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Acts of Goodness and Kindness

The light and love that is created through performance of Goodness and Kindness dispels much hatred and evil. Join the movement and this call to action, and Pay it Forward!* Here are some practical suggestions:

Sending a Nice Surprise:

ο Mail a nice card or letter, or send an e-card.
ο Give an unexpected present or send flowers.

Iris Bouquet © Linda Frimer

Putting the Phone to GOOD Use – Call to:

ο Say Hi to an old friend or your children.
ο Tell your children that you love them.
ο Talk to someone who has very few friends.
ο Check on an elderly person who lives alone.
ο Call to compliment someone on a job well done.

Kind and Thoughtful Speech:

ο Try not to gossip.
ο Ask a friend not to tell you gossip.
ο Speak about the good qualities of others.
ο Thank someone for their efforts or help.

Devoting Time for Others:

ο Make a new friend.
ο Tutor someone who needs help with reading.
ο Read for the blind.
ο Mentor an at-risk youth.
ο Visit and cheer up someone in a hospital or nursing home.
ο Contact Ask Noah to help you start a Noahide group.

The Joy of Giving:

ο Donate your magazines to a nursing home.
ο Give some charity or do a kind act every day.**
ο Put a copy of this page in a letter or package that you’re sending.
ο Be kind to animals.
ο Support local police, firefighters, ambulance drivers and first responders.

Especially for Parents to Do:

ο Be patient, encourage and forgive your children.
ο Hug your children and ask how they’re feeling.
ο Give allowances to your children and teach them to set aside part for charity.
ο Read to your children and help them with their homework.
ο Make an effort to treat your children fairly.
ο Tell your children that you love them all equally.
ο Send your parents photos of their grandchildren.
ο Tell your children about Noah and the 7 Laws he was given.
ο Teach your children to be kind to animals.

Especially for Children to Do:

ο Call your parents and grandparents and get them to feel happy.
ο Don’t quarrel or fight with your siblings.
ο Do chores and help without being reminded.

Especially for Husbands and Wives:

ο Celebrate special days (birthdays, anniversary, etc.)
ο Give warm smiles – they’ll be reflected back to you!
ο Turn off the TV and share some quality time together.
ο Do home projects that have been neglected.

Acts of Kindness to do for Elderly or Disabled Persons – Including Those Who Are Military Veterans:

ο Rake leaves or mow their lawn.
ο Drive them to shopping, appointments, etc.
ο Help them to open a door or cross the street.
ο Give them your attention, respect and patience.

*Pay it Forward is an expression for describing the beneficiary of a good deed repaying it to others instead of to the original benefactor. Since each one of us is a beneficiary of blessings from G-d, He is giving each one of us daily opportunities and abilities to be His agent, to Pay it Forward!

**Thanks to the Noahide woman who sent us this message:

I have come to the conclusion/realization that time is more valuable to me than money, and here is how I’ve incorporated this into my life. In my daily routine, even when I forget to study or I forget to pray, I almost always remember to give to charity. I have a jar on my dresser. Each week I have $100 to spend on food, gas, and whatever. I decided to give $1 in the morning and $1 in the afternoon. I get a bunch of $1 bills. When I see the jar, I reach down and pick up a dollar, and put it in the jar.

This takes very little time. I took my copy of the Artscroll Hebrew Bible out of my nightstand (where I couldn’t see it) and put it next to the jar to remind me to give the charity. That way, hopefully, when I see the Torah I will give G-d that which is more important to me – the few moments of time that it takes to do a good deed.