Performing random acts of kindness may be new to you, so it’s possible you have no idea how to begin. That’s okay. Coming up with ideas can be tough. That’s why today’s blog post is packed full of things you can do to make someone else’s day a little brighter. Some of the activities will cost you nothing and take only a moment of your time. Others will be more in-depth. Choose whatever fits your comfort level and the occasion. I hope these examples of random acts of kindness inspire you.
  • Hold the door open for the person behind you whose hands are full
  • Allow the shopper in the line behind you to move ahead of you if you only have a few items and their cart is full
  • Check on an elderly neighbour
  • Donate your old clothes to charity
  • Tape your change to a parking meter or vending machine
  • Give the new employee a tour of your work area or offer to sit with them at lunch
  • Volunteer. At a nursing home, a homeless shelter, a soup kitchen, your child’s school, anywhere
  • Send a get-well card to someone, or even a card for no reason whatsoever
  • Ask for donations to your favorite charity instead of presents for your birthday
  • Smile at someone on the street
  • Give an unsolicited compliment
  • Pay for the person behind you in line at the fast food restaurant or drive through
  • Let the manager of the store know when an associate gives you exceptional service
  • Leave kind notes in the dressing room to encourage body positivity
  • Visit a nursing home just to spend time with those who rarely receive visitors or to bring treats for the residents
  • Send a note of thanks to someone who’s made a big difference in your life
  • Fundraise by participating in a 5K, walk or other sponsored activity
  • Mentor a young person entering your profession
  • Take the time to listen to someone who is having a bad day
  • Hold the door open for the person behind you whose hands are full.
  • Hold the door open for the person behind you whose hands are full.

Hopefully, this quick list will inspire you to begin sharing random acts of kindness with those around you. Pick one from the list or come up with an idea of your own, then just do it. See how you feel. Chances are you’ll be ready to do another one tomorrow.