25 Ways to Help a Fellow Human Being Today

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Dalai Lama

Don’t know where to start? Here’s an extremely incomplete list, just to get you thinking — I’m sure you can come up with thousands more if you think about it.

Smile and be friendly

Call a charity to volunteer

Donate something you don’t use

Make a donation

Redirect gifts

Stop to help


Comfort someone in grief

Buy food for a homeless person

Lend your ear

Help someone on the edge

Help someone get active

Do a chore

Give a massage

Send a nice email

Show appreciation, publicly

Donate food

Just be there

Be patient

Tutor a child

Create a care package

Lend your voice

Offer to babysit