Give the Wonder of Your Favorite Books

I’m sure that most of you reading this have a bookshelf at home with books that have been sitting there not touched for over a year. Instead of keeping them cooped up in your house, set them free so that others can read and share the same wonders that you found in the books. The concept is quite easy. You simply register the book at the Book Crossings website and then leave the book someplace where another person can find … Continue reading

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Give Free Rice

I’m guessing that most of you are aware, or at least have heard, of the Free Rice website — but it’s certainly worth mentioning here as an easy way to do good that doesn’t cost you a dime. Basically, you are given a vocabulary word and four possible meanings to choose from. If you click on the correct meaning, 20 grains of rice are donated to the United Nations World Food Program. You can play as many times as you … Continue reading

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Let Someone Go Ahead of You

I was at the store the other day and was watching an old lady, cane in hand, slowly make her way across the atrium area to a door for a department store. When she reached the door, a man swung it open so hard that it would have knocked the old lady over if she hadn’t been just out of reach, then he continued on his way without even giving the old lady a glance. Several other people stepped to … Continue reading

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First Free Microloan Funded!

Wow, we funded our first free microloan which went to Paquita Arevalo Armas who sells fruit in Peru: This caught me a bit by surprise as I thought I’d have a little longer to get organized before we’d pass the $25 raised mark (with 90 rss feed sign-ups and 57 comments the first week). As you can see, I still haven’t made an avatar for freemicroloan at Kiva, but that will be on my list of things to do this … Continue reading

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Leave a Place Looking Better

I love the concept of Guerrilla Gardening. It’s where people find neglected patches of public space that is a blight to the local community and go in at night and plant a garden to make the place more beautiful. You can take a look at how it is done here: The entire concept compliments one of the lessons that my father always instilled when we went camping and hiking — always leave a place in better shape than when you … Continue reading

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Give Free Kibble for Dogs

Doing good isn’t limited to other people. With the current economic mess we’re in these days, one of the biggest sufferers are the pets. People that lose their jobs can’t afford to keep their pet or lose their house and have no place to keep their pet. Many of these pets end up being abandoned and find themselves in local animal shelters. You can help feed some of these dogs by visiting the site Free Kibble where you are given … Continue reading

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Give Someone A Hug

When you think about it, hugs are a highly underused device to make people happy. I have no doubt that the world would be a bit happier if we all hugged more. Who doesn’t break out into a smile when they get a hug? If you have any doubt, just take a look at this video: I usually give hugs when those around me are sad, but I’d like to change that. I gave a hug to my wife this … Continue reading

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