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How To Pay Back The Universe For Your Good Karma

Updated October 13, 2018 2.2k votes 219 voters 7.5k views27 items

List RulesVote up the best ways to give back to the universe after it's been good to you.

Ever wonder how to get good karma? Rest assured, it's not necessarily a matter of saving the entire world or starting your own charity. Creating good karma is just as much about the little things you do each and every day as it about large, heroic gestures. Here, you'll find some simple ways to pay back the universe for having your back and convince it to stay on your side going forward. 

These good karma tips are actually great habits to develop in general. Not only are they ways to pay back good karma, they're things that will make you happier and healthier in the long run. By adopting a kinder, more generous attitude in your day to day life, you may be surprised at how quickly you can elevate your mood, make more friends, and enrich your sense of purpose. If you want to thank the universe, follow these tips below. 

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    Sincerely Compliment One Person A Day

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    Call An Aged Or Lonely Friend Or Family Member

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    Use Your Talents To Help Others

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    Donate Your Time Or Money To A Good Cause

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    Offer Encouragement Every Chance You Get

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    Pick Up And Throw Away Litter

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    Look For The Good In People Even When They Don't Make It Easy

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    Make A Point To Really Listen When You Talk To Someone

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    Listen To Other's Ideas Even If You Don't Agree

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    Refuse To Engage In Gossip

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    Clean Your Closet And Donate Your Old Clothes

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    Ask Someone What You Can Do To Make Their Day Easier

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    Always Err On the Side Of Positive Reinforcement

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    Write Down Three Things You're Grateful For Each Day

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    Strive To Always Be On Time

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    Leave Your Favorite Store Or Restaurant A Great Yelp Review

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    Talk To Someone You See Sitting Alone

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    Do The Dishes Even If It's Not Your Turn

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    Compliment A Parent On Their Child

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    Volunteer To Walk Or Play With Animals At A Shelter

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    Give Your Leftovers To A Homeless Person

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    Bring Donuts Or Other Snacks For Everyone At Work

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    Pick Up The Tab

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    Pick Up Or Refold Clothing At A Retail Store

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    Loan Someone A Book You Know They'll Love