Ideas for Random Acts of Kindness

You never know what others are truly going through, so why not take the initiative and perform a random act of kindness on a regular basis?  These acts can only help bring positive vibes to the recipient and that will carry over into their day as well. The likelihood of that random act of kindness being passed on is quite high, and your one good deed can indeed have a ripple effect with a lot of people.

In fact, the recipient of the act of kindness is not the only one to benefit. You will also reap the reward! Doing good things for others always rewards the person who does the nice act, so get in on this for maximum positivity. Here are some great ideas to get you started doing random acts of kindness.  Try any or all of these and you also will be giving yourself a gift:

Send a Real Thank You Note – If you would like to acknowledge someone who warrants a thank you – send them a card instead of thanking them in person. In our modern digital society, getting a card isn’t as commonplace as it used to be and is sure to make an impression that you took the time to write down and mail your appreciation.

Pay for Someone’s Order or Toll – If you are going through a drive-thru window at a restaurant tell the cashier that you would like to pay for the order of the person behind you.  It will be such a surprise and it will likely make that person’s day!

Take a Batch of Cookies To a Neighbor – If you have a neighbor you’d like to get to know better – why not whip up a batch of cookies and take it over to them? All too often we get caught up in our daily lives and forget about everyone else around us. It doesn’t have to be cookies – but surprising your neighbor with a small gift is a genuinely nice thing to do.

Donate to Charity Drives – There are many people in need of food, clothing and shelter. These are the basics that no one should have to go without. If you have something extra to give, why not? Donate to food drives, coat or clothing drives or give your time to various organizations that help the homeless.

Helping give others the basic necessities of life is a great thing to do and you will feel better for it.