Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day

by Laura Kronen on February 17, 2012

Random Acts of Kindness Day 2012

It’s really easy to make someone else smile, but just in case you need some suggestions on what you can do to perform a random act of kindness, here are 30 options:

  1. Send someone a hand written note of thanks.
  2. Leave flowers on a friend’s doorstep with no note.
  3. Buy a lottery ticket for a stranger.
  4. Put some coins in someone else’s parking meter.
  5. Buy a cup of coffee for a stranger.
  6. Cut your neighbor’s bushes.
  7. Walk your friend’s dog.
  8. Give a compliment about your waiter / waitress to his / her manager.
  9. Send someone a small gift anonymously.
  10. Stop and help someone replace their flat tire or assist someone who is loading groceries in their car or carrying boxes into the postoffice.
  11. Let someone jump the line at the bank or the supermarket.
  12. Pay for the drinks on the next table at a café.
  13. Treat a friend to the movies for no reason.
  14. Give a huge tip to someone when they least expect it.
  15. Hold the door open for someone rushing to get in.
  16. Give up your seat for someone, not just an elderly person.
  17. Text someone just to say you love them.
  18. Talk to a homeless person and have a “normal” conversation.
  19. Pick up some garbage in the road.
  20. Compliment a work associate for their excellence.
  21. Recommend a competitor to a potential client.
  22. Give another driver your parking spot.
  23. Give a piece of fruit or cookies to a delivery person.
  24. Help an elderly neighbor carry the trash out.
  25. Tell all your family members how much your appreciate them.
  26. Compliment your opponent.
  27. Buy an inspirational book for someone who could use it.
  28. Bake cookies and bring them to a friend
  29. Babysit your overwhelmed friend’s children.
  30. Smile a lot.

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