At the end of every year we reflect on the memories made over the last twelve months. One way to improve on your end of year experience is to give back to others. Below are suggestions on how to pay it forward.
Pay for the car behind you in the drive thru
Volunteer at a local charity in your off time
Make the Christmas list you submit to family full of items you plan to give to others
Pay for someone’s meal without them knowing
Offer to do a service for someone for free, i.e. walk the neighbor’s dog, drive a friend to the airport, mow your parent’s yard, or shovel snow for a complete stranger
Offer free hugs to everyone who will participate
Try to compliment all new people you meet from now until the end of the year
Cook a hot meal and distribute to the homeless
Buy a dozen cups of coffee and give them away randomly on the street
Collect gently used items and donate them to charity
Offer to take a friend’s shift without asking for a return favor
Leave double the tip you would normally leave for a server
Donate a talent, i.e. take free holiday photos at the local shelter
No matter how you give back, the important thing is that you find a way to enrich the lives of those around you. Now go out and make a difference!