“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” Amelia Earhart
We have so much hate going on in the world. It really saddens me. I feel like the world is turning into “how does it benefit me?”, “what do I get in return?” Now, I know not everyone is this way and there are still a lot of very kind people out there. So, I just wanted to share a list of ideas that I have put together and thought I would share with all of you. All it takes is one small, simple act to brighten up someone’s day.
SMALL ACTS OF KINDNESS
1. Compliment a friend.
2. Take treats to the fire station.
3. Say hello to everyone you see.
4. Smile at everybody.
5. Put change in a vending machine.
6. Walk the dogs at the animal shelter.
7. Say thanks.
8. Bring up someone’s garbage can from the street.
9. Make kindness rocks and leave around town for others to find.
10. Help someone load their groceries into their car.
11. Cook a meal for an elderly couple, new mom or new neighbor.
12. Compliment a stranger.
13. Be patient.
14. Put a treat in the mailbox for your mail carrier.
15. Thank a serviceman/woman when you see them.
16. Donate food to your local shelter.
17. Pay for the person behind you at the drive-thru.
18. Pick up litter.
19. Donate coloring books and crayons to a local hospital.
20. Visit a nursing home.
21. Pay the toll for the person behind you.
22. Give flowers to someone.
23. Hold the elevator.
24. Let someone go in front of you at the store.
25. Hold doors for others.
26. Start a free library in your neighborhood.
27. Put together a kindness scavenger hunt.
28. Bring a treat to the office to share with everyone.
29. Leave quarters at the laundry mat.
30. Send a surprise package to someone.
31. Say “good morning”.
32. Donate blood.
33. Start a community garden.
34. Mow your neighbor’s yard.
35. Make someone laugh.
36. Do a chore for someone in your family.
37. Write a letter to a family member.
38. Run an errand for someone.
39. Return someone’s cart at the store.
40. Hold your tongue.
“I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou