April’s Positivity Challenge

April’s Positivity Challenge is to commit one kind act a day.

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Check out the Monthly Positivity Challenge tab on the Intentergy Home Page any time this month or the list of ideas below. Try to spread the wealth of positivity and charity today!

The first 36 ideas can be done anonymously. Giving anonymously is giving greatly. Give it a try.

  1. Fill the paper trays of the copies or printers at work
  2. Leave change in a vending machine, car wash, or laundry mat for the next person to find
  3. Post smiley face sticky-note somewhere to brighten the day of someone who comes across it
  4. Pick up trash around your office, a parking lot, park, or school
  5. Find pictures of neighborhood kids or co-workers in the local newspaper from the sports or community accomplishments sections. Cut out the clips and send them to them so they can see themselves in print.
  6. Buy a bunch of flowers at the supermarket and pass them out to strangers
  7. Leave a nice note with your tip for a server or service person
  8. Donate old toys, clothes, or blankets to local preschool
  9. Donate old clothes or homegoods to Goodwill, Salvation Army, or any other organization that sells good to fund their work
  10. Leave a waterbottle or soda for a co-worker or classmate to refresh their day
  11. Take part in community clean-up
  12. Leave change in collection jars at check outs to benefit local charities
  13. Pick up trays/plates in lunchroom or restaurant
  14. Rehang or shelve fallen items at store
  15. Leave a scratch off ticket or fortune cookie for someone (You just might bring them some needed luck)
  16. Leave a funny bookmark in a book at the library or in the magazine at the doctor office
  17. Donate items to food bank collections at grocery store
  18. Pick up fallen sticks from neighbor’s yards or the park
  19. Make chew toys out of old t-shirts and donate them to the local animal shelter
  20. Participate in a charity 5K or Color Run
  21. Donate blood or platelets at a Red Cross blood drive
  22. Donate clean, plastic grocery bags to daycares or churches for their picnics (These are so helpful for daycare dirty clothes and carry-outs at church meals.)
  23. Carry groceries, books, or boxes to a car or inside for someone
  24. Push carts into cart corrals or into the store
  25. Be generous with chocolate. Pass out chocolate hugs and/or kisses
  26. Hold doors open for others
  27. Write letters or donate to care package collections for soldiers
  28. Compliment a parent in a restaurant or store on their children (Parents need this!)
  29. Give a recommendation for a person or business. Word of mouth recommendations are the best support someone or a business can get.
  30. Let someone in during busy traffic
  31. In a crowded situation, give an elderly person or a parent with small children have your seat
  32. Leave a positive comment card when you receive good service
  33. Leave fresh crayons or coloring pages at the doctor office or in a waiting area
  34. Save and donate box tops, soup labels, soda tabs for local schools
  35. Leave money-saving coupons on items in the grocery store
  36. Request a happy song on the radio. This could improve the day of A LOT of people
  37. Take out the trash or empty the dishwasher
  38. Pull garden weeds or help spread mulch on flower beds
  39. Take time to color with a little kid
  40. Clean out or wash the car of a loved one
  41. Volunteer in a classroom, library, hospital, or food pantry
  42. Let someone you love pick what you watch on tv today
  43. Visit a nursing home or homebound individuals
  44. Send thank you cards
  45. Compliment 10 people today
  46. Greet and talk to support staff members that usually go unnoticed (i.e. janitor, cafeteria worker, secretary, lawn staff, delivery person)
  47. Post a positive message on your social media or through a text message
  48. Go to a game, concert, or performance to support a friend or loved one
  49. Leave your phone off during meals or family time
  50. Buy from a kid who is participating in a fundraiser (i.e. buy raffle tickets, popcorn, cookies, candy, candle, calendars, etc.)
  51. Participate in dress up days or carry-in meals at your work or school (This shows support for those who work hard to organize these events.)
  52. Adopt individuals in third-world countries through programs such as UNICEF and Unbound
  53. Share a pack of gum or mints with co-workers and classmates
  54. Write a letter of recommendation for someone
  55. Use your talents to help your church, school, or community. Sing, build, draw, sell, write, or organize in ways that will help

By: Melanie A. Peters

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