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5 Things You Can Do This Sunday to Change the World

Changing the entire world is a seemingly impossible task, but, here at BYUtv’s Random Acts, we believe change starts small, one person at a time. Here's how you (yes, you) can change the world this Sunday.

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Do the dirty work for someone else

Everyone has tasks that they absolutely dread doing, but, as life has it, those tasks need to get done either way. Think of a task that your loved one hates, and do it for them! As you can imagine, there’s nothing like having your bathroom unexpectedly cleaned for you (or your laundry folded, your house vacuumed, or your grocery shopping completed). Making the world a better place can be that easy. Anyone can do it!

Don’t miss these 30 acts of kindness that changes people’s lives.  

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Strike up a conversation with someone  

Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, having a good conversation that connects you to someone feels great. So try to have a conversation this Sunday with someone you normally wouldn’t. It can be a volunteer, an elderly person, or someone who needs some support during a tough time. If it makes you nervous, just talk to a friend you haven’t spoken to for a while. Whoever you choose, making meaningful conversation can forge new connections or strengthen old ones. Like with all acts of kindness, this one benefits you just as much as the other person. 

Check out these true stories that prove good karma is real.

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Help a stranger 

This Sunday, be aware of your surroundings. If you see something, do something. Too many times we notice someone has dropped something and we simply keep walking. This time, help them out! Whether you hold the door for someone or treat a stranger to a cup of coffee, you will make an impact—or at least make that person’s day a little brighter. 

These 24 stories of kindness will make you tear up.

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Share your talents!

Whether your talent is singing, giving good advice, hula hooping, cooking, or eating hot dogs really fast… your talent is meant to be shared! You may not think your talent is that interesting, but repeat after us: Your talent makes the world a better place. Just take one look at BYU’s Vocal Point sharing their talent of singing with a nursing home and you’ll be sold! 

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Lose yourself in what you love 

It’s time to stop caring about what others think and embrace what you love! Throw your doubts, perceived limitations, and insecurities to the wind, and jump feet-first into your passions. Take Emmalene, for example: She’s been in a wheelchair her whole life due to cerebral palsy, but that didn’t stop her from dreaming of becoming a ballerina. With the help of her loved ones, and her unwavering love for ballet, her dreams became a reality and so can yours! 

If you love being inspired by random acts of kindness, tune in to BYUtv’s Random Acts; season 3 premieres Tuesday, April 3 at 9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. MT