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50 Ways to Spread More Kindness in the World

The world would be a completely different place if we all practiced daily random acts of kindness. 
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November is a perfect month to spread kindness! World Kindness Day recently occurred on November 13, and Random Act of Kindness Friday occurs on November 29. Both of these days are sponsored by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, a nonprofit that, in their own words, is “looking to make kindness the norm.”


From our office climate to our direct daily interaction with people, kindness not only motivates but helps others unlock the potential inside themselves. Kindness is central to making any positive difference, and we commend everyone who is making positive contributions.


We wanted to share some ideas you can utilize to spread your own kindness. Try putting some of the following acts of kindness ideas to work and put a big smile on a few faces!


  1. Leave money on a vending machine for someone
  2. Give a stranger a compliment
  3. Make dinner for a family in need
  4. Insert coins into someone’s parking meter
  5. Write letters to soldiers
  6. Shovel a neighbor’s driveway when it snows
  7. Send a letter to a good friend instead of a text
  8. Leave your waiter or waitress a generous tip
  9. Make a family member breakfast in bed
  10. Only say positive things for an entire day
  11. Spread some encouragement online with an inspirational quote or motivational message
  12. Write a list of things that you adore about a friend
  13. Rake the leaves for your neighbors
  14. Buy groceries for the person behind you
  15. Donate your hair after a haircut
  16. Offer compliments to strangers and friends and family
  17. Help sick animals find homes
  18. Celebrate your own best friend appreciation day
  19. Send coloring books to sick kids at your local hospital
  20. Write a list of things that you adore about your partner
  21. Give someone a gift card that you don’t intend to use
  22. Help a senior with their groceries
  23. Let someone go in front of you in line
  24. Let a commuter merge into traffic with a wave and a smile
  25. Bring toys to a homeless shelter
  26. Make a music playlist for someone
  27. Leave a nice note on someone’s car
  28. Pick up litter at the park
  29. Tell a boss about a good employee
  30. Offer to take a photo of a couple
  31. Buy some school supplies for a teacher
  32. Put your phone away when you’re with friends or family
  33. Plant a tree
  34. Donate the $1 at the checkout stand
  35. Return a stray grocery cart
  36. Let someone else have that parking space
  37. Put a sticky note on your bathroom mirror, wishing family members a good day
  38. Be generous with “thank you’s;” Thank your barista, the police officer who waves you through, or kid who bags your groceries
  39. Clean out a closet and donate to your local hospice shop or Goodwill store
  40. Donate blood
  41. Donate to a favorite charity
  42. Give a young couple you know a date night by volunteering to babysit for free
  43. Reconnect with that friend you’ve let fade out of your life
  44. Write a positive online review
  45. Write a thank-you note to your mail carrier
  46. Leave a great coupon next to that item in the grocery store
  47. Buy a warm meal for someone in need
  48. Visit a nursing home and read books to or play board games with the residents
  49. Bring treats to your local fire station
  50. Be kind to yourself!


The world would be a completely different place if we all practiced daily random acts of kindness. Next time you come across someone having a tough day, use some of these ideas to show some kindness and bring a smile to their face. So … go out and make someone’s day a little better!

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