Paying It Forward


We all know that summer is a time to knock off a bunch of new, exciting things from your bucket list. You have more free time on your hands than you do during the school year, that means you should spend it doing whatever you want for three months! You can always take the time to do random acts of kindness though! These acts are just as meaningful as volunteer time and can turn someone’s day around in the blink of an eye. They can range from spending a little money to pay for someone’s dinner or simply leaving a note on someone’s car telling them to have a nice day. Here is a list of some random acts of kindness that you should try to make a part of your bucket list this summer!

  • Smile at strangers
  • Offer to take a picture for someone (so they don’t have a selfie)
  • Pick up the litter you always see along the road
  • Pay someone’s tolls
  • Donate your clothes that you don’t wear anymore
  • Read to he elderly
  • Let someone take your parking spot
  • Donate your hair (I know this is a tough one for some girls but it’s worth it)
  • Put some extra quarters in the parking meter
  • Organize a food drive
  • Run an errand for someone
  • Walk someone’s dog
  • Plant a tree
  • Give a compliment
  • Leave some money at the car wash
  • Take some gifts to children in the children hospital
  • Say thank you to public service workers
  • Leave lottery tickets on gas pumps
  • Write thank you letters to those that serve in the military
  • Donate your gently used books to the library
  • Teach someone how to ride a bike
  • Help someone with their groceries
  • Offer your seat so a family or couple can sit together
  • Offer to cook dinner, if you normally don’t
  • Recommend your favorite restaurant to a tourist
  • Eat with someone who’s eating alone
  • Let someone merge in front of you
  • Take a cup of coffee to a co-worker

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All of these acts of kindness are simple and can be done at any time. If you are lucky enough to receive one of these just make sure you pay it forward!

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About alliegatormu

Hey I'm Allison or otherwise known as Alligator. I am currently a senior (yay grad school!) at MU studying speech-language pathology. I love MU because it reminds me of my high school; it's a tight-knit community where people hold doors for you no matter how far away you are. My favorite time on campus is in the fall, it is absolutely gorgeous. When I'm not studying I'm either reading or watching Netflix (yes I am a junkie). I also really love food, so cooking and baking are fun too!

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