By Nancy Cornwell
1. Extra Change
Do you have a handful of coins lying around the house? Consider taking them to a local laundromat or dropping them in parking meters that are running low.
2. Roll It Up
Make cinnamon rolls for a neighbor. This could be as easy as cracking open a can of prepared cinnamon roll dough, or choose your favorite recipe on Pinterest and make them from scratch.
3. Give a Greeting
Get the whole family to create homemade valentines and then take them to a nearby retirement center.
4. Pay It Forward
Go through a drive through and pay for the car behind you. This frequently sets off a chain reaction!
5. Out of Turn
Encourage your kids to pick one of their siblings’ daily chores and do it for them.
6. Be a Blessing
Fill a gallon-size zip-lock bag with toiletries, extra socks, and snacks. As you are driving, look for a homeless person to whom you can give the filled bag.
7. Hold the Door
Challenge your kids to hold doors open for as many people as they can today.
8. Puppy Love
Stop by your county’s humane society and spend a few minutes playing with the animals that are waiting for a home.
9. Pretty Words
Decide to give compliments to everyone you see today.
10. Roses Are Red
Purchase a bouquet of flowers and had out the individual stems to bring a smile to a stranger’s face.
11. A Sweet Tooth
Send the kids to school with chocolate surprises for their teachers.
12. Keep It Dry
Is it raining today? Share your umbrella with someone who doesn’t have one.
13. Clean It Up
Take a trash bag and 5 minutes to clean up the side of the road near your house.
14. Bring It Home
Plan a creative and delicious family dinner to celebrate the love you have for one another.
Nancy Cornwell and her husband, Chris, have three awesome kids. They live outside Nashville. Tenn.