• start your family's day by making fresh orange juice
  • pray for the welfare of a friend or family member
  • set up pictures of your family in your hotel room
  • take a family hike
  • learn something about a family member's special interest
  • improve your family environment
  • participate in a walkathon as a family
  • have "real" conversations with family and friends
  • put framed family pictures in all rooms of the house
  • protect family heirlooms
  • do a family or group art project
  • preserve old family movies, slides, and photos
  • surprise family members by putting a chocolate mint on each pillow
  • give family members "kindness coupons" they can redeem for special favors
  • spend today bringing happiness to your friends and family
  • be patient with the finicky eater in your family
  • pack a picnic and take your family on a trip to the country
  • equip the family cars with first-aid kits
  • include children in family activity decisions
  • buy a box of Valentine's Day cards and use them throughout the year for your sweetheart and family
  • have a family photo enlarged and send it to a grandparent
  • plan your family
  • share with your family the news of your life
  • schedule a family reading hour
  • protect your family
  • give your teenager a calendar marked with family birthdays and anniversaries
  • emphasize your family's strengths, not weaknesses
  • have a custom calendar made from family snapshots
  • mail letters or cards to family members for no reason
  • record an oral history of the family
  • repair a damaged family heirloom
  • ask a family member to pick a number from 1 to 10 and then deliver that many kisses
  • plan next summer's family reunion
  • make favorite foods for a family picnic
  • arrange for a family conference call on a special day
  • clean the house as a family
  • don't criticize family or friends
  • take a family bike ride
  • store notes and memorabilia in a family "time capsule"
  • invite a family member somewhere they've never been
  • write a love letter to each member of your family
  • give your in-laws framed photos of the family
  • watch Saturday morning cartoons as a family
  • arrange for your family to spend a day together: watch old movies, collaborate on the crossword puzzle, exchange stories, order in pizza
  • specially decorate family birthday cakes
  • wake up ten minutes before the rest of the family to practice some yoga
  • buy from family farmers
  • set up a family garage-cleaning session
  • buy a back-saver snow shovel or a snowblower for the family member who clears the sidewalks
  • round tables represent family harmony and equality
  • practice your yoga routine while the rest of the family is watching television
  • work as a team with your partner and family
  • always be there for your family
  • greet family with a kiss and a hug
  • make "family time" each day
  • strengthen family togetherness
  • honor the specialness of family times spent together
  • keep up the family traditions
  • make sacrifices for the good of the family
  • buy a pair of funny glasses for each member of your family
  • have a weekly family-fun night
  • a bowl of fruit offers continuous sustenance for you and your family
  • take the family berry picking
  • instead of exchanging family gifts, provide Christmas for a needy family
  • make meals your family loves
  • lower your family's energy consumption
  • have fun with friends or family at least once a week
  • think of things you can do to balance your work, leisure, and family life
  • ask family members, sincerely, for their advice
  • one day per month, have the family do kind and special things for one family member
  • in family life, be completely present
  • stay in contact with family and friends
  • support your family; stand together
  • free your weekends for your family if you are busy with work the rest of the week
  • voraciously transform all of life, family, job, good and bad, everything, into dharma
  • unplug the phone when it is family time
  • tell your family if you feel under mental strain
  • keep communication open with every member of your family
  • sew up scented shoe pillows for family athletes
  • call to tell your family if you are delayed or your plans change
  • practice with the kids for a family-bonding yoga session
  • create a vital documents "map" so you and everyone in the family can locate them
  • use a secret "I love you" signal with family members
  • eat together often as a family
  • have faith - in yourself, your family, your friends, the world
  • leave a love note for family members for each day you'll be away on a trip

Instant Karma is a universe of things a reader can do, right now, to cultivate good karma. And, like pennies going into a piggy bank, each is a seemingly little thing - but feed the bank day after day and feel it grow richer and happier.