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Random Acts of Kindness Generator

Today’s random act of kindness (HIGHLIGHT the BLANK SPACE below to reveal your secret mission!):

Donate your old clothes to the Salvation Army or Goodwill or your local thrift store

“A man’s death may be as heavy as Mount Tai or as light as a feather.” – Sima Qian

My favorite Chinese historian was a man named Sima Qian. One day, he angered the emperor, and so he was sentenced to be castrated. According to Chinese belief at that time, the most awful thing that you could do was dishonor your parents by not having children, so a sentence to be castrated was a death sentence: everyone would automatically protect their honor by committing suicide. So it was expected that Sima Qian would commit suicide rather than undergo the shame, dishonor, and pain of castration. However, Sima Qian was working on his major historical account of all of China, and he was not finished. So he made perhaps the most difficult decision a man can be faced with, and he decided to live. “A man’s death can be as heavy as Mount Tai or as light as a feather,” he said, and he chose not to have a light death. He did not want to waste his death on something, to him, as silly as falling out of favor with an emperor. He wanted to use his life and his death to the utmost. So he accepted castration rather than suicide, and now the major history that he wrote of ancient China has been used by modern historians for centuries. It is a huge help to our historical understanding of China, and lives on as a valuable record for all peoples everywhere. Sima Qian inspires me not to commit suicide, because there is still much work to be done, and because I want a heavy death—not a meaningless death. I want to die for a cause, with purpose. Wear this brave Chinese historian by clicking HERE.

 

 

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MORE IDEAS:

‘Leave money on a vending machine for someone’,
‘Bake cookies for the elderly’,
‘Serve at a homeless shelter’,
‘Do a 5k for a good cause’,
‘Help at an animal shelter’,
‘Pick up litter’,
‘Let someone go in front of you in line’,
‘Give a stranger a compliment’,];
Leave someone a nice LinkedIn recommendation
Make a funny meme for your coworkers
Publicly praise someone you work or live with
9. Make dinner for a family in need
10. Insert coins into someone’s parking meter
11. Buy flowers to hand out on the street
12. Leave letters of encouragement on people’s cars
13. Buy a movie ticket for the person behind you
14. Pay for someone’s meal at a restaurant
15. Write letters to soldiers
16. Donate Christmas gifts to an orphanage
17. Participate in a fundraiser
18. Use your allowance to donate to a charity
19. Hold open the doors for people
20. Thank a teacher with a gift
21. Donate your old clothes to the Salvation Army
22. Help a senior with their groceries
23. Shovel a neighbor’s driveway when it snows
24. Walk a neighbor’s dog
25. Babysit for free
26. Plant a tree
28. Take someone new in your neighborhood on a tour of the city
29. Show the new kids around your school
30. Buy an ice cream cone for a child
31. Learn to say hello in a different language to different people
32. Prepare a meal for your family
33. Pay for a stranger’s library fees
34. Send Valentine’s Day cards to everyone in your class
35. Spend a day at a homeless shelter
36. Give drinks out to people on a hot day
37. Send a letter to a good friend instead of a text
38. Bring in donuts for your co-workers
39. Help a child or older person cross the street
40. Water a neighbor’s lawn/flowers
41. Snap a photo of a couple
42. Give someone a gift card that you don’t intend to use
43. Wash someone’s car
44. Read to kids at the library for storytime
45. Plan a surprise birthday party for someone
46. Perform a concert at a retirement home
47. Help do chores at a farm/harvest ranch
48. Save your pop tabs for a children’s hospital
49. Leave your waiter a generous tip
50. Start mentoring a younger child
51. Spend time with your grandparents
52. Make a family member breakfast in bed
53. Hold the elevator for someone
54. Pay for someone’s dry cleaning
55. Pack someone a lunch for the day
56. Write a kind or encouraging message on a napkin
57. Do a sibling’s chores without them asking
58. Offer to take a shopper’s cart to the line outside
59. Help someone who has a flat tire
60. Let someone else pick what to watch on TV
61. Send care packages to soldiers overseas
62. Rake the leaves for your neighbors
63. Mow the lawn for your neighbors
64. Take the day not to complain
65. Write a list of things that you adore about a friend]
66. Pay for someone’s morning coffee
67. Participate in Pack-A-Backpack for a child
68. Instead of posting negativity online, spread some encouragement
69. Share your favorite Bible verses or quote and post them to the company billboard
70. Give up your seat on the bus to another person
71. Pay for someone’s bus/cab fare
72. Offer someone your pen
73. Lend a friend a favorite book/movie
75. Take your younger siblings out to play in the rain
76. Make hot chocolate for your family on a cold day
77. Take the time to appreciate the sunrise and sunset
78. Write someone an encouraging poem
79. Send Coloring Books to sick kids in the hospital
80. Celebrate your own best friend appreciation day
81. Help tutor a struggling student
82. Pay for another student’s lunch
83. Offer to give a friend a ride home
84. Take the time to listen to someone
85. Recycle things that you see on the road
86. Help sick animals find homes
87. Make someone a homemade blanket or scarf
89. Leave some change on a wishing fountain
90. Help out the janitors at school
91. Donate your hair after a haircut
92. Give your umbrella to a stranger
93. Volunteer to work some overtime at your job
94. Ride your bike or walk to work
95. Offer compliments to strangers and friends and family
96. Buy your waiter/waitress dessert
97. Wash a neighbor’s dog for free
98. Buy groceries for the person behind you
99. Reconnect with old friends
100. Hide money in random places for strangers to find