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 OTHERS – what 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, …