I am inspired by zenhabits.net with its list of 34 Little Ways to Share with the World, and I've created my own, Philippine-friendly list. It's a little more, because Filipinos are - I believe - a very friendly and warm people, capable of compassionate acts and greener actions, given the chance. In no particular order:
- Greet the security guard back.
- Smile at the teller/cashier/barista.
- Donate unused clothes and/or canned goods to a local charity*
- Press an elevator button for someone who can't reach it.
- Give up your MRT/LRT seat to someone.
- Say 'thank you' to someone.
- Teach a kid a coin trick.
- Give used books to a school library.
- Dispose of trash properly.
- Deposit coins and change to Bantay Bata collection cans.
- Join a fun run for a charitable/environmental cause.
- Skip the car a couple of times a week.
- Give free rides (if you have a car) once in a while.
- Bake/get some cookies/pastries and share them with a neighbor.
- Volunteer at a fund-raiser/charitable organization.
- Tip the pedicab driver.
- Tip the waiter/server.
- Hold a potluck.
- Pay for someone's jeep ride.
- Put in a good word for someone.
- Give a friend a call - just to say hi.
- Fix something for free.
- Share an inspiring quote on Twitter or Facebook.
- Write an instructional blog post on something you're good at.
- Snacks for the office mates.
- Ask the boss how's he doing.
- Re-post funny pictures and/or videos.
- Spot for a gym newbie.
- Buy fresh and buy local.
- Walk and take the stairs whenever possible.
- Pick up trash before the janitor does.
- Rack someone else' weight plates.
- Baon lunch to share.
- Sign up for paperless billing.
- Blog and/or tweet great, money-saving deals.
- Help a friend move.
- Be someone's kuya (big brother) or ate (big sister).
- Learn a new skill and teach it to friends.
- Allow someone to go first when lining up.
*De La Salle University (South Gate) is a depository for donations to Typhoon Sendong victims. Local 7/11 branches accept cash donations as well.
Good luck, and always remember that sharing follows the Golden Rule.
"Treat others how you would like to be treated."