- Smile at a stranger (keep track of how many times you smile)
Hold the door open for someone, even if you have to wait a bit.
Prepare a meal for someone in need. If needed, bring it to a stranger. (Make sure you are
protected, go with a friend.)
Tweet or Facebook message a genuine compliment to three people right now.
Bring doughnuts (or a healthy treat, like cut-up fruit) to work.
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While you’re out, compliment a parent on how well-behaved their child is.
Don’t write the angry internet comment you’re thinking of writing. Instead focus on something good that came out of that angry moment.
When everyone around you is gossiping about someone, be the one to say something nice.
Ask a family member how you can support or help them?
Cook a meal or do a load of laundry for a friend who just had a baby or is going through a
If you walk by a car with an expired parking meter, put some money
Spare a dollar or two for someone who is in need.
- Donate to Salvation Army or Goodwill.
- Write a letter to a senior citizen through Love for the Elderly.
- Let someone go ahead of you in line at the grocery store.
- Pay for a friend or coworkers’ lunch.
- Call your parents and let them know you appreciate them.
- Leave a kind note on a stranger’s car.
- Buy flowers for the cashier at the grocery store.
- Say ‘thank you’ to someone who makes a difference in the community (firefighter, police officer, doctor, philanthropist, etc.).
- Write a letter to a deployed member of the military through Operation Gratitude.
- Reconnect with an old friend.
- Write a note telling someone how much you appreciate them.
“No act of kindness is too small. The gift of kindness may start as a small ripple that over time can turn into a tidal wave affecting the lives of many.” – Kevin Heath
“Just because an animal is large, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t want kindness; however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.” “A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.”