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52 Ways to Give Simple, Bite-Sized Service

by | Dec. 26, 2017

Mormon Life


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  1. Pay for the person behind you in a fast food line or a restaurant.
  2. If you live in a neighborhood where trash cans need to be taken to the curb, consider taking down or bringing up your neighbor’s cans for them.
  3. Give a random stranger a gift from their Amazon wish list.
  4. Mind your manners. Saying please and thank you, and being polite and respectful show that you are thinking of others and appreciate them.
  5. Leave quarters in candy machines for the next person.
  6. Give an unopened bottle of water to a bus driver, crossing guard, or someone else who doesn’t have access to fridge or sink for long periods of time.
  7. Visit someone that might be lonely. Whether is a single adult, a widow/widower, or someone who is bed-ridden, we all get a little lonely at times and appreciate a cheerful smile and kind word.
  8. Lend a pencil or give a piece of gum to someone. You might be surprised how often this opportunity arises at church alone!
  9. Leave sticky notes with uplifting thoughts in random places. A well-placed, brightly-colored sticky note can go a long way towards making someone’s day!
  10. Comment in classes on Sundays. You are serving the teachers by showing them you appreciate the time and effort they spent on their class.
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