There are many times in our lives when we have been grateful for somebody who took a little time to help us. It is a good feeling to know that somebody cares and is willing to do something to help. It is also a very nice feeling to be able to offer somebody some assistance. It is one of those situations where everybody wins. There are all kinds of some small acts that create more happiness in your life. Choose one that you feel you can do and enjoy the feeling that comes from doing something valuable for your community.
Clear out the wardrobes
Go through the clothes in your house, decide what is no longer to be kept, make sure the clothing is clean and then donate it to a charity. There are many charities that will be able to give clothing to those in need or they may have an arrangement where they sell it in a shop run by volunteers and then use the profits to provide help to those in need.
Make a food donation
There are many people who have to manage with less and that could even mean going without food. By making a donation of food you are providing something that is practical and immediately able to be used. Check online with charities to see what types of food they are looking for, or you could pick up the phone and give them a call to confirm. Some even have arrangements with supermarkets where you are able to leave purchased food items there for them to be collected with other donations later.
Do some volunteer work
There are many groups that do volunteer work These could be for providing assistance to people in the community to undertaking work to improve the local environment. If you attend a church there might be a church group providing support for elderly or needy members of the congregation. Some charities could be looking for volunteers so if you have one in mind then contact them to see if they would like you to help.
Adopt a pet
If you are considering bringing a new animal member into the household then think about adopting a pet. There are many agencies that provide shelter for unwanted or abandoned animals. They may simply have been left behind when people left town or their owner was unable to take them when they moved to a new place, such as an apartment. These animals are health checked and desexed and will usually be in good health. They may take a little time to adjust to their new home but,with suitable care and attention, you could be saving them from a much worse fate.
Make a donation a gift
Instead of buying a gift for somebody you could make a donation to a cause that you think is valuable. There is a range of donations that you are able to make and you will be able to advise the person that you have made this donation as a gift for them. There are some that will even give you a card that you are able to send to the person confirming what the donation is for. Depending on who they are you still might have to get them a small gift as well. But in all seriousness, there are many worthwhile projects out there where even a small donation will make a difference.
It is interesting how much of a difference it is possible to make to your life
as well as to others just by a small act. Try doing something to help others
and enjoy the happiness that comes in doing something valuable for the