As many of us around the world are staying home to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus, we’re focusing on simple acts of kindness that you can take indoors to promote peace and global connectivity. You don’t have to spend lots of money or make a grand gesture to have an impact. In fact, small and open-hearted deeds can often be the most meaningful ways to promote peace.

Remember to align these small acts of kindness with 谁的预防措施. 如果你目前在国外, consider how different communication styles or social values might change the recipient’s interpretation of your small act of kindness.

1. 为朋友或爱人准备一顿饭

Cooking for a loved one is a great way to show your appreciation and share your culture. 经常, food is a wonderful expression of affection, so why not take some time and make something delicious for someone else? It’s one of the simplest ways you can take care of someone, 也是一种很好的观察方式, 气味, 和品味文化.

2. Create a digital “Thank You” card for a mentor or teacher

Is there a person in your life who has meaningfully guided you through a tough time, or simply served as a wise source of advice? Sitting down to write a letter and express your gratitude is thoughtful, 个人, 所以欣赏! If you’re an artist, get creative with it and maybe create an e-card. As long as your words or artwork is from the heart and made by you, it will likely be cherished. This small act of kindness can be an impactful way to promote peace and build relationships.

3. 给人一点教训

Is there something you’re good at that you could teach a peer or family member? Maybe it’s the basics of a new language, a new workout routine, or how to play an instrument. These are all activities that can be done virtually! Teaching a friend or sibling something new is a great way to bond and promote peace.

Just don’t forget to offer your knowledge or expertise in a sensitive way. 例如, 在更加集体主义的文化中, directly offering a lesson in a group setting, especially to someone older or “more senior” than you are, may be too awkward; but, 一个私人, subtle suggestion might let them “save face” and accept your tutorial.

4. 由衷的赞美

We all appreciate a kind word, but we don’t always express them aloud (or loudly enough)! Let a friend, teacher, parent, or sibling know how funny, caring, or smart they are. Try to be specific and generous in your compliment! If that amount of openness is not the cultural norm, find an indirect way to imply that you think they’re great. 例如, an indirect way to compliment someone’s cooking may be to eat everything on your plate, rather than directly commenting on the deliciousness of a meal!

5. Help a classmate or peer get set for distance learning

Is there a student or peer in your community having trouble with distance learning? Perhaps there’s a student re-integrating to life back home. Maybe they could use some help navigating Google Classroom, or just need someone to reach out about their time abroad. If you notice someone struggling like this, why not lend a hand? Your approach should be informed by their culture and your shared setting. Most of the time, people will appreciate a little guidance.

6. 听

Such a small act that makes an enormous difference. Sometimes, we just need someone to listen without judgment. 如果你身边的人想聊聊, or maybe just watch a movie on Netflix Party, take time out of your day to be present and 真的 listen if they’re open to talking (even if that show you’re watching is 真的 好). 听ing is a skill that takes practice, but its rewards are priceless. Actively listening can be a profound way to promote peace and reconciliation on the global stage, as disagreements often come from miscommunication.

7. 志愿者在线

While this may not seem like a simple act, there are many short-term and meaningful options 对虚拟志愿服务-最少一天! You can make a big difference and feel fulfilled doing it, all from your home.

People will never forget how you made them feel, 所以在这个充满压力的时期, engage in small acts of kindness both on this list and beyond. 永远记住,每一个善举, 无论多小, is a valid and important way to promote peace and create impact.