Random Acts of Kindness Don’t Have to Be Difficult or Pricey

In order to get good at random acts of kindness you need to think creatively and practice, practice, practice. I’ve already shared some ways for you to get started on your own kindness practice. What’s holding you back? Doing something for others doesn’t have to take much effort at all. It also doesn’t have to cost a dime. Let’s take a look at some ways you can reach out and brighten someone’s day in the easiest way.

Practice Kindness
  • Smile at a stranger.
  • Encourage someone who’s struggling.
  • Give a word of praise to someone who’s least expecting it.
  • Hold the elevator for someone who’s in a rush.
  • Read a child a story.
  • Listen to someone’s complaint.
  • Say a heartfelt thank you.
  • Share a friend’s creative work on social media.
  • Call someone you haven’t talked to in a long time just to say hello.
  • Leave a blog comment when you read a post that truly resonates with you.
  • Offer a homeless person your leftovers from a restaurant or bagged lunch.
  • Tell a frazzled parent what a good job they’re doing or how well-behaved their child is.
  • Give someone a hug if they say it’s okay to do so.
  • Offer to return someone’s shopping cart.
  • Share a kind word with a customer service representative, either on the phone or in-person.
  • Give up your seat to someone standing on the bus.
  • Write a short message of thanks or encouragement to a co-worker, your partner, or a random stranger.
  • Say hello to a homeless person.
  • Introduce yourself to a new neighbor or co-worker.
  • Make introductions between your contacts if you feel they could benefit each other or get along well.
  • Let someone merge in front of you when driving in heavy traffic.
  • Offer to take on someone’s work task if you have time and they seem swamped.
  • Give someone a ride.
  • Agree to an activity you might not enjoy just because someone else will love it.
  • Invite someone who would otherwise be alone to your holiday celebration.
  • Share your expert knowledge with someone who has questions and has asked for advice.

Okay, now are you ready to get out there and start sharing random acts of kindness? All of these are super-easy, low-effort and free ways to brighten someone’s day. You can do it!

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