beneficentia = active kindness in 10 acts

Written by 200pockets

beneficentia = active kindness

“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, & the roots spring up & make new trees.” – Amelia Earhart (aviator)

  1. Ask otherswhat you can do to help
  2. Become an active listener  it is surprising how much you can learn
  3. Be mindful of the needs of others … buy a meal for a veteran, … become a patron of the arts and commission a song from a musician, … cede the parking space, … check in on an elderly neighbor, … put a bowl of fresh water outside for local dogs, … buy groceries for someone in need, . . . 
  4. Be mindful of the unseen – … feed the birds, … leave fresh water out for dogs, … photograph local businesses & donate images to Google Maps, …
  5. Be mindful of world traditions/customs & words of yesteryear.  They matter.
  6. Donate – … canned goods to a food pantry, … crowdfunding, … pens to the post office, …. school supplies, …
  7. Engage – … bake or cook for someone, … cede the parking space, … help, … give a gift, … offer assistance, … photograph when asked, … say hello, … smile, … teach, … trade places in a check out line,
  8. Help someone find employment – … help re-write their cover letter & resume, … search for jobs with them, … be there, …
  9. Speak kindly of others – … compliment someone, … leave positive feedback online, … tell a manager how good your service was, … tell someone how much you love or appreciate them
  10. Write …. a card to a service member, … a letter of thanks or acknowledgement or thanks, … positive affirmations, … send random valentines, …