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

                                Link here: https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-By-the-Numbers

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.