The world can always use a little more kindness, but we often wonder, “What can I do?” Plenty! You don’t need to be Mother Teresa or a rich philanthropist to make a difference. Simply displaying small, random acts of kindness can do more than you’ll ever know. Need some ideas to get started? Here are 30 easy ones that you can do today!
1. Be a courteous driver.
2. Be a designated driver.
3. Befriend that lonely coworker or classmate.
4. Buy a coffee for the person behind you, or buy a “suspended” coffee to be given later to a needy person.
Simply displaying small, random acts of kindness can do more than you’ll ever know.
5. Buy donuts or other yummy treats to share with your coworkers—just because.
6. Contribute money to a charitable cause. Even small amounts can make a big difference.
7. Donate blood.
8. Donate your old books or magazines to your local library.
9. Donate your old towels and blankets to an animal shelter.
10. Give spare change or buy a meal for a homeless person.
11. Help a friend move and/or assist with packing and unpacking.
12. If you notice litter in your neighborhood or at your workplace, pick it up and throw it away.
13. Hold the door for someone.
14.Lend a sympathetic ear.
15. Let someone go ahead of you in line.
16. “Like” a worthy cause on Facebook and share it on your wall.
17. Make somebody laugh.
18. Notice a well-behaved child? Let his or her parents know!
19. Offer a ride to someone without a car or whose car is in the shop.
20. Offer to go grocery shopping for an infirm or elderly neighbor.
21. Offer your seat to someone on public transportation.
22. Pay someone a compliment!
23. Put coins in an expired parking meter.
24. Send a hand written thank-you note to someone who has made a difference in your life.
25. Send an email to management, praising an employee’s excellent customer service.
26. Shoveling snow or raking leaves on your property? Do your neighbor’s too.
28. Volunteer at your child’s school.
29. Watch your friend’s or neighbor’s pets while they are away on vacation. Pick up the mail, too.
30. When vying for that close parking space at the mall, let the other person have it.