12 May Top Ten Random Acts of Kindness
Top Ten Random Acts of Kindness
1. Compliment a Stranger
Everyone could use a pick-me-up! Letting someone know you like their smile or their style could make the difference when someone’s not having the greatest day.
2. Let someone go ahead of you in traffic – hey – maybe all day long!
We all can get a little crazy behind the wheel. Instead of laying on the horn or pretending we don’t see someone’s turn signal, be the kind driver and let them in – no matter if they acknowledge you or not.
3. Pay for the coffee of the person in line behind you…. without looking to see who they are!
Tell your barista you want to treat the person behind you – no matter who they are – a hunk – a supermodel – a little old lady or a construction worker – it shouldn’t matter – it’s all about the love.
4. Save your quarters and pay for someone’s parking
When you see someone pulling into a parking spot – dash over and fill up their meter. Say, “Have a nice day.” And continue on your way. Be careful though. Putting change in an expired meter can result in a ticket….for you!
5. Write someone a sweet note – anonymously or not
Write something nice to a co-worker, a friend or a family member. Tell them what a great job you think they are doing and how they are making a difference. Remember to keep it simple.
6. Help someone with something they may not be able to afford in the grocery store
We’ve all been there, money is tight and we don’t have quite enough at the check out line so we have to put something back. When you see someone in this predicament – help them out by paying the difference. Whether it’s a woman who has to put the flowers back that she wanted or someone just short 10 cents – help a person out!
7. Take in your neighbors trash cans
Be sneaky – this is a good undercover act. Go out extra early in the morning, as soon as the trash trucks have come and gone and take in your neighbor’s trashcans. Hopefully, they won’t see you in action and you can keep the mystery!
8. Donate blood
One pint of blood can save up to three lives!
9. Offer your set to someone when there aren’t any left.
When you spot someone looking for a seat in a bus, a coffee shop, the waiting room at the doctor’s office, give them your seat – they’ll be grateful and you’ll feel happy.
10. Pick up liter everywhere you go
Keep a plastic market bag in your car for those times when you see some trash needing to be picked up. Take it with you when you walk on the beach or go for a hike. It makes you feel good to know you’re contributing to a clean planet and the people enjoying the scenery after you will be stoked there’s no mess.