40 Random Acts of Kindness
To help Lent be meaningful and full, we've provided these 40 Random Acts of Kindness as suggestions and prompts for this season.
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March 6: Pray for your enemies
March 7: Read Psalm 32 (www.biblegateway.com)
March 8: Don’t turn on the car radio
March 9: Give $20 to a non-profit of your choosing
March 10: Light a candle and enjoy 5 minutes of silence at some point in the day
March 11: Look out the window until you find something of beauty you had not noticed before
March 12: Give 5 items of clothing to Crosslines
(There is a collection box downstairs in the West entrance)
March 13: No complaining day-Display an “Attitude of Gratitude”
March 14: Be alert to those in need around you- even if it might be you.
Pray for them and how you might respond
March 15: Buy a few $5 fast food gift cards to give to someone
March 16: Call an old friend
March 17: Pray for something happening in the news.
March 18: Read Psalm 139 (www.biblegateway.com)
March 19: Walk, carpool, bike or bus it
March 20: Tell someone what you appreciate about them
March 21: Educate yourself about mental illness and suicide prevention
March 22: Forgive someone
March 23: Internet diet
March 24: Change one light in your house to compact florescent
March 25: Check out morning and evening prayer at http://dailyoffice.wordpress.com
March 26: Ask for help
March 27: Tell someone what you are grateful for
March 28: Introduce yourself to a neighbor
March 29: Read Psalm 121 (www.biblegateway.com)
March 30: Bake or buy a special treat for someone. Enjoy delivering it to them
March 31: No shopping day
April 1: Light a virtual candle http://franciscanmissionassoc.org/prayer-requests/light-a-candle/
April 2: Light an actual candle
April 3: Write a thank you note to your favorite teacher
April 4: Invest in and use canvas shopping bags
April 5: Find a public park; take a walk or sit awhile
April 6: Donate school supplies to your local elementary school
April 7: Read John 8: 1-11 (www.biblegateway.com)
April 8: Learn one new thing about another religious tradition
April 9: Go to the Farmer’s Market
April 10: No sugar day-where else is there sweetness in your life?
April 11: Give $10 to a local non-profit
April 12: Educate yourself about a saint www.catholic.org/saints
April 13: Pray for peace
April 14: Pray for your enemies (you probably have new ones by now) then decide which of these exercises you’ll keep for good.