you also noticed how you feel after spending time with someone who angry, pessimistic and mean? Not so good, eh. So choose to be upbeat person and pass it along.

50 Things you Can Do to Make the World a Better Place

  1. Smile to one another.
  2. Hold the door for someone.
  3. Compliment freely.
  4. Say Thank You
  5. Say Please
  6. Practice a moment of gratitude each day.
  7. Ask people how they are doing, and listen when they respond.
  8. Show an interest in co-workers.
  9. Write a letter.
  10. Tell a joke.
  11. Forgive someone.
  12. Forgive yourself.
  13. Take a child to a movie.
  14. Tell someone they did a great job.
  15. Offer to help someone in need.
  16. Call your parents.
  17. Call your children.
  18. Bathe regularly.
  19. Put your best self forward.
  20. Dress for success.
  21. Tip generously.
  22. Wave traffic in front of you.
  23. Let little annoyances pass.
  24. Assume everyone is trying their best.
  25. Eat more fiber.
  26. Eat more ice cream.
  27. Exercise.
  28. Read a book.
  29. Sing
  30. Drink more water.
  31. Introduce yourself to strangers.
  32. Join a club.
  33. Learn to play the piano.
  34. Learn a new language.
  35. Keep an open mind.
  36. Try a new restaurant.
  37. Strike up a conversation in the check out line at the grocery store.
  38. Be responsible.
  39. Get rid of the clutter in your home.
  40. Shake hands firmly.
  41. Hug your friends.
  42. Don’t expect everyone to agree with you.
  43. Don’t believe you have to agree with everyone else.
  44. You can still like people with whom you don’t agree.
  45. Day dream.
  46. Get up an hour earlier.
  47. Plant a tree.
  48. Volunteer.
  49. Tell someone you love them.
  50. Love yourself.
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