Summertime Karmic Deeds
Summer is here, everyone is enjoying the warm weather and traveling off to exotic lands on vacation. It’s a time to feel good and there’s so many ways to brighten up the world around you. If you’re meeting up with family and friends perhaps you could suggest a good book or lend them your picnic blanket?
Everyone is stocking up on sunblock, but don’t forget to stock up on karmic deeds, too! So, what can we do to take care of our karma and feel good during the summer?
Here’s our top 26 ways you can keep your karma topped up during summer!
- Lend sunscreen: There’s always too much! Share it around.
- Help a friend to move house, offer your car or van! Moving house can be a stressful time so make it easier on your friend by carrying a few boxes.
- Offering to babysit: Give your friends/aunts/neighbors the gift of free time and entertain their children. You might even enjoy yourself!
- Lend a good book: Why’s that worn book with the crumpled pages sitting at the back of the bookcase?
- Recycle your paperbacks: Think of it like this: for every paperback you recycle, you can buy a new book!
- Keep those around you hydrated: Carry a bottle of water on you at all time. Be a Ninja Hydrator!
- Take a spare sunhat to lend out: Keeping cool in the hot summer is vital to everyone’s health so could prepared and others will thank you.
- Suggest sitting near a shady tree: No one realises it yet, but when the sun reaches its peak everybody will be crowding beneath that palm tree.
- Make someone a summery cocktail or mocktail drink: Sweet and refreshing. The taste of summer!
- Invite friends to a BBQ: Everyone loves a chance to get together and boost about their fabulous vacations.
- Conserve water: Don’t leave the tap on, use bathwater to water the plants, wash up by hand.
- Offer to water a friends plants or look after pets while they're on vacation: Give them peace of mind so they can really relax.
- Look out for dogs in hot cars: It’s dangerous so be vigilant and look after those that can’t protect themselves.
- Leave out a bowl of water for animals on hot days: Animals don’t plan ahead but you do. Be prepared for that thirsty cat, dog or bird that might pass by.
- Build a sand castle with a child (teach them or even better let them teach you!): Kids love telling adults what to do and you might even learn a neat trick!
- Share your sunlounger: The more the merrier, and you can slide into the pool when it gets too hot.
- Blow up a beach ball for a friend: Blowing up a beach ball is hard work! Take turns and share out the workload.
- Paint someone’s house (ask them first!): Summer is the perfect time to repaint. Make sure you ask before using that fluorescent shade of green you have your eye on.
- Hand out flowers to strangers: A flower will last a few days and adds a bit of colour and happiness to a home.
- Compliment people on their tan (even if they don’t have one yet): Everyone loves a compliment! And it’s nice to believe you have achieved a golden tan even if you’re stuck in the pale to burnt zone.
- Let people camp in your garden: Take a mini break in your own garden or invite others to do so. Perhaps you could do a garden swap!
- Pick up garbage on your street: Although they may not know who did it, the neighbors will notice and appreciate it.
- Take your dog, or offer to take someone else’s dog, for a long walk: Dogs love to explore and will love you too! Check out a new part of the city with your new best friend.
- Dry clothes outside (the environment will thank you for it!) So will your bill. Save the environment while getting some fresh air into your lungs.
- Walk or cycle to work: It’s healthy for you and great for the environment!
- Cut the neighbor's lawn for them: Do it while you’re mowing your own front lawn, easy!
There we have it: 26 generous ways you can take care of others while taking care of your karma during summer.
This list is by no means exhaustive, there are millions of personal and selfless ways you can do good deeds over the summer season! How have you lent a helping hand recently, or how could you?
Do you have more ideas of how we could help each other? Let us know in the comments or on our Facebook page!