Posts Tagged ‘how to be thoughtful’

Be Thoughtful (part 4)

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

And yet another wonderful response to the Be Thoughtful list… here is part 4 (from the Madhattress)…

  1. Read a book to a friend (little or your age)
  2. buy flowers for someone
  3. note good behaviors
  4. leave notes of encouragement in random places
  5. be there to listen
  6. vocalize friends strengths
  7. hug a friend even if you don’t like hugs
  8. go to the movies in the middle of a random day with a friend
  9. paint someone a picture
  10. register to vote with someone
  11. sing out loud
  12. play games
  13. get active in something you care about
  14. eat healthier with a friend/family member
  15. be there to listen to venting
  16. let emotions happen (your own or others)
  17. dance around together
  18. clean up our planet with a friend
  19. smile at a stranger (not all strangers thought)
  20. plant a garden
  21. take an unplanned driving trip
  22. write someone a card (for no special reason)
  23. give change to those who ask
  24. be active in the progression of your friends lives
  25. laugh. laugh. laugh.

Wonderful! Thanks again!

You can read part 1 here, part 2 here and part 3 here.

Be Thoughtful

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

I am officially trying to spread thoughtfulness, if it only it were as catchy as bad moods or the flu… let’s see what we can do to make that happen, shall we? Here is a list of 100 random things we can do to be thoughtful:

  1. Give someone flowers, anyone, strangers or someone you care about… near or far… pick them up at the grocery store, the florist, your garden or FTD them to a long-distance friend
  2. Write an unexpected letter for no other reason than to say hello and ask someone how they are doing
  3. Ask questions and listen, really listen, to the answers
  4. Participate in StoryCorps even if it unofficially done at your own home with a $7 microphone on your computer or tape player. (Ask a friend or family member to join you!)
  5. Offer to do the dishes when everyone is tired
  6. Pick up trash in your neighbor’s yard or in your apartment courtyard
  7. Help someone with their groceries
  8. Clean up after yourself
  9. Fold the laundry
  10. Ask if anyone else would like anything while you are up or out
  11. Order or bring enough lunch for two and share
  12. Make a lunch and bring it to leave in the fridge at work with “THIS LUNCH WAS MADE FOR ANYONE WHO IS HUNGRY — ENJOY” (add a nice quote or note inside!)
  13. When making a sandwich for someone, cut it into fun shapes, even if they are 92 years old, they will love it
  14. Offer to run errands for a sick or elderly family member or just someone who is super busy
  15. Paint a picture for a friend
  16. (more…)