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5 Ways To Spread Some Hope To People Who Need It

March 8, 2020

Contagious

It feels like we can't go five minutes without hearing more about Coronavirus. Sorry about this email continuing that trend! But there's a reason it's worth bringing up in regards to Simple Help. You know what's immeasurably more contagious than Coronavirus? The idea of it, and all the feelings of fear and uncertainty that go along with it. Feelings are wildly contagious. And that can be wonderful news when there are people like you in the world. This week, we have an opportunity to share hope and joy with a world that needs it. And it can spread like wildfire. The light is stronger than the dark. And hope is stronger than fear.

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 March 9 - March 13

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - Do your best to calm someone’s fear or understand their anger.
  • Tuesday - Use your social media or email to let people know about a friend's or acquaintance’s small business, blog, or website.
  • Wednesday - Give someone the benefit of the doubt.
  • Thursday - Check out One Simple Wish and ask a friend or two to join you in giving a bit of happiness to a kid impacted by abuse and neglect.
  • Friday - Really listen to someone’s point of view that is different from your own.

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 The Change You Wish To See In The World

March 1, 2020

"Be the change you wish to see..."

You've probably heard the quote, "Be the change you wish to see in the world." It's attributed to Gandhi. Here's why that's interesting: there's no record of him ever saying it. It didn't show up in writing until 26 years after his death, and even then, it wasn't referenced to Gandhi. But here's why that matters: Gandhi epitomized the idea. He owned it. It's not about the quote, it's about the actions. "Being the change" is loving, encouraging, and serving. It's done in life and not on paper. So everyone remembers Gandhi, and no one knows who coined this phrase. This week, let's go be the change we wish to see in the world.

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 March 2 - March 6

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - Pick a cause and start saving all your loose change to make a donation. (Been doing this awhile? Then donate it today.)
  • Tuesday - Dare to care. Engage in a short conversation with someone who is clearly disregarded by others.
  • Wednesday - Wear or use a gift in the presence of its giver, or send them a text to say thanks!
  • Thursday - Check out The Freecycle Network - a nonprofit movement that lets you give stuff you don’t want/need to people who really do.
  • Friday - Follow up with someone who’s been going through a rough time.

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 Do Good For Those Around You

February 23, 2020

5 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.

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 February 24 - February 28

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

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

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 Know What To Say This Week

February 16, 2020

Words are wind

Maybe you've heard the phrase, "words are wind." It's meant to have the negative connotation that words can't do much. Whoever first said "words are wind" probably wasn't thinking of tornadoes or hurricanes. They definitely weren't thinking of big ships powered only by the wind in their sails. Words (and wind) have power, whether or not we are choosing them wisely. This week, our simple helps revolve around a central idea: words chosen wisely. It's a chance to breathe life into those around us, instead of accidentally knocking them down.

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 February 17 - February 21

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - Write a positive online review of a business you like.
  • Tuesday - Tell someone you love that you are proud of them.
  • Wednesday - Don’t interrupt anyone today.
  • Thursday - Give someone the space they need.
  • Friday - Use a kind voice all day.

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 Fill This Week With Love

February 9, 2020

Love

The week of Valentine's is here, and heart-shaped decorations are all around to remind us. It's easy to remember (for good or bad) the romantic love that Valentine's Day celebrates. But that's only one kind of love, and it's rarely that kind of love that changes the world. This week let's celebrate the kind of love that makes life better for everyone around us. Giving our time, encouragement, and simple help will fill this week with more love than heart-shaped decorations ever could.

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 February 10 - February 14

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - Go through photos on your phone and send a favorite or two with an encouraging text.
  • Tuesday - Make an introduction between two people who ought to know each other.
  • Wednesday - Invite an acquaintance to join you for coffee.
  • Thursday - Open doors for others.
  • Friday - Wish people you see today a happy Valentine’s Day!

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 Change The World This Week

February 2, 2020

Greatness

This week starts off with Super Bowl Sunday: a championship played at the highest level by some of the greatest athletes on Earth. For those guys, it is the culmination of years and years dedicated towards that goal. The greatest become so not on days like Super Bowl Sunday. They become the greatest in the hours of seemingly unendurable tedium, when they pushed on where others might not. It's no stretch to say the same of those who change the world. We will make the world a better place this week, not in the spotlight, but out there in practice even when no one's looking.

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 February 3 - February 7

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - In response to yesterday’s Super Bowl, as the old saying goes, “Rejoice with those who rejoice. Weep with those who weep.”
  • Tuesday - Text a relative just to say hi and see how their day is going
  • Wednesday - Let someone else choose the channel on the radio and/or TV.
  • Thursday - Say “Have a great day!” to as many people as possible.
  • Friday - Give a card or small gift to someone who would never expect one from 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 Wise Ways to Help

January 27, 2020

Wisdom from Experience

Wise people aren't born wise, they're born as babies! Every paragon of peerless wisdom once wore diapers and babbled nonsense, just like you and me. Then they became wise. Not by choosing to be wise, but by choosing to do great things and live huge lives. It's experience that brings wisdom. And earning exceptional experience isn't a passive pursuit. It's active! This week, our Simple Helps borrow wisdom earned from the experience of great men and women. Let's go help people and create some wonderful experiences of our own.

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 January 27 - January 31

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - Let someone know what 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
  • Tuesday - Help someone take their next best step. "The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker." ― Helen Keller
  • Wednesday - Smile, say something kind, or just listen to someone. "Too often we underestimate the power of a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, or an honest compliment all of which have the potential to turn a life around." -- Leo Buscaglia
  • Thursday - Use your “best self” responses with everyone who approaches you. "Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier." ― Mother Teresa
  • Friday - Help someone with a chore/job that is theirs, not yours. ”Do all the good you can, and make as little fuss about it as possible.” - Charles Dickens

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 Feel Encouraged This Week

January 19, 2020

Encouragement

It costs us to be encouraging. It costs some of our time, some of our energy... it's choosing to do something that takes effort instead of nothing. But that makes our words and actions of encouragement so much more meaningful. It's a gift from us to those around us. And a gift costs something. The good news is, giving the gift of encouragement is a two-directional transaction. We gain more from it than it ever costs. Even better, the world gains a little more joy because you chose to help.

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 January 20 - January 24

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - Write an uplifting message on a sticky note and put it on someone’s mirror.
  • Tuesday - Put a coat or blanket in your car to give to someone who’s cold.
  • Wednesday - Promise yourself to tell the next unsolicited caller you hear from that you wish them well and hope they will have a nice day.
  • Thursday - Say “hello” to someone who, at first glance, appears to have nothing in common with you.
  • Friday - Put family and friends birthdays/anniversaries on your calendar so you won’t miss one.

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 Turn Your Plans Into Action

January 15, 2020

Plans

Plans are fun to make. It's all exciting promise and possibility when we're planning. Executing the plan is different. That requires work. It doesn't have to lose the excitement, though. Even though there's more work involved in our action than in our planning, it's far more gratifying to experience. Planning to do good things is a dreamy kind of excitement, but it's not very fulfilling. Doing the work, actually helping people, that's the kind of gratifying excitement that no plan could ever match.

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 January 13 - January 17

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - Relay an overheard compliment.
  • Tuesday - Register to vote: www.usa.gov/register-to-vote. Already a voter? Encourage someone who isn’t already registered to do so.
  • Wednesday - Ask someone for their opinion or advice.
  • Thursday - Visit www.volunteermatch.org and explore the opportunities then share the site on social media.
  • Friday - Invite someone to join you at an activity you value.

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 Start The Year Off Right!

January 5, 2020

Make it count

First week of the year! You know what's great about the start of a new year and its resolutions? Success! Here, in this first full week of the year, we can ride the wave of enthusiasm that a new year brings. Let's make it count. The acts of simple help this week can make the world a better place! And beyond that, they can make your mind a better space. These acts build habits, and habits build character. Let's make this first week count, and who knows how high we can go?

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 January 6 - January 10

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - Thank a teacher.
  • Tuesday - Go to amillionthanks.org and choose a way to encourage someone in the military.
  • Wednesday - Learn someone’s name (especially if you should already know it) and commit it to memory.
  • Thursday - Treat a person in traffic the way you want to be treated.
  • 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 Start The 20s In The Best Way Possible

December 29, 2019

New Year's

This week marks the beginning of the 20s. The last time people lived in the 20s, there was hope and joy in the air. A World War had ended, Charles Lindbergh was piloting impossible flights, everyone was doing the foxtrot... it was really something. We're starting the 20s again this week. There is more to be hopeful about, and more joy waiting to be born, than ever before. We get to be the carriers of that hope and joy. We can give our simple help to people near and far in ways more creative than the most wild visionary from 1920 could ever dream. Welcome to the 20s! Let's go help somebody.

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 December 30 - January 3

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - Repost one of your favorite Simple Helps on social media.
  • Tuesday - Ask someone to tell you what they liked best about  2019.
  • Wednesday - Wish everyone “Happy New Year!"
  • Thursday - Write down two ways you are going to consistently help others in 2020.
  • Friday - Go to Kickstarter and contribute $5 to a cause you think deserves to be sponsored.

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 Bring The Joy This Week

December 22, 2019

Bringing Christmas With Us

Christmas is a time of joy and togetherness. Yes, there are gifts to give and to receive, but that's not what makes it Christmas. Childhood memories of opening presents on Christmas morning are held essentially, durably in the surroundings of that scene. We remember being with people that we love and who love us; we look forward to experiencing those same moments again. Not everyone has those same memories, and a lot of people don't have those moments to look forward to. But all of us -- those with and without -- have one thing in common. We can bring the moments and memories to others. A genuine, heartfelt "thank you" or another act of kindness will create a Christmas memory for someone this week. We can bring the joy with us; let's create the joy and togetherness of Christmas this week.

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 December 23 - December 27

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - Give an extra big “thank you” to people working in stores today.
  • Tuesday - Text, email, or call someone who may be alone this Christmas season.
  • Wednesday - Bring the gift of kindness throughout all the Christmas celebrations today.
  • Thursday - Ask someone how their Christmas was and listen to what they have to say.
  • Friday - Be someone's cheerleader 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 Very Cheerful

December 15, 2019

Blessed and stressed

We've all heard the phrase "too blessed to be stressed." It's a well-meaning phrase, but it belies the true nature of stress. This holiday season is a blessing, with time off and time with people we love. But that doesn't mean it's devoid of stress. The choice isn't there for stress. It is there, however, for being blessed. Being a blessing to others and taking part in the blessing of relationships is an active choice. That's what this week's simple helps are about. Let's choose to be blessed and stressed. The blessing will remain; the stress will pass.

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 December 16 - December 20

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - Use a kind voice all day.
  • Tuesday - Surprise someone, who would never expect it, with a small gift.
  • Wednesday - Attach $5 to a thank you note and leave it in your mailbox for your mail carrier.
  • Thursday - Cut someone some slack when you'd usually get frustrated.
  • Friday - Ask someone what their Christmas plans are and be interested in what they have to say.

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 Steps Towards Changing The World

December 8, 2019

Steps

Lao Tzu said something two and a half millennia ago that remains equally true today: "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Whether it's a geographic destination or a personal goal, the whole journey is ...big. It's too big to think about all at once. That's a major contributor to the stress we all face every day. How can we get it all done when it sometimes feels hard just to put one foot in front of the other? That's where our wise, ancient friend solved the riddle. It's that first step that changes everything. In fact, that first step is the only way anything can change at all. Anyone can take a single step, and this week we can do it, too. Each of our Simple Helps this week is the first step towards making the world a better place.

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 December 9 - December 13

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - Help someone take a step in a good direction.
  • Tuesday - Step out of someone’s way.
  • Wednesday - Step up your friendliness factor; tell people who cross your path “Have a great day!”
  • Thursday - Take a step out of your comfort zone and ask someone you don’t normally speak to how they are doing.
  • Friday - Step into someone’s mess and help them clean it up.

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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December Is Here And These 5 Things Will Make It Better

December 2, 2019

December

It's officially the end of the year. 2019 probably started out with some New Year's resolutions, and by now you're either pleased or disappointed at how they turned out. But here's the wonderful thing about helping others: it doesn't carry the burden of a year-long commitment. The people you help this week will have a better day because of you, with no awareness of whether it's a habit or your first time doing a simple help. Resolutions are for us. They happen when the year is new with a goal to form a habit. Simple Help is for them. It happens without special occasion with a goal to make one person's day a little brighter.

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 December 2 - December 6

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - Give someone a cup of coffee or hot chocolate.
  • Tuesday - Hide an encouraging note someplace that the one you intend to encourage can find it.
  • Wednesday - Hold a door open for someone.
  • Thursday - Compliment a mom or dad on their parenting.
  • Friday - Ask the person behind you in line if they'd like to go ahead of 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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