Random Acts of Kindness

random-acts-of-kindness“When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace. ~The 14th Dalai Lama (1935)”
Here are a bunch of great ideas for random acts of kindness from SpreadKindness.org: (and make sure you check out the awsome videos below!)
  • Open the door for someone.
  • Give a helping hand when you see someone carrying alot of stuff.
  • Give a homeless person your leftovers from a restaurant you just ate from.
  • Purchase a couple of umbrellas, blankets, ponchos at a dollar store and keep it in your trunk – when it’s a rainy/cold day, find a person who needs it and give them one.
  • Give a lottery ticket to a stranger.
  • Leave anonymous thank you notes to teachers.
  • Invite a friend to the movies or dinner.
  • Put change in a vending machine.
  • Leave a book you have already finished somewhere for someone else to read.
  • Drop off a toy or game at a homeless shelter.
  • Pay for a bridge toll for the person behind you.
  • Send someone a small gift anonymously.
  • Drop off flowers at your friend or neighbor’s house.
  • Buy a meal for a homeless person.
  • Buy a movie ticket for the person behind you in line.
  • Pay for someone’s meal behind you at a fast-food drive-thru.
  • Write an inspirational note to someone who needs inspiration.
  • Send a card to someone in the military overseas.
  • Put something you no longer need on craigslist.org for free.
  • Drop off a toy or game at a hospital.
  • At the post office, leave some extra stamps at the stamp machine.
  • Buy a phone card and give to a homeless shelter for them to give to someone.
  • Open the phone book, pick a name, and send them something (movie tickets, thank you card, book, etc.) anonymously.
  • Take flowers to a hospital ward and give them to someone who hasn’t had any visitors.
  • Drop off teddy bear to police department to give to traumatized children.
  • Drop a few coins in an area where children play, where they can easily find them.
  • Write letters of appreciation to groups who are helping the community, the environment, etc.
  • Go to a tourist spot and offer couples/families to take their pictures with their camera.
  • If you know someone who is having a hard time financially, pop $5, $10 or $20 in an envelope, disguise your writing or type the envelope, and mail it to them.
  • Tape some change to a payphone with a card saying it is for whoever needs it.
  • Write anonymous, loving post-its for strangers to find.
  • At a restaurant, pay for a table’s lunch or dinner anonymously.
  • Pay for someone’s groceries.
  • Volunteer your time at a non-profit organization.
  • Smile!
  • Acknowledge the cashier who’s helping you and genuinely ask them how they’re doing.
  • Wave back to children who wave at you.
  • Say hello.
  • Reach an item off a high shelf for someone.
  • Give up your seat to someone who needs it more.
  • Remove debris or other obstacles from a road or path.
  • If you arrive at a stop sign at the same time as another driver, let them go first.
  • Pay someone a compliment.
  • Help someone with their groceries or bags.
  • Offer to help an elderly neighbor with their household chores.
  • Call a friend randomly and let them know you’re thinking of them.
  • Bring a treat to work to share with your coworkers.