Often, the nicest gift isn't something that can be purchased. We don't always have time to perform a heroic act of thoughtfulness, but even quick good deeds can make a difference. Appling the tips below, I've been astonished by the huge benefits that have sometimes flowed from pretty minimal efforts on my part.
Key concepts to bear in mind as you do an easy good deed: imagination and follow-through:
1. Birthdays. This is so easy. Gather the dates of important birthdays, enter them into one of the internet reminder sites (I use Happybirthday.com), and send happy-birthday emails throughout the year. Super-bonus: two friends sent me emails yesterday for the Little Girl's birthday-I was so touched.
2. Thinking of you. I'm working hard to send an email every time I think, "I wonder if So-and-So saw this article about broccoli" or "This reminds me of the time in college when So-and-So and I went shopping during a hurricane," etc. It's so nice to know that people are thinkingRead More »from 5 tips for performing easy good deeds