August 22 is National Be an Angel Day, a holiday created to promote acts of kindness around the world. Here are 10 ways you can bring a little heaven to earth. As the saying goes, No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted, so reach out with a generous heart and make today truly angelic!
Instead of cultivating negativity with complaints or gossip, use words that bring out the best in yourself and others.
Is there someone on your grudge list? Take a minute, open your heart and truly forgive them.
Tell others how much you appreciate them for all they do—from the mailman to your best friend.
Let someone go ahead of you in line at the grocery store, allow the car stuck in traffic to merge, or simply de-escalate a heated situation with a smile.
Pick up the tab for a stranger. Buy coffee for the next person in line, pay the toll for the car behind you, or leave money at the vending machine with a note: “Treats on me in honor of Be an Angel Day.”
Send a prayer request for a loved one, friend, or a stranger in need. Caring OurPrayer volunteers will stand with you in prayer.
Bring a bag of canned goods to your local food bank, give clothing and supplies to the homeless shelter, make a meal for an elderly neighbor or offer to do their shopping.
Sign-up to share the gifts that God gave you with others—volunteer at a nursing home, the children’s wing of a hospital, the possibilities are endless!
Be an angel to God’s creatures—hang up a bird feeder or bringing supplies (old blankets, litter and pet food) to a shelter. Do a good deed to help those that can’t help themselves.
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