Acts of Kindness

Social: Acts of Kindness

This quote courtesy of @Pinstamatic (

I will do something nice for a friend every day this week. I will spend my time & attention, or give small gifts like a card, candy, or a flower. I will also perform an act of kindness for a stranger.


Download a Random Acts of Kindness Bookmark (pdf)

When we perform small acts of kindness for others, it uplifts both them and ourselves.

  • Talk to someone who looks lonely.
  • Offer directions to someone who looks lost.
  • Hold the door for someone.
  • Let someone in front of you in line if there are no others waiting.
  • Rake leaves in someone’s yard, or mow the lawn.
  • Pay anonymously for someone’s coffee or meal.
  • Leave some quarters taped to a vending machine or washing machine in a laundromat.
  • Put some cash in a box of diapers for a parent to find.
  • Leave a surprise for someone to find.

Many of these ideas cost little or nothing, but result in positive feelings for everyone involved that are priceless. Find more ideas for simple gifts at Sharing is Caring and Gifts of Appreciation. Plan for donating to a cause you believe in at 12 Ways to Give.

Need more ideas?

Go to and get a number between 1 and 20. Then go to this list and perform the Random Act of Kindness for that number.

Sharing is one of the building blocks of positive shift that happen to spell BE MEASURING. Learn more at the Positive Shift Happens Toolkit.

This is one of the weekly activities for a Year of Personal Development.

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