Casting a shadow

Everything I do and everything I say leaves an impression in the world.
It may be barely recognisable or it may be huge.
But everything I say and do in the world leaves a shadow.
And my children walk in that shadow.

I saw this post called 10 small ways to make the world a better place and absolutely loved it.
I thought I’d share some of them here.

  1. Compliment someone: Tell someone how much you like the job they’re doing, their outfit or new haircut, their singing voice – whatever. Be honest and sincere. Don’t expect anything in return.
  2. Be totally open with someone: Let someone know exactly how you feel about something on your mind (though not something negative – there’s a different “protocol” for that sort of thing). Letting someone into your confidence can be a great way to show your trust and appreciation of them.
  3. Make something for someone: Bake an extra batch of cookies, draw a picture, decorate an extra Christmas ornament, and give it to someone for no good reason. Give without expectations – whether they return the favour or not, whether they like it or not, whether they’re nice to you or not, these are all irrelevant.
  4. Send a letter, email, tweet, or text message out of the blue: Email someone you haven’t spoken with for a while, or text someone you see every day just to be nice. Maybe they’ll respond, maybe not – it’s beside the point.
  5. Commend an employee to their manager: It’s one thing to tip or compliment someone for their service, it’s another to contact their manager and tell them what a great job they’ve done.
  6. Teach someone how to do something: Share your skill or talent with someone by showing them how to do something.
  7. Let someone shine: Put a spotlight on someone else’s talent.
  8. Connect like minds: Introduce two friends or colleagues who you feel have something to gain from each other.

Random acts of kindness; one of my very favourite things.
Do you have any to add?

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