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5 Ways To Use All 5 Of Your Senses For Good

March 2, 2021

FIVE SENSES 

We've got five senses designed for us to take in the world around us. All the good and bad in the world, we all take it in through each of these five senses. What if we were to target ways to use our senses to make more good and less bad? That's the goal this week! We can focus on the world around us with each of our senses, and find ways to make it better.


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For the week of March 1 - March 5

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - When you SEE someone really trying, encourage them.
  • Tuesday - Give someone something that SMELLS really good.
  • Wednesday - HEAR what someone says, but consider what they mean before responding.
  • Thursday - Take a moment to TOUCH someone with a pat on the back or elbow bump.
  • Friday - Give someone something that TASTES delicious.

Be awesome. Make someone's day. Share this with your friends. Join the rest of us this week and go help somebody! To see each day’s Simple.Help in your Facebook feed Monday through Friday click here and hit “LIKE” or follow Simple.Help on Instagram

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5 Helpful Ideas To Make Your Week Better

February 22, 2021

LOOK FOR THE HELPERS 

Fred "Mister" Rogers said he would get scared as a child when something bad was happening in the world. Then his mom would tell him, "Look for the helpers." And that would bring peace to a scary situation because he could find the good happening in the midst of evil. The truth is, we can't focus on stopping the bad actions in the world. It only serves as a distraction to focus on what you can't change. We can, however, contribute to changing the world into a better place; we can choose to do good. We can be the helpers. The world can be a more beautiful place if we look for -- and choose to be -- the helpers.

- You can reference Simple Help using "@gohelpsomebody" on FB, Twitter or Instagram.

- Add the hashtag "#simplehelp" to any related post on social media. Use it, and the whole tribe of helpers can easily see ways we are making a difference!

For the week of February 22 - February 26

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - Put $5 in an encouraging note and hand it to someone who could benefit from that kindness today.
  • Tuesday - Think of something you have that you don’t need. Who would love to have it? Give it to them with a note that says, “I think this should belong to you.”
  • Wednesday - Speak to others using this as your filter: “Say only the things that could stand as the last thing you’ll ever say.”
  • Thursday - Give this honest feedback to someone, “You make me want to be a better person.”
  • Friday - Show up and be friendly.

Be awesome. Make someone's day. Share this with your friends. Join the rest of us this week and go help somebody! To see each day’s Simple.Help in your Facebook feed Monday through Friday click here and hit “LIKE” or follow Simple.Help on Instagram

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5 Ways To Make Life Better (Golden Rule Edition)

February 15, 2021

DOING UNTO OTHERS

You know what's great about the golden rule? Beyond being the best advice of all time, it's got instructions built inside to make it easier. We all naturally want people to notice us, cut us a break, appreciate us... the list goes on. And there's no need to lay out the whole list because it's the same for all of us! The golden rule is a test with the answers built into our hearts and minds. All we have to do to figure out how to help others, is to think of what we'd like for ourselves. Or if you'd prefer, look below for this week's simple helps!

- You can reference Simple Help using "@gohelpsomebody" on FB, Twitter or Instagram.

- Add the hashtag "#simplehelp" to any related post on social media. Use it, and the whole tribe of helpers can easily see ways we are making a difference!

For the week of February 15 - February 19

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - Deal with the faults of another as gently as your own.
  • Tuesday - Respect the confidential nature and content of your conversation with someone.
  • Wednesday - Recommend a book or movie that you enjoyed to someone.
  • Thursday - Keep an eye out for someone being kind and let them know that you noticed their effort.
  • Friday - Encourage someone raising children.

Be awesome. Make someone's day. Share this with your friends. Join the rest of us this week and go help somebody! To see each day’s Simple.Help in your Facebook feed Monday through Friday click here and hit “LIKE” or follow Simple.Help on Instagram!

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5 Ways To Make Life Better

February 8, 2021

FOLLOW YOUR HEART

It's good advice to follow your heart. It's even better advice when we know that we weren't meant to wall off our heart to avoid ever sharing it with those around us. Hearts aren't meant to be focused on themselves. This is true of our physiological heart supplying life to the rest of our body. It is true also of the metaphorical heart that we're meant to follow. Life, both physical and metaphorical, becomes abundant when our hearts give effortlessly where it's needed. This week let's have a heart for those around us. And then, let's follow our hearts.

- You can reference Simple Help using "@gohelpsomebody" on FB, Twitter or Instagram.

- Add the hashtag "#simplehelp" to any related post on social media. Use it, and the whole tribe of helpers can easily see ways we are making a difference!

For the week of February 8 - February 12

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - Give someone a thumbs up.
    “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop
  • Tuesday - Pack up what you don’t need/use/wear, put it in your car, and donate it the next time you drive by a Goodwill or used clothes receptacle.
    “Helping others is the secret sauce to a happy life.” ― Todd Stocker
  • Wednesday - Ask the person behind you in line if they'd like to go ahead of you.
    “There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.” ― Mandy Hale
  • Thursday - Smile at someone who looks like they could use a boost.
    “A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” ― Steve Maraboli
  • Friday - Send someone a Valentine.  - I'm like the kid in kindergarten; I really do send valentines to everyone. ― Susie Bright

Be awesome. Make someone's day. Share this with your friends. Join the rest of us this week and go help somebody! To see each day’s Simple.Help in your Facebook feed Monday through Friday click here and hit “LIKE” or follow Simple.Help on Instagram!

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5 Ways That Gratitude Can Make This Week Great

February 1, 2021

GRATITUDE AND SMILING

Did you know smiling elevates your mood? Scientifically and verifiably, choosing to smile changes neurotransmitters in your brain and makes your mood a little better. Gratitude is a lot like that. Choosing to be grateful isn't just a gift to those around you, it's a gift to yourself. It can feel forced at first, just like a smile can, but it opens the door to changes without and within. This week, let's go help somebody with acts of gratitude!


- You can reference Simple Help using "@gohelpsomebody" on FB, Twitter or Instagram.

- Add the hashtag "#simplehelp" to any related post on social media. Use it, and the whole tribe of helpers can easily see ways we are making a difference!

For the week of February 1 - February 5

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - Make a “thank you for...” list and give it to the person you had in mind as you wrote it.
  • Tuesday - Create a care package and put it on someone's doorstep.
  • Wednesday - “Be there” for someone.
  • Thursday - Compliment a total stranger.
  • Friday - Thank someone for wearing a mask.

Be awesome. Make someone's day. Share this with your friends. Join the rest of us this week and go help somebody! To see each day’s Simple.Help in your Facebook feed Monday through Friday click here and hit “LIKE” or follow Simple.Help on Instagram

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5 Ways To Have A Surprisingly Good Week

January 25, 2021

SURPRISES

Every surprise has one thing in common: the recipient can't control it. Surprises are 100% decided by the giver. Sometimes the giver is bad luck, like a flat tire. Sometimes the giver is an unkind person, like the guy who puts a dent in a parked car and drives off. In any event, we can't decide the surprises we get, but we can decide on the ones we give. This week, our simple helps are dedicated to surprising others in ways that add joy to the world.

- You can reference Simple Help using "@gohelpsomebody" on FB, Twitter or Instagram.

- Add the hashtag "#simplehelp" to any related post on social media. Use it, and the whole tribe of helpers can easily see ways we are making a difference!

For the week of January 25 - January 29

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - Offer an encouraging word to someone who is going through something you’ve been through.
  • Tuesday - Call someone who would be surprised to hear from you.
  • Wednesday - Ask someone for their opinion or advice.
  • Thursday - Promise yourself to tell the next unsolicited caller you hear from that you wish them well and hope they will have a nice day.
  • Friday - Return something you borrowed.

Be awesome. Make someone's day. Share this with your friends. Join the rest of us this week and go help somebody! To see each day’s Simple.Help in your Facebook feed Monday through Friday click here and hit “LIKE” or follow Simple.Help on Instagram!

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5 Ways Tp Be Someone's Favorite This Week

January 18, 2021

STICKS AND STONES 

...may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. A counterpoint to this famous saying is the fact that, growing up, everyone learns the words to it. Maybe we "doth protest too much" with a whole saying about how words can't hurt. They often can. But there's good news in that. It means our words matter. We can change people's day and even change their life with our words. This week, our simple helps are about being encouraging and respectful on purpose. We all know people who've seen their share of sticks and stones, let's use our words to heal them.

- You can reference Simple Help using "@gohelpsomebody" on FB, Twitter or Instagram.

- Add the hashtag "#simplehelp" to any related post on social media. Use it, and the whole tribe of helpers can easily see ways we are making a difference!

For the week of January 18 - January 22

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - Send someone a text that lists three reasons you respect them.
  • Tuesday - Give someone the space they need.
  • Wednesday - Ask someone to tell you their favorite thing about the USA.
  • Thursday - Encourage someone who is having a rough day.
  • Friday - Thank someone who is helping others during this COVID-19 crisis.

Be awesome. Make someone's day. Share this with your friends. Join the rest of us this week and go help somebody! To see each day’s Simple.Help in your Facebook feed Monday through Friday click here and hit “LIKE” or follow Simple.Help on Instagram!

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5 Ways To Feel More Gratitude

January 11, 2021

THANKLESS WORK

Thankless work is even tougher than hard work. We've got an "appreciation meter" deep-set in our hearts and minds. And it's impossibly difficult to feel motivated for long when that meter is running at zero. But there's a secret way to hotwire the appreciation meter, and gain way more bandwidth in the process. Telling others you appreciate them! We work better together, and thankless work can be made into thankful work by... anyone, including us. This week, our simple helps focus on making everyone's work more fulfilling by being thankful for it.

- You can reference Simple Help using "@gohelpsomebody" on FB, Twitter or Instagram.

- Add the hashtag "#simplehelp" to any related post on social media. Use it, and the whole tribe of helpers can easily see ways we are making a difference!

For the week of January 11 - January 15

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - Tell someone you love that you are proud of them.
  • Tuesday - Compliment a mom on her parenting.
  • Wednesday - Compliment a dad on his parenting.
  • Thursday - Apologize to someone. You know to whom.
  • Friday - Say “I love you” to someone you love.

Be awesome. Make someone's day. Share this with your friends. Join the rest of us this week and go help somebody! To see each day’s Simple.Help in your Facebook feed Monday through Friday click here and hit “LIKE” or follow Simple.Help on Instagram!

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5 Ways To Nail Your New Year's Resolutions

January 4, 2021

REVOLUTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS

Our Earth made it all the way around the sun again! That's a great reason to resolve that this year will be better. How much of that is luck? A little of it, sure. But most of it is what we decide to make of this year. If we can resolve to make our own lives better (starting a diet, going to the gym, reading new books...), then we can resolve to make the lives of others better too! And bonus, we can resolve to help others in 5 minutes or less! That's way less time than it takes to go to the gym. Let's go help somebody this week and commence the best year ever.

- You can reference Simple Help using "@gohelpsomebody" on FB, Twitter or Instagram.

- Add the hashtag "#simplehelp" to any related post on social media. Use it, and the whole tribe of helpers can easily see ways we are making a difference!

For the week of January 4 - January 8

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - Ask someone to share their New Year’s resolutions with you.
  • Tuesday - Place an encouraging note where the one you intend to encourage will find it.
  • Wednesday - Listen, with the intent to understand, to someone’s point of view that is different from your own.
  • Thursday - Promote someone else’s good ideas and give them the credit!
  • Friday - Wear or use a gift in the presence of the one who gave it to you.

Be awesome. Make someone's day. Join the rest of us this week and go help somebody! To see each day’s Simple.Help in your Facebook feed Monday through Friday click here and hit “LIKE” or follow Simple.Help on Instagram!

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5 Ways To End 2020 On A Good Note

December 28, 2020

NOW WHAT?

Last week may have been a flurry of continuous activities and celebrations, or it may have been quieter than previous years. Either way, the holiday season ends this week, creating a feeling of "now what?" 2021 is almost here. It's an opportunity to move on from the frustrations (or maybe even build on the progress) of 2020. The answer to "now what?" is ours to provide. We can't know what's coming next, but we can know how we will face it. Let's head into the New Year choosing to help each other.

- You can reference Simple Help using "@gohelpsomebody" on FB, Twitter or Instagram.

- Add the hashtag "#simplehelp" to any related post on social media. Use it, and the whole tribe of helpers can easily see ways we are making a difference!

For the week of December 28 - January 1

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - Ask someone to tell you about their Christmas.
  • Tuesday - Go to amillionthanks.org and choose a way to encourage someone in the military.
  • Wednesday - Thank a person who helped make 2020 better for you.
  • Thursday - Write down two ways you will help others in 2021.
  • Friday - Wish everyone you see  “Happy New Year”!

Be awesome. Make someone's day. Join the rest of us this week and go help somebody! To see each day’s Simple.Help in your Facebook feed Monday through Friday click here and hit “LIKE” or follow Simple.Help on Instagram!

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5 Ways To Have A Wonderful Christmas Week

December 21, 2020

SPECIAL TIMES

Tomorrow night, Monday, December 21, Jupiter and Saturn will be touching each other in the night sky for the first time in almost 800 years. The last time it happened, Genghis Khan was at the height of his power and the people of England were implementing the Magna Carta. Special times are made special because they're so rare. And although it may sound sentimental, it's a fact that there's no time as special as the times we have with people we love. They only come once, and each one is more precious than the rarest moments that happen in the night sky. Let's love each other this week. Merry Christmas.

- You can reference Simple Help using "@gohelpsomebody" on FB, Twitter or Instagram.

- Add the hashtag "#simplehelp" to any related post on social media. Use it, and the whole tribe of helpers can easily see ways we are making a difference!

For the week of December 21 - December 25

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - Text, email, or call someone who may be alone this Christmas season.
  • Tuesday - Do a specific chore to help someone close to you.
  • Wednesday - Share someone’s uplifting social media post on your own.
  • Thursday - Be extra patient with everyone.
  • Friday - MERRY CHRISTMAS! Bring the gift of your best self to the Christmas celebrations today.

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5 Ways To Make This Week Special

December 15, 2020

HOLIDAYS

In the final stretch of the year, it's easy to get so busy that it's hard to stop and remember why we're busy. It's because we're making plans and buying gifts for people we love. It's the extra effort to make time for friends and family, and to make that time special. Reconnecting in simple ways (like this week's simple helps!) is a good way to pause and appreciate the holidays. One of the best ways to avoid letting these moments slip by is by making them more special for those around us.


- You can reference Simple Help using "@gohelpsomebody" on FB, Twitter or Instagram.

- Add the hashtag "#simplehelp" to any related post on social media. Use it, and the whole tribe of helpers can easily see ways we are making a difference!


For the week of December 14 - December 18

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - Text a favorite seasonal photo or two with an encouraging message to someone.
  • Tuesday - Pass along a bit of holiday wisdom that has benefited you.
  • Wednesday - Make it possible for someone to take a break.
  • Thursday - Cheer on a mom or dad who is doing a great job parenting..
  • Friday - Compliment someone on their holiday decorations.

Be awesome. Make someone's day. Share this with your friends. Join the rest of us this week and go help somebody! To see each day’s Simple.Help in your Facebook feed Monday through Friday click here and hit “LIKE” or follow Simple.Help on Instagram!

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5 Ways To Have A Week Filled With Cheer

December 7, 2020

ON BEING CHEERY

If they gave awards to each month, December would get the title of "Cheeriest Month." And that's good news for our goal of making the world a better place. It's easier when we're cheery. But no one (with the possible exception of Santa Claus) is cheery all the time. There are moments of car trouble, people cutting in line, and needing a nap we can't have. Those are moments of opportunity. We can be good solely as opportunists, or good in all moments, even when it's hard to be. This week, our simple helps revolve around being good on purpose, to create cheer where none would otherwise be found.

- You can reference Simple Help using "@gohelpsomebody" on FB, Twitter or Instagram.

- Add the hashtag "#simplehelp" to any related post on social media. Use it, and the whole tribe of helpers can easily see ways we are making a difference!

For the week of December 7 - December 11

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - Cut someone some slack, it’s the holidays.
  • Tuesday - Give/send a card or small gift to someone who would never expect one from you.
  • Wednesday - Thank a cashier for their work.
  • Thursday - Say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to people.
  • Friday - Ask someone what their holiday plans are and listen well to their response.

Be awesome. Make someone's day. Share this with your friends. Join the rest of us this week and go help somebody! To see each day’s Simple.Help in your Facebook feed Monday through Friday click here and hit “LIKE” or follow Simple.Help on Instagram!

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5 Ways To Give December A Great Start

November 30, 2020

END OF AN ERROR  

We're entering into the last month of 2020. It was a year with so many oddities that it sometimes felt like living through a historical error. It wasn't only error, though. There were bright spots of love and kindness. At times, 2020 felt like long and unbroken periods of discouragement. But times like these make every act of simple help shine that much brighter. This year may have had some errors, but we're balancing the ledger every time we choose to help. So let's go help somebody this week!

- You can reference Simple Help using "@gohelpsomebody" on FB, Twitter or Instagram.

- Add the hashtag "#simplehelp" to any related post on social media. Use it, and the whole tribe of helpers can easily see ways we are making a difference!

For the week of November 30 - December 4

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - Clean up someone else’s mess. Bonus points for not mentioning that you did.
  • Tuesday - Put an extra coat or blanket in your car so you can give it to someone who’s cold.
  • Wednesday - Don’t nag anyone about anything.
  • Thursday - Look up from your phone while someone is talking to you.
  • Friday - Leave a prepackaged snack or drink for your mailman with a note to thank them for their hard work this holiday season.

Be awesome. Make someone's day. Share this with your friends. Join the rest of us this week and go help somebody! To see each day’s Simple.Help in your Facebook feed Monday through Friday click here and hit “LIKE” or follow Simple.Help on Instagram!

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5 Ways To Celebrate Thanksgiving This Week

November 23, 2020

THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving is an old-timey word that became the name of a holiday. Unless you have buckles on your shoes and hat, it's unlikely that "thanksgiving" is a word you'd use to describe a state of mind. But that's what it is! A thankful heart makes it easier to serve people. Gratitude creates a desire to bless others. Let's celebrate Thanksgiving (both the holiday and the state of mind) by making life better for the people around us.

- You can reference Simple Help using "@gohelpsomebody" on FB, Twitter or Instagram.

- Add the hashtag "#simplehelp" to any related post on social media. Use it, and the whole tribe of helpers can easily see ways we are making a difference!

For the week of November 23 - November 27

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - Be on time today!
  • Tuesday - Look for something good in someone you have trouble liking and mention that goodness to them.
  • Wednesday - When you are out and about, smile under that mask and say “hi” to strangers.
  • Thursday - Happy Thanksgiving! Compliment the chef today and let them know how much you appreciate their efforts. Bonus points for helping with clean up!
  • Friday - Tell someone you are thankful for them and tell them why.

Be awesome. Make someone's day. Join the rest of us this week and go help somebody! To see each day’s Simple.Help in your Facebook feed Monday through Friday click here and hit “LIKE” or follow Simple.Help on Instagram!

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