Top Ten Good Deeds to Do Before You Die

Even if you have no other reason to do a good deed than it'll make you feel superior, a good deed still helps someone. Doing something good can be motivated by religious reasons, social/cultural pressure, financial benefit, or just prideful piety. Regardless, the results are that other people benefit. You can give a dollar to a charity to prove a point but the charity still gets a dollar.
The Top Ten
1 Donate to a charity

Sometimes the best birthday gift can be to donate to a charity that the person believes in.

:) When I become a theoretical scientist and when I have an enormous amount of cash I will donate $1 million dollars to the Elton John aids foundation.

Always, there is always someone worse off than you.

I'd like to do this sometime.

2 Compliment a complete stranger

Make it genuine and sincere, but pick something about someone you see on the street or in the halls and give them a real compliment. Looks, clothes, smile, whatever. Just make it something authentic, smile, and keep walking.

Everyone in this world longs for appreciation. It is all the matter of impressing. So it's good that we show that we are impressed with someone's efforts. A word of appreciation can sometime mean a lot.

3 Give someone a ride somewhere

Picked up teenager carrying his acoustic guitar without a case just as it started to rain. He had long hair and was radically dressed which would put off most people. It rained harder and harder so I took him to his destination: church.

It doesn't have to be a hitchhiker. It can be someone from your neighborhood heading to the store or school.

4 Offer manual labor as a service to a neighbor

Shovel snow, mow the lawn, rake leaves, whatever. Just find something in your neighborhood that needs to be done, knock on the person's door and ask their permission to do it, then do it with a smile. Leave when you're done and ask nothing in return.

5 Let a homeless person shower and eat a meal at your place

If I was homeless I would absolutely decline. I would be constantly paranoid because I'm being picked off of the streets into a strangers home

You may need to keep a watchful eye if you are untrusting, but they will still appreciate it.

6 Buy someone gas for their car

Getting gas in your car at the station and see someone pull up to the pump next to you? Why not offer to buy them a tank of gas. Who's going to say no to that?

7 Rescue one or more animals

My deceased cat was a homeless baby kitten that my mom and my brother found on a dump near my house. Poor thing, It died from a disease..

I would really like to do this.

Must to do thing.

8 Give blood/plasma

You can usually get paid for donating plasma. Regardless, give some much-needed blood or plasma to an organization that needs it. If you wanna go over the top, organize a blood drive at your work or school and get other involved.

Those emails you get from the blood donation people saying "Someone, Somewhere, Needs Your Help! " make you feel temporarily like a superhero.

I've always wanted to. It's something that does good for others and the only pain with it is needles

You can't "give plasma."

9 Offer to take someone's picture

Did this one while me and my family were driving on a mountain. A man of about 40-50 years old pulled up next to the car on a motorcycle and asked me to take a picture of him standing next to a nearby sign with the name of the mountain on it. I offered to do it, and within 10 seconds, it was done. I gave him back his phone, got back in the car and watched him ride off.

Once I was at Disney's California Adventure a woman came up to me and asked me to take a picture of her and her family in front of Paradise Pier. I took the picture for them, and they were very happy.

This is what I would do

10 Cook a meal for your family

It can be macaroni and cheese or something that requires a recipe and some real work, but try offering to make a full meal (getting takeout doesn't really count) AND do the cleanup after. Just say it's to show appreciation for your family and leave it at that.

The Contenders
11 Sit and talk with a lonely stranger

This can be so rewarding.

This is kind of a risk reward move but definitely worth it if you find the right person

12 Save a person's life
13 Get a gift for a relative

Send weed to some edgy teenager in your family. Give a Nerf gun to your 15 year old cousin and get a pizza for everyone else.

Send flowers to your grandmother or send a postcard to a cousin. Let your loved ones know you're thinking about them.

14 Adopt a child

I really want to adopt a daughter, it'd be an intresting experience for me and hopefully my daughter.

15 Give your teacher an apple
16 Let a loved one know you care about them
17 Visit a child in the hospital who is sick and make them smile

I did that and he started laughing because my pants fell off.

What I was there for was a different story, one of my friends got injured after doing a backflip of his rollerskates and landing in a ditch. We took him to a hospital and we started a huge rap battle there.

A kid smile in a hospital when their life is at risk every day is one of the best moments ever

18 If you see an elderly person or couple in line at check out buying groceries, buy their groceries for them

They have certainly earned it.

19 Read to the elderly!
20 Give a greeting card to someone you don't talk to
21 Sponsor an orphan
22 Sponsor a small business
23 Donate school supplies to schools that are underfunded or less fortunate
24 Volunteer somewhere
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