The Good Samaritan

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The Good Samaritan to do list- Low impact ways to be a stranger who steps up 

  1. Have tissue on hand. There’s nothing like the passing of a Kleenex to a teary person to say, “I see you’re hurting, but I won’t make a thing out of it.
  2. Become a Layaway angel. The holiday season inspires people to head to their local Kmart or Walmart to pay off someone’s layaway tab, but there’s no reason you can’t do so year-round -and not amount is too small to brighten someone’s day
  3. Handle it– The office printer is out of toner. Instead of walking to the other one, replace it. There’s a gnarly tree limb splayed across the sidewalk. Instead of stepping over it, drag it aside. So often we assume someone else will fix it. Be that someone.
  4. Approach the person’s who’s alone at the party. Talk, even if you have nothing to say. Your mere presence is helping him or her feel less awkward.
  5. Give away your store gift cards or coupons that expiring
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3 Responses to The Good Samaritan

  1. KINDNESS says:

    Merry Christmas 🎄

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  2. adguru101 says:

    Wonderful ideas for year round kindness; thanks for posting. Too often people “suddenly” remember to be nicer in December, only to revert to ignorance, apathy or selfishness come January. xx Alisa

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    • msw blog says:

      I agree we tend to play a little nicer in December, but these tips will hopefully nudge us to be a bit more aware and nicer throughout the year. Thank you for reading and commenting.


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