13 People Share How They're Secretly Making The World A Better Place

We can all do something.

Just because your good deeds aren't broadcasted over the Internet or honored with an award doesn't mean that they don't have the power to change things for the better. In fact, some of the smallest acts of kindness have the power to make the biggest impact.

Recently, one Reddit user posed this question to the online community: "How are you secretly making the world a better place?"

"I decided to be kind," one person writes on the thread. "A great friend of mine is one of the kindest people I know. He isn't a pushover, but he is extremely kind and gentle with everyone. He can cut loose, have some drinks, joke around, and so on. But he is always himself, and always kind. There are a lot of things I want to change in my life, and I decided being kind was my first step. I've had amazing results. My relationships are better, and I'm feeling mentally and emotionally healthier."

We think this thread is not only a way to acknowledge the inspiring things we're doing, but a way to encourage others to do the same. Check out some of our favorite comments below:

1. Clean up your community.

2. Be kind.

3. Make room for others — literally.

4. Help people make their bus.

5. Be nice to customer service workers.

6. Make art.

7. Help the elderly.

8. Say something nice.

9. Go waste-free.

10. Volunteer.

11. Teach.

12. Be a good listener.

13. Stay positive.

Cover photo by Pablo Heimplatz on Unsplash

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