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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.

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 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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5 Ways To Make This Week Great

November 16, 2020

WISE WORDS AND SIMPLE HELP


The simple helps this week are based on wise, famous words! Inspirational quotes and real-world acts of kindness are two sides of the same coin. They couldn't look more different, but they are two components of the same thing. Inspirational quotes create a stirring in the heart. They make us want to be better and to do better, too. Real-world acts of kindness -- those moments where we are simply helping someone out -- usually feel more like discipline than inspiration. But it is action that changes the world. Wise words can inspire us with how the world needs us. Simple help can meet that need in ways that actually change the world. Without both sides, after all, a coin isn't worth what it could be.


- 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 16 - November 20

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - Ease someone’s heartache.  “To ease another's heartache is to forget one's own.”   - Abraham Lincoln 
  • Tuesday - Give to someone who can’t repay you. “The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.”  - Ann Landers
  • Wednesday - Help someone up. “Every single time you help somebody up, you are helping humanity rise.”  - Steve Maraboli
  • Thursday - Tell someone what gifts and talents you see in them. “The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.”  - Benjamin Disraeli
  • Friday - Do good and make someone’s day. “I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do.” ― Jana Stanfield

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 Reasons To Celebrate

November 9, 2020

CELEBRATE!

One of the great traits of humanity is our capacity -- our nearly irrepressible compulsion -- to celebrate. Halloween, Thanksgiving, the holidays as a whole... people just agree with each other, "we should celebrate this day!" The earth revolved around the sun another time since you were born? Celebration! Bring out a big dessert and put candles on it! This week, the goal is to tap into our innate celebrative nature. There are holidays that you may or may not know about this week, leading up to a denouement of World Kindness Day! We have so much to celebrate.

- 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 9 - November 13

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - It’s World Adoption Day! Cheer on an adoptive parent.
  • Tuesday - It’s Forget Me Not Day! Let someone know that even though you haven’t been in touch lately, you care.
  • Wednesday - It’s Veterans Day! Thank a man or woman who served in the US armed forces.
  • Thursday - It’s Chicken Soup For The Soul Day! Thank someone who brings  you comfort.
  • Friday - It’s World Kindness Day! Be friendly, generous, and considerate.

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 Be Happier This Week

November 2, 2020

NO FEAR IN LOVE

Whether you're excited for Election Day this week, worried about it, or (very likely!) both... it'll be a big week for America. Leaving politics out of it, uncertainty can lead to fear, and anger often follows close behind that fear. How to fix it? We can love our neighbor. There's certainty in love: certainty we're doing the right thing, certainty we're helping, and certainty we won't let fear win. Let's be proactive in loving people this week, and leave no room for fear.

- 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 2 - November 6

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - Let someone have their way without rolling your eyes or sighing.
  • Tuesday - Vote.
  • Wednesday - Be extra patient with people.
  • Thursday - Do your best to calm someone’s fear.
  • Friday - Surprise someone with 5 minutes of your undivided attention.

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 Make This Week More Fun

October 26, 2020

THERE YOU ARE!

A very wise person once said, "There are two types of people. Those who walk into a room and say, 'here I am' and those who walk into a room and say, 'there you are!'" That second type of person is the best! And we have the choice to be that type of person, it's not a trait decided for us at birth. The simple helps this week are all practical ways to say, "there you are" with our actions. When we focus on others instead of just ourselves, our world gets bigger and so much better.

- 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 October 26 - October 30

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - Share someone’s uplifting social media post on your own.
  • Tuesday - Thank a person who makes your life easier.
  • Wednesday - Use a kind voice all day.
  • Thursday - Pick a cause and start saving all your loose change to make a donation. (Been doing this awhile? Then donate it today.)
  • Friday - Cut someone some slack.

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 Double The Joy In Your Life

October 19, 2020

BETTER TOGETHER

Someone once said, "Shared joy is double joy, and shared sorrow is half sorrow."  And I'm sure you've found it to be true if you've ever shared either of those emotions. But why is it true? One reason might be that we were made to function best as part of a community. Going it alone is like going without food; we can do it for a while, but not forever. It's not a weakness, it's a source of strength. The simple helps this week will make us stronger and better together, because shared joy is double joy.

- 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 October 19 - October 23

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - Tell a parent what you appreciate about the way they parent.
  • Tuesday - Surprise someone with a flower or their favorite snack.
  • Wednesday - Write an uplifting message on a sticky note and put it on someone’s mirror.
  • Thursday - Ask a student to tell you something they like about school this year.
  • Friday - Play Freerice  (Fun for ages 8 to 88. This online game is part of the UN World Food Programme. Ten grains of rice are donated to people in need each time you answer a question. )

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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