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Do Random Acts of Kindness

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How great is it that our random acts of kindness and good deeds can make someone else’s entire day?

Here are several random acts of kindness and good deeds that can help you carry out kindness daily and become an everyday hero.

Random Acts of Kindness

  • Create a holiday to celebrate someone you love. Your appreciation day can be as simple as declaring the date of the holiday and writing a note of thanks each year to read out loud on that day.You can also invent your own fun or crazy family holiday.

  • Put 50–100 paper hearts or smiley faces in a box. On each cutout write something that is special about your lover or a good friend. Give her the box and tell her to pull out a heart or smiley face anytime she gets lonely or wants a pick me up.

  • Find opportunities to give compliments. It costs nothing, takes no time, and could make someone’s entire day. Don’t just think it. Say it.

  • Tweet or Facebook message a genuine compliment to three people right now.

  • Bring doughnuts (or a healthy treat, like cut-up fruit) to work.

  • While you're out, compliment a parent on how well-behaved their child is.

  • Don't write the angry internet comment you're thinking of writing.

  • When everyone around you is gossiping about someone, be the one to butt in with something nice.

  • Cook a meal or do a load of laundry for a friend who just had a baby or is going through a difficult time.

  • If you walk by a car with an expired parking meter, put a quarter in it.

  • Hang out with the person who just moved to town.

  • Offer a homeless person your leftovers bag from the restaurant.

  • Each time you get a new piece of clothing, donate an old one.

  • Don't interrupt when someone else is speaking. (Surprisingly few people master this.)

  • Email or write an old teacher who made a difference in your life.

  • Compliment someone to their boss.

  • Leave a nice server the biggest tip you can afford.

Success stories

Amy Jongerius

Feb 05 at 07:43 am
I didn’t get anything back for it so it wasn’t worth it at all.

Jade Champion

Jul 30 at 20:12 pm
Proudest day