Our days are full of errands and things that need to get done. You could have a morning routine that includes a trip to Starbucks, or your favorite coffee spot. Maybe on your lunch hour you got to your favorite diner or sandwich place. No matter where your day takes you, there is always an opportunity to become the inspiration for others. Inspiration to do something good for a stranger, for no reason, and expecting nothing in return.
The Good In Deed community is all about becoming the inspiration for others, and lending a helping hand.
While you’re out and about, getting things done, you may find yourself surrounded by strangers. You never know what these strangers could be going through in their personal lives. Maybe they’re at Starbucks, using change to buy their cup of coffee, or maybe they’re spending their last few dollars on any amount of groceries. The strangers could be doing just fine, not in need but in a position to share with others. No matter who the person is, you can become the inspiration for them. You could inspire them to keep faith in humanity, or to pass on good deeds to others. Creating that chain reaction of good deeds that usually will end with helping someone who needs it most. All you need to do is pay the bill for the person in front of you.
Going to a Starbucks this morning? Buy a cup of coffee for the person in front of you, or even behind you. Does your day lead to the grocery store? Pay for the groceries of the person in front of you, or again, behind you. Even if you don’t have the funds to pay the entire bill, any bit helps.
One of the best ways is to use cash at the grocery store and tell the cashier to put the change towards the next person’s groceries. Do you pass through a toll road every morning? Pay for the person behind you to get through as well. Just about anywhere, you can start the chain reaction of good deeds.
It’s a very simple idea, but could become something bigger as it goes on. Maybe you pay the toll for the car behind you, they use that extra cash to pay for someone’s coffee, who goes on to pay for someone’s groceries, who then donates the extra funds to charity. Throughout the day, these people have not only been given a little help, whether they need it or not, but they have been inspired to do good. All you had to do was give a little extra cash to a stranger. The end result, faith in humanity has been restored.
The Good In Deed community has always been one to inspire others to do good. Not just during a certain time of year, but all year long. If you’d like more ideas for good deeds, check out last months good deed of the month. Or go back even further and try and complete them all. If you have completed them all, we’d love to hear from you.