Random Acts of Kindness

This lent instead of giving up something, why not focus on giving back instead?

I’ve come up with 40 random acts of kindness as a guideline.  They’re simple and inexpensive but could literally change someone’s day… or life!

  1. Give someone a compliment
  2. Let someone go ahead of you in the line
  3. Donate to your local charity shop
  4. Pay for a strangers coffee
  5. Smile at everyone you see today
  6. Leave positive feedback online for a service you received
  7. Thank someone you may take for granted
  8. Leave a happy note for someone else to find
  9. Send a random text to a friend to remind them how much you appreciate them
  10. Buy some extra food and give it to a food bank
  11. Leave heads up pennies on the ground
  12. Visit an elderly neighbour or family member
  13. Send a thank you note
  14. Let the kids choose what fun they would like today
  15. Check up on a friend who is grieving
  16. Hold the door open for others
  17. Set up a bird bath
  18. Offer to babysit for a friend or family member
  19. Leave a present on a colleagues table
  20. Pick up rubbish at a playground
  21. Do something helpful for a family member or friend
  22. Invite someone lonely to meet up
  23. Leave a random note of kindness inside a library book
  24. Leave change on a vending machine
  25. Volunteer at your local charity store or homeless shelter
  26. Say thank you!
  27. Tell your parents you love them
  28. Donate books to a library
  29. Sponsor a child
  30. Visit a nursing home
  31. Donate or help at an animal shelter
  32. Spend time outdoors
  33. Put your phone down when you’re in company
  34. Talk to a stranger
  35. Plant something, mind it and watch it grow
  36. Surprise a friend with a bunch of flowers
  37. Give love to someone hurting
  38. Call an old friend
  39. Go 24 hours without criticising anyone, especially yourself!
  40. Start a new list of random acts of kindness!