Ways to Be The Light!

“Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly,
and most underrated agent of human change.”
– Bob Kerry

  1. Ask someone you are not friends with how they are doing.
  2. Pay for someone behind you in a drive thru.
  3. Leave money on the vending machine for someone.
  4. Let someone go in front of you in line.
  5. Hold the elevator for someone.
  6. Offer to take a shopper’s cart back inside for them.
  7. Pack a snack or lunch for a coworker.
  8. Water an elderly neighbor’s flowers.
  9. Send a letter to a friend that means a lot to you.
  10. Give a compliment to a stranger.
  11. Do a chore without having to be asked.
  12. Give your allowance to charity.
  13. Mow your neighbor’s lawn.
  14. Hold open a door for a stranger.
  15. Hold your umbrella for someone else.
  16. Invite a lonely neighbor for dinner.
  17. Help carry in a neighbor’s groceries.
  18. Make a surprise visit to see a relative or sibling.
  19. Offer to watch your younger siblings for your parents.
  20. Help your parents with the gardening.
  21. Mend a quarrel.
  22. Shop for a new toy and donate to a charitable organization.
  23. If homebound, pray for God’s children.
  24. Encourage a young person to believe in him/herself.
  25. Stay in Church a little while longer than usual.
  26. Gladden the heart of a child.
  27. Share some treasure.
  28. Seek out a forgotten friend.
  29. Leave a note on a random car “Hope you have a Blessed Day”
  30. Donate food to Helping Hands/SVDP
  31. Donate socks, coat, hat, or mittens to a local shelter.
  32. Make cookies and take to someone special.
  33. Anonymously give flowers to someone.
  34. Surprise someone in your family or a friend with helping with chores or cleaning.
  35. Hide a dollar in the toy section of your local Dollar Store. Or… drop a dollar where a child will find it.
  36. Send a thank you note or card to someone in the military LetsSay-Thanks.com
  37. Let someone ahead of you in line.
  38. Drop an anonymous “have a great day” card in a neighbor’s mailbox.
  39. Buy a co-worker lunch, coffee or a snack (or bring a friend a snack at lunch)
  40. Send an encouraging card to sick child through MakeaChildSmile.org
  41. Pick a cause that’s near and dear to your heart and donate your time to them.
  42. When you come across a two for one deal donate your free product to a local shelter or youth group.
  43. Pay for the person behind you in lines’ coffee.
  44. Volunteer at a food pantry or other organization.
  45. Compliment a random stranger.
  46. Pick up one bag of trash in a local park.
  47. Write letters for a local nursing home.
  48. Hold the elevator for someone.
  49. Cook dinner for your family.
  50. Call a friend you haven’t spoken to in a long time.
  51. Water your neighbor’s flowers.
  52. Put coins in an expired parking meter for somebody.
  53. Leave your server an encouraging note with their tip.
  54. Leave a positive message on a public bathroom mirror.
  55. Send a thank you card to your local fire station.
  56. Leave a treat in the break room at work.
  57. Leave someone an encouraging/positive note (i.e. on the sidewalk with chalk, sign in the window, something in your neighbor’s mailbox).
  58. Pay it forward.
  59. Volunteer to deliver meals to someone in need.
  60. Go to the store for someone who is not able to (parents, grandparents, etc.)
  61. Call someone you have not talked to in a while.
  62. Initiate a meeting or hang out over Zoom or FaceTime.
  63. Clean out your closet and donate unwanted items to those in need.
  64. Send doctors and nurses notes of encouragement.
  65. Pray with someone over Zoom or FaceTime.

Go and BE THE LIGHT to others!

Back in 2018, The FEST theme was Be the Light.” As we enter into this Holy Week, may you know the light of Jesus. The light is stronger than the dark. Go and BE THE LIGHT to others. A call. A kind word. A thoughtful deed. Lift everyone from the darkness and burdens that so many are experiencing in these challenging days. Our prayers are with all of you.

Be the Light!