40 Random Acts of Kindness

Last month I resolved to serve in the Green Bay community. Random Acts of Kindness week gives me a reason to serve even more. So I decided to share my list of ideas that I want to implement not only this week but all year round.

40 Ideas for Random Acts of Kindness:

  1. Pay for someone’s coffee, meal or even groceries.
  2. Bake cookies for your neighbors.
  3. Buy flowers for a single mom.
  4. Send a thank you note to a teacher who impacted you.
  5. Help someone pack their groceries into their car.
  6. Shovel someone’s driveway and sidewalk.
  7. Babysit for a couple so they can have a date night.
  8. Give a word of encouragement to a mom or dad dealing with a child having a tantrum
  9. Give up your seat for someone else
  10. Pump gas for someone else at the gas station on a cold day
  11. Leave a gift for your mail carrier
  12. Donate school supplies to local schools
  13. Make a meal for a family who just had a baby.
  14. Smile at someone who is used to being not noticed
  15. Bring gifts to a nursing home
  16. Leave change on the machines in the laundromat.
  17. Put change in a meter whose time has run out.
  18. Hold the door open for another
  19. Take a neighbors dog for a walk for them.
  20. Change someone’s tire if they are stranded on the road.
  21. Buy a gift and visit someone in the hospital.
  22. Do a chore for someone else in your household
  23. Pick up the litter on the street or in the park
  24. Hand out water to a jogger
  25. Give a hug to someone who needs one
  26. Lift something heavy for a pregnant woman
  27. Tell someone that they are doing a great job.
  28. Thank a veteran for their service
  29. Drop off baked goods to your local police or fire station
  30. Send flowers to the hospital front desk and request they give them to someone that doesn’t have any visitors
  31. Bring coffee to a local tax preparation company. (They deserve it for the hours they work during tax season)
  32. Write letters to the lonely (military, in nursing homes, those who lost a loved one)
  33. Send a text to a friend telling them why you are grateful for their friendship
  34. Take a neighbors trash can to the road for pick up
  35. Give blankets to the homeless
  36. Compliment a co-worker in front of their boss
  37. Give a larger tip
  38. Help someone who gets stuck in the snow
  39. Bring a treat into work
  40. Give someone a gift card for no reason. You don’t even need to know them!

What are the best Random Acts of Kindness that you have experienced? What is the best thing a stranger has ever done for you?  Post them in the comments to share with others!

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