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> random acts of kindness

Do you remember the 30 day challenge?  Have you tried it at least once since finishing The Woman's Guide to Money and/or The Prosperity Factor?

Do you also remember the principle, what you think about expands?

What greater way to focus your mind than to focus on others.  Gratitude and abundance are reinforced when we share with others for no other reason than to make their day or moment.  When thoughts of pettiness or negativity overcome your mind, try focusing on expanding kindness for others and I'm sure you'll see more of it showing up in your own life.

I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!  Send me an email with your ideas for Random Acts of Kindness.  Be sure to include your name and city and I'll post them here in the near future.

Here's a sample of simple acts of kindness that you can begin today.  Try at least one each week and keep your acts private and anonymous when possible.

BUY SOMEONE COFFEE.  The next time you're in line at the drive thru, find out how much the person's bill behind you is, and if it's feasible and you feel giving, pay their bill.  If it's morning, it's more than likely that they haven't ordered more than a coffee.  For less than $2, you've driven away by the time the person reaches the drive-up window and you've made their day.  I was having a terrible, self absorbed day one morning (you know the type, right?) and a sweet fellow did just this for me.  It still brings a smile to my face this day and I'll never know who he was.

LEAVE YOUR QUARTER.  The next time you're shopping at a grocery store that requires you to insert a quarter in exchange for their buggy, leave the quarter inside.  It's not much, but the surprised shopper who finds the free buggy will be thrilled.

GIVE MONEY FREELY.  The next time someone on the street asks you for money, give what you have in change freely and without reservation.  Remember the affirmation from the financial independence account!

SEND CARDS IN THE MAIL.  When was the last time you received anything other than a bill in the mail?  Receiving a card is sure to bring a smile to the face of the recipient.  It's simple and easy to do.

SEND AN E-CARD.  Better than the above, an e-card is free, easy and effortless.  For no reason at all, send an e-card to someone once a week.

SAY HELLO TO A STRANGER.  For me, this is more difficult than it sounds.  My mom has a unique and effortless ability to say hello to any stranger, any time.  If you're already good at this, keep practicing.  If you're like me, it's a small risk to simply extend a smile and a hello.

GIVE GIFTS.  Drop by a senior's home at Christmas and take in all of the teddy bears that your child or friend's children wouldn't miss.  Take your extra canning or even re-gift presents from last year that are collecting dust in your closet.  Many of these individuals have no family left and might rarely see a visitor.

Remember to send me your Random Acts of Kindness today!