Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness can turn someone's day completely around, and you'll feel good doing it too! We hope these tips inspire you.

 
  • Give an honest compliment. Let a person know what you like or appreciate about them - even better if it's not about appearance.

  • Organize a handmade gift exchange between a group of friends. Could be books, clothes, or crafts.

  • Send a friend or family member a card in the mail. Receiving snail mail can brighten someone's day.

  • Leave some change in the vending machine for someone else to get a treat. Leave a note if you like.

  • Go online and write positive reviews/comments about your favourite local coffee shops, blogs, services etc.

  • Have a book you really enjoyed? Donate it to a library, school, or friend so someone else can share that enjoyment for free!

  • Try to hold open every door that you pass through today for someone else, especially if their hands are full.

  • Receiving really good service at a restaurant? Make a point of telling your server, and/or ask for the manager and tell them!

  • Help a neighbour with cleaning up around their yard, or planting some flowers in their garden.

  • Check the cars you walk by to see if their meter is running out. Add some pocket change if it's close to expiring.

  • When you're in line at a store and someone looks stressed or rushed, let them go in front of you.

  • Make someone a cake, a batch of cookies, or a meal and drop it off at their door, "just because".

  • Make a card and fill it out with kind thoughts and wishes. Leave it for someone random to find.

  • Get involved at a senior's home: Volunteer to read to, walk with, play board games with, or give free manicures to residents.

  • Pick some flowers (ones that can be legally picked of course ha-ha) and give them to someone to brighten their day.

  • Write a note to a friend, co-worker, teacher, your bus driver, barista etc. to tell them you appreciate them.

  • Try and smile at as many strangers you can today, it will probably make their day AND yours.

  • Offer to pay someone's bus fare when they can't find money or afford it. Keep a spare ticket or two on hand.

  • Make a dozen 'have a great day' personalized post-its and leave them around places you go.

  • Actually talk to your sales clerks. Ask them how their day is going, it can bring a smile to their face.

  • Leave a kind comment on social media. Be the person who leaves a positive comment, not negative like we so often see.

  • Clean out your closet and donate some clothing. Get rid of anything you haven't worn in a few years.

  • Treat a friend to a coffee or tea. Take some time and chat with them about what's new.

  • When you ask someone how they are, actually listen for the answer. If you don't think they are fine, ask again.

  • Make your own bookmarks (or zines) and leave them in library books for others to find.

  • Donate some groceries to the local food bank. Anything helps, but try to give quality items over quantity.

  • Leave extra change at the laundromat for others to use. This can really come in handy to someone.

  • Buy or make some treats and share them with your coworkers or friends to brighten up their day.

  • Tutor someone. We all have something we excel at; figure out what yours is and offer it to your community.

  • Support your friend's activities - go to a sports game or performance and cheer them on.