1. Be someone's guardian fairy.
Meter fairy, toll fairy, laundromat fairy, coffee fairy - just like the tooth fairy, your small surprise will go a long way in making someone's day.
2. Learn CPR.
Next time you're looking to pick up a new skill, CPR is the way to go. You'll be prepared for emergencies and could save a life.
3. Recycle yo.
Reduce! Reuse! Recycle!
4. Get to know the local language.
Nothing worse than confirming a stereotype that your country refuses to educate themselves on different cultures, pick up a language dictionary and at the very least learn simple phrases like "Hello", "Thank you" and what your nationality is.
5. Put down the damn seat.
Just do it.
6. Be a mentor.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America and AmeriCorps are just a few ways of getting involved in a persons life to help steer them in the right direction.
7. Chat up your toll booth operator.
These public servants have thousands of 40 second interactions a day, with people rarely giving them even a simple "hello". It’s amazing how a little thing like thanking someone and wishing them a good morning can make a person feel noticed and appreciated.
8. Help someone doing the struggle shuffle.
Offer a hand to the person walking into your building with a heavy load of groceries or simply hold the door for them. You'll take a weight off their shoulders and make their day little easier.
9. Donate to the elderly.
Whether you donate those old CDs you never use, or just your own time, giving a little bit more to the elderly is a simple effort on your part.
10. Add a little extra to your server's tip.
Not everyone can afford to pay off their waiter's college tuition, but remember those extra quarters you always have jiggling around in your bag? Adding that on to your basic tip can add a little more to your server's day.
11. Be informed and VOTE.
We all too often forget what a privilege our right to vote is. With so many people in the world unable to elect their officials, it's important not to take this for granted. Do your research and get out and vote.