The theme of this issue is Be Human. In a world of digital this and virtual that, we asked The Collective to help us create a checklist of little things that any of us can do, any day, to connect with others in a human way.
How many can you tick off?
☐ Put some coins in the tips’ jar.
☐ Invite a friend over to cook dinner together.
☐ Pick up the phone at work – two minutes could save five emails.
☐ Engage fully in conversation without checking devices.
☐ Apologise – we all mess up.
☐ If you think someone has done a great job, tell them.
☐ Give a friend a hug.
☐ Make eye contact.
☐ Teach someone something you're passionate about.
☐ Send someone flowers – just because.
☐ Buy a coffee for the next person in the coffee queue.
☐ Pay someone a compliment.
☐ Give up your seat on public transport if someone needs it more than you.
☐ Be patient.
☐ Tell people who are important to you that you love them.
☐ Help out a lost tourist.
☐ Let a car into traffic.
☐ Call an old friend just to say, ‘Hi’.
☐ Bake for someone when there’s no occasion.
☐ Enjoy a meal without Instagramming it.
☐ Thank your parents for something they provided you with as a kid.
☐ Forgive yourself.
☐ Say, ‘Mōrena’ to people in the lift.
☐ Shop local.
☐ Check in with someone who seems down or not themselves.
☐ Say, ‘Happy Birthday’ in person instead of on Facebook.
☐ Send a postcard to a friend.
☐ Have a cuppa with your neighbour.
☐ Donate to One Percent Collective :-)