by Rachel / Oct 14, 2021


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The world can be a stressful and scary place at times, but there is still so much more light than darkness, and one of the ways we see this in day-to-day life is random acts of kindness. Even the simplest and smallest act of kindness has the power to transform someone’s day (and sometimes, even that person’s life). Not only do random acts of kindness benefit others, but they also benefit you as well by bringing one of the purest forms of joy. Selfless acts fill the soul with contentment and help you create a deeper connection with others and yourself. Plus, these acts are contagious, so you’re very likely to inspire others, which will then lead to even more kindness and goodness being spread throughout.

So how do you go about performing random acts of kindness? Fortunately it’s more doable than you think. It doesn't have to be a grand gesture; even something as simple as holding the door open for someone can make a difference. If you don't know where to begin, start by doing one thing from this list each day and see how impactful a little bit of generosity can be. Inspire more people to give and we can slowly make the world a better place, one act of kindness at a time.


1. Buy coffee/lunch for the person behind you in line
2. Surprise a neighbor with freshly baked treats
3. Leave unused coupons next to corresponding products in the grocery store
4. Offer to babysit for free for parents who could use a night out
5. Return someone else's shopping cart for them
6. Compliment a parent on how well-behaved their child is
7. Leave a kind server the biggest tip you can afford
8. Write your partner or a friend a list of things you love about them.
9. Purchase extra dog or cat food and bring it to an animal shelter.
10. Go though your closet and donate whatever you don't need/wear
11. Smile at random strangers today
12. Leave a ravishing online review for a product or a restaurant that you really enjoyed
13. Pick up some trash you find outside today and throw it away
14. Bring in sweet treats for your co-workers one morning
15. Learn your mail carrier's name and thank them
16. Hold the door open for someone
17. Give a friend or loved one a genuine and thoughtful compliment
18. Leave a note on someone's car to tell them how well they did at parking
19. Plant a tree
20. Reach out to someone someone you haven't spoken to in awhile
21. Take in your neighbors trash bin when rolling in yours
22. Leave a positive sticky note on the mirror at the gym
23. Leave positive body image notes in random jean pockets at a department store
24. Let someone go ahead of you in line
25. Plan a surprise party for someone
26. Give away a gift card that you don’t intend to use
27. Send a letter to a long-distance friend instead of a text
28. Offer to walk a neighbors dog
29. Help an elderly person cross the street
30. Snap a photo for a couple or group who looks like they need help
31. Help a neighbor in with groceries
32. Give up your seat for someone who needs it
33. Let someone borrow something of yours
34. Leave some change on a wishing fountain
35. Try to make sure every person in a group conversation feels included
36. Tell a stranger to have a nice day
37. Buy a just-because gift for a loved one
38. Mow a neighbor’s lawn after mowing your own
39. Teach someone a skill
40. Be courteous and kind to customer-care representatives
41. Call someone random in your contacts list and ask about their day
42. Let an inspiring influencer, blogger or journalist know that they make a difference
43. Find and support a new local small business in your area
44. Tell a manager about the wonderful service given by a server at a restaurant
45. Forgive even when no apology was offered
46. Leave money in a vending machine for the next person - or in the game of an arcade
47. Offer to run errands for someone who is ill
48. Donate blood
49. Let someone into your lane when driving
50. Buy drinks for a stranger at the bar (in a non-creepy way, of course)
51. Take that survey that your friend asked you to help with
52. Send dessert to another table
53. Let a neighbor know if they've left their car unlocked or garage door open
54. Switch seats on the plane
55. Keep a spare umbrella around
56. Give a few dollars to an artist or street performer
57. Complete one of the chores at home that your significant other or roommate normally does

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