Friday, July 22, 2016

Over 20 Easy Acts of Kindness

We like these 25 tips on easy ways to show acts of kindness.

  1. Write a note of thanks to a friend. You may see them daily, monthly, or once every few years, but how often do you tell them how much appreciate them?
  2. Buy the person behind you in line a coffee.
  3. Send an email to a co-worker’s manager to praise your co-worker’s help on a recent project or her extra effort.
  4. Put some coins in someone else’s meter if you see that the meter has expired.
  5. Leave an extra large tip for a server that goes above and beyond to make your visit special.
  6. Box up leftovers from meals to share with someone in need.
  7. Smile as you walk around your office or past strangers on the street.
  8. Give a detailed compliment to someone about what you admire about her/him.
  9. Help someone in need to carry groceries to her car.
  10. Leave an interesting book on the train, bus, or in a café.
  11. Refer someone to a job you think she would be particularly good at.
  12. Send flowers out of the blue to someone to show your love.
  13. Cook a meal for a roommate, loved one, or co-worker.
  14. Send an anonymous note to someone appreciating all the ways she makes a difference in the world.
  15. Sign up to serve food at a homeless shelter or food bank.
  16. Anonymously donate to a friend’s fundraising campaign.
  17. Send a friend who recently moved a gift certificate to a local restaurant.
  18. Ask someone what has inspired or excited her recently. Giving people a chance to convey what creates their happiness shows them you care.
  19. Put your phone away and focus on the person you are with.
  20. Give stuff away for free.
  21. Support a friend’s personal project by promoting her blog, inviting friends to her cause, or suggesting collaborations to enhance her mission.
  22. Foster a rescue pet and help it find a home.
  23. Give someone the benefit of the doubt.
  24. Do the dishes or take out the trash for your roommates.
  25. Try engaging in one random act of kindness a week, or even once a day to achieve maximum bliss and happiness in knowing you have made someone’s life better!

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