I'm working on being a better citizen of the world this year (corny, I know) and I made a goal to commit random acts of kindness. Friends, this is easier said than done.
So far I've had success buying a coffee for the homeless man outside of Starbucks. If he has a cup, he's a customer and can come in to warm up and get a free refill. That's all I've got, though.
Living in a big city, it is hard to do something for my fellow man without making him think I have a motive. I thought about picking up coffee or lunch for the stranger in line behind me, but there's just no non-creepy way to do that. On top of that, I don't think kindness should always be monetary. Unfortunately, with my schedule, full on volunteering isn't an option, right now.
I realize this is a personal goal and my actions should come from the heart but I need some suggestions. I've been so lucky in life and I want to spread the happiness around. How could a stranger put a smile on your face without skeeving you out?