Today im talk about random acts of kindness and how important it is, one small gesture can change someones day,always remember when doing an act of kindness, it’s also important when you’re doing a act of kindness you don’t expect anything back in return, here are a few ideas ….
Write a note of appreciation to your mailman
Compliment a stranger sincerely
Write a thank you note to someone
Look for something around you that can be fixed up, picked up, or attended ie, put shopping carts up, pick up some trash lying around, pick up something that has fallen over
Give a lottery ticket to a stranger
Send handmade cards or a letter to someone you care for
Write a note to management or someone who has treated you nice while doing their job (waiter, clerk, sales person…etc.)
When you go somewhere to get or do something, ask someone around you if you can pick up, drop off or do something for them while you do
Cut coupons out and leave them at the grocer register for others
Cut an article out of the newspaper that would interest a friend and mail it to them.
Leave have a nice day stickers at a front desk
Put together a writing kit with stationery, envelopes and stamps, pen and give to hospital/nursing home
Put a comment on someone’s webpage that you really like…… let them know you enjoy it
Send a card to someone in the military overseas
Start a conversation up with a co-worker that you don’t know
Leave something cheery or nice for all your co-workers (in spring bag of seeds, fun post its, fun office supplies)
Put change in a row of vending machines
Visit a nursing home. Spend time visiting with someone who doesn’t get visitors
Put something you no longer need on Craig’s list free spot for your area
Leave something for someone at an area where it most might be used, (lighter near smoking area, book in reading area, umbrella near door on rainy day)
Leave a book you have already finished somewhere for someone else to read.
Drop off a toy or game at a hospital
Drop off a toy or game at a homeless shelter.
At post office leave some extra stamps at the stamp machine.
Send a picture you have taken which includes a friend and send it to them with a note remembering when it was taken
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, you are appreciated card, book, etc.) anonymously.
Take flowers to a hospital ward and give them to someone who hasn’t had any visitors.
Take some cake, chocolates, flowers etc. to the neighbors, or a senior citizen nearby
Send someone a small gift anonymously
Make a cd of your favorite songs and give to a friend>
Donate one hour of your time if you offer a service for a living, or one product, or one seminar, or one class, or just one of whatever it is that you do as a gift to someone else.
Invite someone who is alone over for dinner.
Share a comic strip or something funny with someone else.
Leave a chocolate for a co-worker.
Write a note, send a e-greeting “just to say hello” to someone who might need a pick me up
Visit hospitals with smiles, treats and friendly conversation for patients.
Send a thank you to the employees at a hospital, or anywhere else that a cheerful thank might add a smile
Put a quarter in a parking meter that has expired
Write a thank-you note to a person from your past who has made a difference in your life.
Drop off a plant, flowers or apple pie at a public service organization or your neighbors house.
Send someone an animated greeting card on the internet.
Write a note to the boss of someone who has helped you, praising the employee.
Drop off teddy bear to police department to give to traumatized children
Copy a favorite recipe and give it to someone
Buy a copy of your favorite book and donate it to your local library or hospital
Write letters of appreciation to groups who are helping the community, the environment, etc.
Send a card to a friend or relative you haven’t seen for some time. Include a photo of yourself and/or your family.
Make a point of introducing yourself to someone you see all of the time but never say hello to.
Send an anonymous scratch card, lottery or theater ticket to someone you know – or a gift voucher, a funny card, a chocolate bar, or whatever you feel they would enjoy
If you know someone who is having a hard time financially, drop a $5, $10 or $20 note in an envelope, disguise your writing or type the envelope, and mail it to them.
Offer to baby sit
Donate clothes to goodwill
Put change in a charity change bottle
Bring cookies or some snack to work for office
Drop off cookies at a random establishment
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.
Pay for the toll for the car behind you
Help a neighbor, family member weed or plant a garden.
Mow someone’s lawn, rake their leaves or shovel their snow
Leave a book at airport for someone waiting to read
Cook a family dish for a busy mom/father so she/he can take a break for a night
Pay for the meal of a person sitting by themself when you are eating out
Buy coffee for the person behind you
Volunteer time at a charitable organization
When you fill a click card for free coffee, free gift, etc… give the card to someone
If someone behind you in line at the store has fewer items let them go ahead of you
Help tutor a child
Volunteer to read to children at the library
Offer to change oil, change filter or such for a “non car” person
Walk around a park or public area picking up trash
Get some groceries for a financially struggling family
When you go out to dinner order a dessert to go and drop it off at a neighbors
Clean up gravestones at a local cemetery
Buy something for a stranger