This is a perfect (repost) that I feel also reflects a little of my grandma Demi. Today would have been her birthday and she is STILL the one person in my life that made the most impact for me. She was there for me when nobody else wanted to be, she sensed so much about me as a child (we both shared that since we both couldn’t speak the other’s language very well – she hispanic, me english). The bond I had with her was unbreakable. And now that my beautiful daughter has created her own daughter, my first grandchild (see the photos on my Instagram), I can only hope, pray, remind myself to BE just like my own grandma Demetria for Ryleigh!
Through all the pain I had as a child, Grandma made me feel that no matter what I did, I could only feel kindness and I loved when she brightened MY day with just a soft TOUCH, a knowing glance, a tremendously heartfelt hug and the kiss that I can never forget!
LOVE YOU ALWAYS GRANDMA
25 Easy Random Acts of Kindness That Will Brighten Someone’s Day
Friendly reminder: Not every type of philanthropy is a major commitment. In fact, sometimes a little extra effort in the kindness department is really all it takes to make someone’s day. In the spirit of doing unto others, we rounded up 25 random acts of kindness that ask almost nothing of you but give back so much goodness in return.
1. Leave a book or magazine that you just finished on a bench or train for someone else to enjoy.
2. Plant flowers in a public space that’s been overlooked.
3. And pick up garbage off the street (or the beach) when you see it.
4. Take a break from your Ebay-ing and donate that bridesmaid dress to the Goodwill instead.
5. Invite someone whose family lives far away to have dinner with yours (especially around the holidays).
6. Send your mom/mother figure a big surprise bouquet of flowers. Just cuz.
7. Bring your neighbor’s trash cans in from the street after pickup if you see they’re still out.
8. Leave a glowing Yelp review for the last restaurant you loved.
9. Go out of your way to be warm and kind to someone you don’t really like. (They might not be so bad after all.)
10. Hold the elevator—even if you’re in a rush.
11. The next time you’re at the coffee shop, treat the person in line behind you.
12. Buy a sandwich for a homeless person.
13. Share your umbrella with a stranger if you’re caught in a rainstorm.
14. If you’ve got a full cart at the grocery store and the person behind you has only a few items, let her in front of you.
15. Call your parents (often) just to ask how their day is going. And don’t forget to tell them you love them.
16. Send handwritten thank-you notes (in lieu of texts) for the smallest of reasons (“Thanks for letting me vent about my boss yesterday, I really needed it!”).
17. Put change in someone else’s parking meter if you notice their time is about to expire.
18. Let people merge ahead of you, even if you were there first. (Better yet, do so with a wave and a smile).
19. See a stranger with an amazing dress? Compliment her!
20. Leave post-it love notes around the house (front door, bathroom mirror, etc.) for your family to come home to.
21. Text a friend out of the blue and tell them your favorite thing about them. (“You have the best laugh, Annabelle!”)
22. Send a colleague a quick email praising her for an accomplishment at work.
23. Amazing waiter or salesperson? Let the manager know it.
24. Offer to take a picture for tourists (or teenyboppers), if you see them struggling to selfie.
25. Finally start carrying around a refillable water bottle. (The planet needs kindness too).