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365 Acts of Kindness

Updated on January 21, 2013

Random Acts of Kindness

World Kindness Day has happened everyday since 1998-1999. It is always on November 13 and recently that week has become National Kindness Day. While I think that it's wonderful that people are recognizing this day, or week, and using it to bring kindness back into society (especially in the fight against bullying) I don't think that we need to focus on being kind to each other on a single day out of the entire year.

So, I've compiled a list of random acts of kindness. If you're in a classroom, consider putting a new act of kindness on the board or poster around the room, each day. You can also do this at home.

But the best way to bring kindness back into society, and create a better world for everyone, is to actually use these actions. But use them to your discretion. Obviously you wouldn't want to tell a five year old to help put a cart away in a busy parking lot with no supervision.

What are random acts of kindness?

Why are random acts of kindness so important?

I suppose you could interpret them in your own way, but I like to think of them as things that you normally wouldn't do. Taking someone's dish for them after they are done eating might not seem like a big gesture, but how often do you actually do it without them asking you to do so? What about putting away the towels after mom folded them? How often do you tell someone 'thank you' for their hard work everyday, not just on a single day or for a specific project that was assigned to them?

Those can all be random acts of kindness. Any act of kindness counts in my book. Some may seem like common courtesy and others may seem like things you would never do. Bringing a smile to someone's face is always the goal. With everything happening in society today, at every age, every race, and every gender, I feel like it's important to bring back these small gestures.

What if you could be that one person who makes someone believe that they really are special? Because we all are. We all were put here for a reason and it's a matter of being able to find out what that reason was. What if you could help someone carry on that smile to another person? Who carries it on to another? Don't break that chain, create it. Make someone's day. Make someone feel like they mean something. (because they do!)

Start inside your own home. Think about what you could change at work to make it a more positive working environment. Adults have a tendency to let life get the best of them. Help bring back kindness into the world. Help children grow up in a more 'happy' community. Do something kind for someone today-whatever it may be!

Collect goods for a local food bank.

Acts of Kindness 1-20

  1. Give someone a hug

  2. Tell someone that they look nice today

  3. Let someone cut in front of you

  4. Tell someone how much they mean to you

  5. Take out the trash without being asked

  6. Say thank you for something that you normally do, or would, not

  7. Plant a tree, or bed of flowers. This can be done with someone else, or done in a place for everyone to enjoy the beauty of nature

  8. Tell a joke to someone wearing a frown

  9. Offer to take your neighbor or friend's dog for a walk for them that day

  10. Pick up a piece of trash from the ground instead of stepping over it

  11. Tell someone how proud you are of them

  12. Put a post it note of a smiley face on someone's computer or desk

  13. Leave a single flower for someone that you care about

  14. Draw someone a picture

  15. Don't put the blame on someone else for something that you are afraid to take responsibility for

  16. Cut the neighbors lawn

  17. Shovel the sidewalk

  18. Shovel for your neighbor. They don't need to be elderly or injured to appreciate this gesture

  19. Donate your time at a nursing facility

  20. Send a card to someone in the military

Bake cookies for your coworkers on a random day, not a special occasion.

Take off your hat when entering a building, or eating dinner

Take off your hat when entering a building, or eating dinner
Take off your hat when entering a building, or eating dinner

Saying 'please' can go a long way

Teaching children to be friendly
Teaching children to be friendly

"I will if you will"

I know that this may not seem like a kind act, but hear me out. The next time that someone says something along the lines of, 'have a nice day', respond with 'I will if you will'.

You're getting that person to think about their own day and encouraging them to have a good day.

If you're in the position to tell someone to have a nice day, such as a cashier, instead of saying 'have a nice day' demand that they do by saying, 'Make it a good day'. Sometimes that is all it takes for someone to realize that they don't have it so bad, even if their day isn't going as planned.

The more smiling faces around the world, the kinder that we are to each other.

Give a compliment about your waiter to the manager

Buy a lottery ticket for a stranger. (and walk away, don't stand there to wait and see if they won)

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Compliment someone for their excellence

28-58

  1. Volunteer to be a tutor

  2. Be nice to your siblings

  3. Babysit for free to a couple, or parent, who could really use a night out

  4. Give someone a ride

  5. Volunteer to read to students in a classroom, or at the local library

  6. Write a note of appreciation to the custodian

  7. Leave a note on your parents pillow to tell them why you love them and how wonderful of parents they truly are

  8. Give blood

  9. Leave a large tip when you go out to eat

  10. Buy a stranger a cup of coffee

  11. Pay for someone behind you at the drive-thru

  12. Call a friend you haven't talked to in a while just to say hello

  13. Invite someone that you normally wouldn't over for game night with other friends

  14. Anonymously slip someone in financial trouble a ten or twenty dollar bill.

  15. Bring soup to a friend or family member fighting a cold

  16. Listen to someone

  17. Offer your assistance in tedious tasks

  18. Clean up your local parks

  19. If you can afford to do so, the next time that you're at the post office pay for upgraded shipping for the person behind you

  20. Bake goods for the local firefighters or police officers

  21. Tip the garbage man

  22. Write to a stranger in the hospital (I know that children's hospitals LOVE handmade cards of encouragement)

  23. Be there for others during a stressful time, such as an illness or natural disaster

  24. Rake leaves at your neighbors house

  25. Smile & say hello to a stranger walking down the street

  26. Adopt a stray animal

  27. Pick up an extra bag of animal food to give to a friend or neighbor who has that pet

  28. Let someone merge during traffic hour

  29. Wave to someone who lets you cut in front of them while driving

  30. Host a kids night at your house so that other parents can have a night off

Donate your old books

Read to someone who cannot. Whether it is someone who cannot see or someone who is illiterate.

Give a troubled soul a notebook and tell them to write down their thoughts and feelings

Get a stray animal fixed.

Adopt an exotic animal from the zoo

What makes my day

Take a moment to think about your own life. When was the last time that you held open the door for someone behind you? When was the last time that you offered to put a cart away for someone else? Did it matter if they were elderly or a mother of four? Do you remember the last time you witnessed a kind act?

I don't know about you, but my parents raised me to be polite. Hold open the door if someone is behind you, say thank you, apologize if you bump into someone. The biggest pet peeve I have is when I go out in public (local stores seem to be the worst) and people, which I have to say that it is almost always women...adult women who should know better, and someone bumps into your or purposely cuts you off. There is no acknowledgment, not even a mumbled 'sorry'. Most of the time they just continue on their way, or shoot you a dirty look..like it was your fault that they rudely cut in front of you or hit your cart.

So, do you know what makes me happy? When I am entering or leaving the store and I see a young man hold open the door for someone else. Isn't that sad? That seeing someone do something that I was raised to know as common courtesy, actually stops my thought process to think, 'Wow..what a nice young man'. Shouldn't that be something that we see so frequently that we shouldn't have to stop and focus on how strange it is for someone to actually be nice to another human being?

Host your own toy drive

Give someone a compliment rather than a sarcastic remark

Reconnect with an old friend through a letter

Collect donations for your favorite charity

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  1. Start a kindness box in your office, home, or classroom. Have people put anonymous compliments about a specific person into the box and read it once a week, or month, to everyone involved.

  2. Donate school supplies to your local school or church

  3. Get an extra newspaper for someone on the train

  4. Volunteer your time to do an art project with children

  5. Compliment a complete stranger on what they are wearing

  6. Give a driver the parking spot that you were about to take

  7. Help someone struggling with heavy bags

  8. Remind someone under stress to breathe

  9. Randomly email an inspirational quote

  10. Give away a piece of candy (make sure that it's fully wrapped) to people that you meet at the store, bank, or other retail locations

  11. Leave a thank you note for the mailman

  12. Take someone new under your wing (especially if you're in school)

  13. Stick up for someone who is being picked on

  14. Invite someone new to sit at your lunch table

  15. Start a 'pay it forward' in your own community

  16. Make amends with someone that you never thought you would

  17. Treat a friend to a movie for no particular reason

  18. Fill the fridge with groceries for a friend or family member

  19. Buy groceries for someone that you know is going through a rough patch

  20. Befriend someone new in the neighborhood

  21. When you see a child doing an act of kindness, provide them with a sticker

  22. When a stranger does something for you, such as holding open the door, stop and make it a point to tell them how kind of a gesture that was

  23. Laugh! It can bring a lot of smiles

  24. Write a letter to an old teacher to tell them how they had a positive impact on your life

  25. Send an anonymous gift to a friend

  26. Donate children's books to after school programs or child care facilities

  27. Leave your change with the cashier so that the next person in line who needs a few extra cents can use it

  28. Buy dinner for a complete stranger

  29. Share your own stories of kind acts with others, it might inspire them to do the same

  30. Make holiday decorations that you can donate to schools or facilities in the community that can use them

  31. When you are baking, make an extra one to bring to your neighbor

  32. If you know someone who was recently injured or ill, make it a point to call or stop by to see if they need anything

Spread awareness for your favorite charity by talking about it to others, creating a website about it, or even emailing the people in your address book to tell them about the wonderful work that they do and how they can help

Don't judge someone based on their looks

Holding Open The Door

How often do you hold open the door for someone?

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If you don't understand something, ask about it. Don't laugh at it, or them, or jump to conclusions before you know the story.

104-154

  1. Sit next to someone on the bench and ask them how their day is going

  2. Smile, even when you aren't having a good day

  3. This is a personal one. If you do something like cleanse your house with white sage and you have some extra, offer it to your neighbor and friend to see if they would like to do the same

  4. Share a funny joke that you heard

  5. Give someone your old cookbook

  6. Get to know someone of a different race

  7. Help someone fix their flat tire

  8. If you see someone broken down, ask if they need a phone

  9. Give someone a hug

  10. Become pen pals with someone in another country

  11. Listen to a child's problems.

  12. Teach a child the difference between confidence and bragging

  13. Get someone started with their vacation fund. Set them up with a piggy bank and a few coins in there to motivate them

  14. Share your own stories. Sometimes talking about serious situations can be all that it takes for others to not feel alone

  15. Get to know a stranger

  16. Don't judge a homeless person. If you're really that curious, ask them their story.

  17. Don't laugh AT anyone, laugh WITH them

  18. Never quit. That next attempt may be the one that changes the world.

  19. Show respect towards your family members

  20. Do your best to prevent bullying

  21. Think before you speak

  22. If you have nothing else to offer, offer your support

  23. If you just read a good book, give it to your friend to read next

  24. If you see someone crying, ask if there is anything that you can do

  25. Sometimes silence can be the kindest act of all.

  26. Send a text picture of something that reminds you of someone, and send it to them.

  27. Buy someone a treat while you're at the store

  28. Watch someone's bike when they need to go in the store

  29. Make a mix tape for a friend

  30. Make it a point to get to know your significant other's friends

  31. Buy someone a journal and randomly place inspirational quotes in it

  32. Tell someone that you care

  33. If you see someone drop something, stop to help them pick it up

  34. Stick up for someone that you know will not stand up for themselves

  35. Offer your advice, but don't get involved until you are asked

  36. Don't take away someone else's spotlight

  37. Buy an extra tube of chapstick in the winter and give it to someone on the streets

  38. Buy a coffee for someone on the streets

  39. Ask the cashier how their day is going, not just in passing but be genuinely interested in their answer

  40. Give your nurse a flower

  41. When you do a favor for someone, ask for them to repeat the gesture in return

  42. Hand sew someone a pillow

  43. Paint someone a picture

  44. Knit a friend a scarf

  45. Give a winter hat or pair of gloves to someone in need

  46. Buy a candy bar that an organization is selling, even if you don't like that candy

  47. Get involved with your favorite charity

  48. Make a new friend

  49. Encourage someone

  50. Give someone your textbook instead of selling it back to the school or online

Frank Tyger

"There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear."

Don't let someone bring you down

I know that I've been in the position where it seems silly to try to help another person. This is especially true, at least for me, when I visit places like Chicago. I'm not comfortable donating actual money to someone sitting on the street collecting donations with a can. I would rather buy someone a sandwich, pick up and extra soda from the store and give it to someone. But a lot of times, not every single time, those people sitting on the street don't want food or beverages. They want your money, so that they can do what they wish with it.

Don't let things like that change your views. If someone doesn't want a sandwich, just walk away. If someone doesn't want your advice, move on. Don't let a single person, or a single act, change your opinion on the rest of the world. Try next time. Eventually you will be helping someone who could truly use it. Isn't that worth it?

Tell the truth

Tell the truth
Tell the truth

If you see someone laughing at another person because of their physical differences, stop that person laughing and tell them that differences are what make people unique.

Have your entire family volunteer at a soup kitchen, not just on a holiday

Don't give up on your dreams, you never know who you might be helping in the future

Don't give up on your dreams, you never know who you might be helping in the future
Don't give up on your dreams, you never know who you might be helping in the future

Mark Twain

"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."

Helping those with a disability

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Read to a child

Read to a child
Read to a child

160-190

  1. If you're angry, don't have an outburst. Keep your calm. It is better to say nothing at all than to hurt someone during an outburst.

  2. Leave someone a compliment on their facebook wall, or myspace page

  3. Rake the leaves without having to be told

  4. Another personal experience through a friend. Buy someone's pizza. A family friend was at a local pizza place and the only thing that he had on him was his ATM card. I'm not sure if it was on with a Visa symbol on it or not, but the place ended up not accepting the only card that he had on him. A gentleman behind him gave him two 20 dollar bills and told him to pay it forward the next time that he was there, because the first time that he was at the same pizza place someone else had bought his pizza for him. Just another example of paying it forward.

  5. Start a kindness blog. Allow others to share their own acts of kindness.

  6. Donate your time to a local animal shelter

  7. Put change into an expired parking meter or one that is about to run out

  8. Call a distant relative to get back in touch

  9. Instead of collecting donations for your favorite organization, hand out things like bottles of water or sealed snacks with a business card attached about the organization you want to bring more attention to.

  10. Pay a bill around the house

  11. Pay a bill for someone going through financial struggles

  12. Be kind to the earth by hanging your clothes out on a line rather than using the dryer

  13. Tell someone that you believe in them

  14. Sponsor a children's sports team

  15. Make a funny face at someone who could use a laugh

  16. Make a kindness coupon book to give to someone and let them cash in whenever they want. Think about putting things for high fives, smiles, hugs, or anything else that can bring happiness to someone.

  17. Give a friend a shoulder to lean on

  18. Stop in to visit your neighbors at a random time

  19. Help someone cross the street

  20. Don't stop at helping someone carry bags, help them actually put their groceries away

  21. Send someone a 'Kindness Card'. It's a card that states why you think that person is so wonderful!

  22. Invite a troubled friend over for a cup of coffee or tea

  23. Help someone pick vegetables from their garden

  24. Teach someone how to make your favorite recipe

  25. Host a bake sale to raise money for charity

  26. Bake a cake with a friend

  27. Teach someone how to skate

  28. Give you pet a bath

  29. Stop and appreciate the beauty of nature, it will encourage others to do the same

  30. Give someone a makeover

"Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns."

191-250

  1. Be patient

  2. Give away a piece of jewelry that you own to someone who truly adores it

  3. Buy someone else's pumpkin at the pumpkin patch

  4. Pay for dinner before you eat, so that no one has the chance to pick up the bill or argue over it

  5. Avoid gossip

  6. Be yourself. It's the kindest thing that you could do!

  7. Offer to pet sit for a friend or neighbor

  8. Help without having to be asked

  9. Be positive. Only say positive things. It will not only rub off on others, but attract positivity as well.

  10. If you bump into someone, say that you're sorry or 'pardon me'

  11. Be open to new experiences

  12. Be kind to your body and exercise

  13. Reward someone for their own kind acts

  14. Set the table

  15. Give someone a party just for being them

  16. Decorate a frame. Put a picture of you and your best friend in it and give it to him/her

  17. Feel proud of yourself

  18. Write someone a silly song or poem

  19. Move on (take this how you will)

  20. Treat your family out to a fun day of mini golf or go karts

  21. Encourage your children to get involved with volunteering

  22. Give someone else the coupons that you aren't using

  23. If you find a great clearance deal at the store, be sure to tell others about it so that they can get the same deal

  24. Don't pressure someone to do something. If they say no, let it go.

  25. Choose a random day to take your friends bowling

  26. Offer to host a 'girls' night if you know that your friend is going through a rough patch. Thing makeovers, nails, sappy movies, and chocolate.

  27. Offer to host a 'guys' night if your buddy is going through a rough patch. Think beers, sports, pool, and pretty ladies.

  28. Treat others how you treat yourself. You wouldn't go around talking negatively about yourself..so don't do it about others.

  29. If you can't totally forgive someone, at least take the first step

  30. If someone truly hurts you and you cannot forgive them, let them go. Take the first step in the healing process

  31. Tell someone what they did wrong. Express yourself calmly through words. Don't get worked up. Don't just hold a grudge or stop talking to someone. They deserve to know what they did wrong.

  32. Sponsor a child

  33. Fly a kite with a friend

  34. Offer your time to the local college for skills that may need to be taught

  35. Tell people about sex trafficking. It's not a kind subject, but it is important enough to shed light on. You never know who could help.

  36. Leave a random post it note of an inspiring saying on the bathroom stall door

  37. Help someone achieve their goals

  38. Simply say something nice

  39. Be a buddy, not a bully

  40. Put together a letter writing kit (include stationary, pens, envelopes, and stamps) and give it to a nursing home or hospital

  41. Put change in a vending machine

  42. Fill someone's gas tank

  43. Leave an old book at a place where someone else can read it

  44. Leave a stamp at the post office so that someone else can use it

  45. Visit someone in the hospital who hasn't had any visitors

  46. Make it a point to bring a special gift to a nurse or doctor at the local hospital

  47. Tell someone that they are pretty

  48. If you read a funny comic book cut it out, and leave it for someone else to read

  49. Write a letter of appreciation to someone in the community

  50. Write a review for your favorite book and encourage others to read it, but be sure that it's an inspirational story or a good meaning behind it.

  51. Donate your clothes

  52. Donate your old toys

  53. Leave some change in a payphone for the next person to use

  54. Write a letter of recognition for a student who has been extra kind and gone out of the way to make the lives of others easier.

  55. Listen to a stranger's story

  56. Smile when you answer the phone. You may not realize this, but you can actually tell the difference.

  57. If you work in customer service, ask someone how their day is going and listen to them if they need to vent.

  58. The next time you call customer service because something is wrong, keep your calm. It isn't their fault. Make your point, but don't get mean.

  59. Share your umbrella on a rainy day

Do an art project with children

Do an art project with children
Do an art project with children

Plato

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."

252-300

  1. Leave a gift on the front porch for a friend or neighbor

  2. Get a group together to send care packages to people in the military

  3. Get a group together to send care packages to a local woman's shelter

  4. Pick up a t-shirt when they're on sale to donate

  5. Buy someone a movie they keep talking about wanting to watch but never have the time, and leave it for them without them knowing who it is from

  6. Have the neighborhood kids over for a bon fire and teach them how to make s'mores

  7. Share your favorite object

  8. Help a friend put together a shelving unit or other furniture that needs to be put together

  9. Offer your services to help paint for someone who is elderly, or pregnant

  10. If you know someone that looks up to you, take them out for lunch or just to spend time together

  11. Show empathy

  12. Show that you're thankful for what you have

  13. Compliment someone. It can't be about a material object or their physical appearance.

  14. Run a blood drive

  15. A picture is worth a thousand words. Create a display of a thousand kind words.

  16. Respect diversity. Does the color of someone's skin actually matter? Don't judge someone based on their looks. Befriend people because of who they are, not what they look like

  17. Offer a ride to someone who has been drinking

  18. Pay someone else's parking ticket

  19. Reach out to someone who is being bullied. Be their friend, even if you can't prevent others from being cruel

  20. Wake up early to make breakfast for your household

  21. Give someone your full attention

  22. Do something kind every day, not just once a year.

  23. Help and inspire someone in need but don't get involved unless you're asked

  24. Let someone else decide what to watch on the family television

  25. Return someone's lost belongings such as a phone or wallet

  26. Avoid conflict. You may not realize it, but that alone is a HUGE kind act. The less fighting, the happier we are.

  27. Work as a team

  28. Change begins at home. Create a kinder world by showing respect to each other.

  29. Write down someone's name on a piece of paper. Now, write down 5 kind words that describe that person and give it to them anonymously.

  30. Buy a stranger popcorn at the movies

  31. Host a day in the park. Get together with your community. Meet the people in your neighborhood and feel comfortable around them.

  32. Offer to throw out the trash when out at lunch

  33. Shake hands when you meet someone knew

  34. Start a coin jar. When it's full, donate it to your favorite organization.

  35. Make it a point to show your pearly whites to at least ten different strangers during the day

  36. Buy a phone card and give it to someone less fortunate

  37. If you have items that are still good, but you just don't use, post them online for free

  38. Put on a play for a nursing home

  39. Volunteer your time at the local theatre

  40. Donate your old eye glasses to an organization who works with the needy

  41. Make a holiday basket filled with various baked goods to bring to a homeless shelter

  42. Bring word search books, crossword puzzle books, or any other brain challenges to the local nursing home

  43. Take time to make a game night as a family.

  44. When you buy a pair of new shoes, donate your old ones.

  45. Take out an extra twenty when you go to the bank and randomly slip it to a stranger.

  46. Give someone a loan to start their own business. You have to start somewhere, don't you?

  47. Pledge to be drug free

  48. Reach out to someone. Listen. Don't talk, just listen. There's nothing greater than a friend who can just be there for you

Surprise a child at their birthday party with something that they love

Surprise a child at their birthday party with something that they love
Surprise a child at their birthday party with something that they love

Author Unknown

"Don't wait for people to be friendly, show them how."

302-340

  1. Exchange contact information (email, if that's all that you're comfortable with) with someone that you just met who was having a bad day. Keep in touch with them

  2. Go an entire day without cursing

  3. Don't name call

  4. Be nice to everyone, including someone who was rude or ignorant towards you

  5. Stay after a party and help clean up

  6. Be reliable

  7. Ask permission to borrow something that you usually just take

  8. Express yourself without anger, even when you're mad

  9. Pay for a friend to take a yoga or meditating class with you

  10. Treat a friend to a concert

  11. Buy someone the shoes, purse, dress, top, or whatever it was that they liked at the store and give it to them anonymously.

  12. Let your parents, or whoever raised you, know that they did a darn good job!

  13. Keep your promise

  14. Water a plant at a building that appears to be dying

  15. send an e-card

  16. Give a high five

  17. Provide someone with encouragement for their dreams, no matter how unrealistic you may think that they are

  18. Buy ice cream for a stranger on a hot day

  19. Offer your computer knowledge to someone who needs help

  20. Make it a point to visit your grandparents

  21. Leave random post its around the house with kind quotes on them

  22. Make dinner when it's least expected

  23. Invite a friend for a walk

  24. Wave at your neighbors while driving

  25. Give someone a piece of gum

  26. Buy dessert for everyone while out to dinner

  27. If you see something that reminds you of someone, buy it for them

  28. Treat someone to a manicure or pedicure

  29. Host a party for no particular reason, just to get friends together

  30. Take an elderly person to get their hair cut and/or styled

  31. Buy someone a haircut

  32. Buy something handmade instead of buying something from the store, help out the working man ;-)

  33. Pick up a gift card for a small amount the next time that you're at the store and give it to someone on the street, at random

  34. Become part of a program like Big Brother/Big Sister

  35. Put a new roll of toilet paper on when it gets low

  36. Subscribe someone for their favorite magazine

  37. Buy someone something off of their online wishlist

  38. Consider donating to Characters of Character (you didn't think I could put 365 kind acts and not slip that one in there, did you?)

Show someone that they have something to be proud of!

Show someone that they have something to be proud of!
Show someone that they have something to be proud of!

342-359

  1. Do what you are told without having to be asked twice

  2. Bring flowers to an unmarked grave

  3. Let someone know that it will be okay

  4. Give an extra dollar at the plate at church

  5. Don't just walk past someone asking for donations. Hear them out. If you still don't agree with what they're mission is..then don't donate.

  6. Give someone a second chance

  7. Apologize for something you said or did wrong

  8. Provide someone with inspiring words

  9. Pour an extra cup of coffee and give it to someone around the house, or office, without them having to ask

  10. Teach someone the importance of quitting smoking

  11. Be friendly to your little siblings or cousins, don't push them away if they want to spend time with you

  12. Listen to your parents

  13. Get involved with a local organization who helps build houses for the less fortunate

  14. Poke fun at yourself for your own flaws when someone else is feeling down because they are being picked on

  15. On a cold day, buy a movie ticket and give it to someone less fortunate living on the streets

  16. Start a conversation with someone that you don't know

  17. Say a prayer for someone that you don't know

Behave for your parents, babysitter, or teacher

Behave for your parents, babysitter, or teacher
Behave for your parents, babysitter, or teacher

361-365

  1. Leave Hershey's hugs & kisses on a coworkers desk

  2. Let go of a grudge

  3. Forgive someone for their mistake

  4. Open your house to someone that you don't know

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      CofCJenny LM 4 years ago

      @Elyn MacInnis: Thank you, hope they were useful.

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      CofCJenny LM 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you so much, and we agree, often!

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      CofCJenny LM 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Wow! Thank you!!

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      CofCJenny LM 4 years ago

      @garagerob: Thank you! Thank you!

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      garagerob 4 years ago

      AWESOME lens! Great!

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      CofCJenny LM 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you, hope they were helpful!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This had to be the best ideas ever!!!

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      CofCJenny LM 4 years ago

      @writerkath: Thank you Kathy, and you are lucky, kindness makes the day complete!

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      CofCJenny LM 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you Tipi, my daughter is the 'wonderful' one, blessings back at ya!

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      CofCJenny LM 4 years ago

      @NuttSoRuff: Thanks for the hug, I needed that, sending one your way, too!

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      CofCJenny LM 4 years ago

      @SteveKaye: Agreed, if the world could see it that way, what a wonderful world it would be!

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      CofCJenny LM 4 years ago

      @mecheshier: Thank you, and we couldn't agree more!! Let's change the world!

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      CofCJenny LM 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you!

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      mecheshier 4 years ago

      Fabulous lens!!!! Your suggestions are wonderful. My thought is that everyday should be Acts of Kidness Day.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      CofCJenny LM 4 years ago

      @CampingmanNW: Tfhank you, very well said Camping man.

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      CofCJenny LM 4 years ago

      @TommysTips: Thank you so much!

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      CofCJenny LM 4 years ago

      @MartieG: And, to you as well!

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      CofCJenny LM 4 years ago

      @Elyn MacInnis: Thank you! Hope they are helpful.

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      CofCJenny LM 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you Cool kid!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love rak

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Everything should be like this more often! I'm PLUR all the way and I absolutely L-O-V-E this.

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      Elyn MacInnis 4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      You have lots of great ideas here.

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      Elyn MacInnis 4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      You have lots of great ideas here.

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 4 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Blessed!

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      TommysTips 4 years ago

      Lovely ideas!!

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      I enjoyed your lens. Most of us grew up with these ideals and virtues. Our society (parents) today however are no longer teaching respect or kindness. it's too sad to watch. One can only hope that as others watch the act of kindness, they feel somewhat guilty of not performing the same. That maybe the next time it will be them....that performs the act of kindness.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love this idea for a lens! I'll be back!

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      SteveKaye 4 years ago

      Acts like these need to be daily routine for everyone.

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      NuttSoRuff 4 years ago

      This lens made me happy. I'd like to give you a virtual hug!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      There are so many great ideas here for showing kindness. You must be a wonderful person! - Blessed!

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      writerkath 4 years ago

      Love these ideas! I'm lucky to be married to a man who is in total alignment with this - it's fun to be kind and giving!

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      writerkath 4 years ago

      Love these ideas! I'm lucky to be married to a man who is in total alignment with this - it's fun to be kind and giving!

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      CofCJenny LM 4 years ago

      @GregoryMoore: How about it! What a wonderful world this would be! Thank you for your support.

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      CofCJenny LM 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you, we hope you were able to use some of the ideas in your Quest for Random Acts of Kindness Day and everyday thereafter!

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      CofCJenny LM 4 years ago

      @one step2heaven: You're welcome, we hope you're able to use some of them!

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      Gregory Moore 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

      We need more thinking like this. The world would be a much better place!

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      one step2heaven 5 years ago

      Great lens, very hepful

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Lots of great ideas here, well done. I'm liking this Lens as part of the Quest for Random Acts of Kindness Day!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Excellent ideas to get the ball rolling on 365 acts of kindness, now that is something to look forward to doing every day!

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      awakeningwellness 5 years ago

      So many wonderful kind ideas!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What wonderful ideas and sentiments you share here. For some, the simple act of kindness needs to be to themselves. It is so much easier to be kind to others than to be kind to oneself.

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      pixelposy 6 years ago

      Wonderful lens. Smiles are most definitely contagious. A simple kind act can change someone's entire day if not life. Sounds crazy, but it can that powerful.

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      Sami4u LM 6 years ago

      Hi,

      A sprinkling of Angel Dust for Christmas :)

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      Kathy McGraw 6 years ago from California

      Random Acts of Kindness...yes we could practice them everyday, even if we just do one nice thing for someone I know it has a trickle down effect. Thanks for bringing this to my attention and with pleasure I can say Blessed by an Angel :)

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      Othercatt 6 years ago

      One of my favorite things to do is if I have extra coupons for something, I'll leave them next to the product at the store. This is a great lens full of great ideas. Blessed.

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      CynzdaReveur 6 years ago

      Wow..this is such a great lens..people should spread love more and more to another..why don't we share happiness if we can make someone happy and our happiness would be doubled as well..:)

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      CofCJenny LM 6 years ago

      @VarietyWriter2: Thank you! Hopefully people see this & start using some ideas in their every day lives :-)

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      VarietyWriter2 6 years ago

      This is a great lens. If I was still a SquidAngel, I would bless it. Nicely done with lots of great ideas.