5 Ways To Make The World Better For People You Love

April 26, 2020

Us vs. Them

Group affiliation is natural. We've got loyalty to a family, or a country, or 100 other kinds of groups. It's an instinctual and super helpful trait. "Us" is almost always better than "me." But it gets us into trouble when we change our sights to "us" being better than "them." Groups can unite or divide people. This week, our Simple Helps are from members of "us" who get these emails. We get to join in and do these actions as part of that group. If you think about it, the only difference between us and them is... you.

Don't Forget:

- 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 April 27 - May 1

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - While making dinner or a snack, make an extra plate and share it with a neighbor. - submitted by Dianne Brown
  • Tuesday - Sweep/leaf blower the drive or sidewalk of a neighbor: maybe even an elderly one. - submitted by Becky Brown
  • Wednesday - Give random compliments to people throughout the day. - submitted by Hope Duncan
  • Thursday - Write a letter or email to someone telling them how much you care about them. - submitted by Lauren Pence
  • Friday - Take a walk around the neighborhood; say “Hi!” and wave to everyone you meet. - submitted by Carol Boldman

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!