25 Easy Random Acts Of Kindness

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Today is National Random Acts of Kindness Day!

  1. Pay it Forward: buy coffee for the person behind you in the drive thru.
  2. Compliment three people you talk to today.
  3. Send a positive text message to someone right now.
  4. Post inspirational sticky notes around your neighborhood, office, school, etc.
  5. Donate old towels or blankets to an animal shelter.
  6. Surprise a neighbor with freshly baked cookies or treats!
  7. Leave a gas gift card at a gas pump.
  8. Have a LinkedIn account? Write a recommendation for coworker or connection.
  9. Leave quarters at the laundromat.
  10. Encounter someone in customer service who is especially kind? Take an extra five minutes to tell their manager.
  11. Write a kind message on your mirror with a dry erase marker for yourself, your significant other or a family member.
  12. Smile at strangers.
  13. Send a gratitude email to a coworker who deserves more recognition.
  14. Practice self-kindness and spend 30 minutes doing something you love today.
  15. Write a gratitude list in the morning and again in the evening.
  16. Know parents who could use a night out? Offer to babysit for free.
  17. Buy a plant. Write positive words that describe a friend on the pot and leave it on their doorstep.
  18. Write a positive comment on your favorite blog, website, or a friend’s social media account.
  19. Leave a kind server the biggest tip you can afford.
  20. Everyone is important. Learn the names of your office security guard, the person at the front desk and other people you see every day. Greet them by name. Also say “hello” to strangers and smile. These acts of kindness are so easy, and they almost always make people smile.
  21. Write your partner a list of things you love about them.
  22. Purchase extra dog or cat food and bring it to an animal shelter.
  23. Keep an extra umbrella at work, so you can lend it out when it rains.
  24. Send a ‘Thank you’ card or note to the officers at your local police or fire station.
  25. Email or write to a former teacher who made a difference in your life.