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17 Ways To Make The World A Nicer Place

Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone's day. Take a leaf out of the book of the Shreddies Knitting Nanas and help create a nicer nation.

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1. Declaring your phone charger as fair use for all.

The most precious of workplace commodities. Sure, there's a small chance it could go missing, but you can be a hero for saving someone in their hour of charging need.
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The most precious of workplace commodities. Sure, there's a small chance it could go missing, but you can be a hero for saving someone in their hour of charging need.

2. Keeping an extra cardie handy at the office.

In those winter months, there will always be eternal gratitude on offer for a bit of communal knitwear.
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In those winter months, there will always be eternal gratitude on offer for a bit of communal knitwear.

3. Carrying yourself with a smile.

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It costs nothing and is positively contagious!

4. Pitching in.

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Lending a hand to help shoulder a load.

5. Writing a personal birthday message for a colleague.

It's easy to write the generic "happy birthday" when the card gets passed around, but an extra bit of thought makes someone feel that extra bit special.
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It's easy to write the generic "happy birthday" when the card gets passed around, but an extra bit of thought makes someone feel that extra bit special.

6. Letting everyone have their say.

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(No conch necessary.)

7. Keeping an emergency stash of treats in your drawer.

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It's 4pm and one of the team's flagging. Time to come to the rescue with a quick pick-me-up!

8. Making eye contact.

We can express a million and one things just through our eyes. Catching the gaze of someone can instantly create a positive connection and a warm feeling.
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We can express a million and one things just through our eyes. Catching the gaze of someone can instantly create a positive connection and a warm feeling.

9. Helping someone who looks lost with directions.

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The true meaning of the phrase "local hero"!

10. Taking an extra second to clean up.

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They may not know it, but it's saving someone else a job. (And so shines a good deed in a weary world.)

11. Making sure you don't let a draft in.

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Saves someone having to ask!

12. Spotting when you can lend a hand before being asked.

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Maybe it's lifting a buggy up the stairs or helping with someone's bags – a problem shared is a problem halved.

13. Starting a book exchange.

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Give the gift of curling up in a chair with a good book.

14. Putting in a good word for someone.

Chalk one up in the good deed column.
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Chalk one up in the good deed column.

15. Remembering everyone's tea order.

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A great test for true kinship. One sugar or two?

16. Sending a courtesy thank you email.

We can all get super busy, but taking a second to send a quick acknowledgement puts minds at ease and makes the world a happier place.
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We can all get super busy, but taking a second to send a quick acknowledgement puts minds at ease and makes the world a happier place.

17. Taking a second to slow down.

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As Ferris Bueller would say, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." And you could miss an opportunity to stop and savour the good bits with those around you.

It's the little things that make the big things happen.

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