Practice Random Acts Of Kindness

Practicing random acts of kindnessWhen was the last time you intentionally practiced a random act of kindness? How about the last time someone was randomly kind to you? Do you have to think about it? That means it is your time to make someones day. I want to offer you some ways you can practice random acts of kindness. The thought behind your act of kindness is to motivate the next person to pay it forward. Your turn will come when it is payed back to you…Karma baby!

“If WE ALL DO one random act of kindness daily, WE JUST MIGHT SET THE WORLD IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.” ~ Martin Kornfeld

Pay It Forward

  • When you are in the drive thru line at your local coffee shop…pay for the person behind you
  • Donate clothes, books and other items to a shelter
  • Donate food to the homeless
  • Bring a snack into work to share
  • Make dinner for a sick friend or new mom
  • Pay the toll for the next 3 people in line
  • Write a letter to a grandparent or old friend
  • Pick fresh flowers for a friend
  • Help out at a nursing home or animal shelter
  • Give your time to a food bank
  • Leave a toy at the children’s hospital
  • Smile at a stranger
  • Give a compliment
  • Hold the door for someone
  • Leave school supplies at a local school for kids in need
  • Buy diapers for a new mom or a low income family
  • Ship a care package to a soldierPractice random acts of kindness
  • Leave quarters at the laundromat or a parking meter
  • Give a scarf to someone in need on a cold day
  • Shovel a neighbors driveway
  • Randomly thank a teacher
  • Offer your seat
  • Bake for the local firefighters
  • Forgive mistakes
  • Stop a negative conversation
  • Pick up litter
  • Donate to a charity
  • Donate blood
  • Tip generously to your waiter(ess)
  • Give positive feedback to someone
  • Ask someone how their day is going

There are so many ways to pay it forward. All it takes is 1 act of kindness to make someones day. I promise it will make your day too. We can make the world a better place, one person at a time.

KINDNESS “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest accomplishment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~Unknown

I would love to hear how you are going to pay it forward. Let your random act of kindness motivate others!

I hope this post finds you healthy and happy.

You are special…pass it on.

Rachel Grace

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  1. Dan says:

    I love random acts of kindness! Just little things like picking up something for someone else. They are always so thankfull. reading this was a nice refreshing reminder that the world is a decent place full of good people

  2. Yvonne says:

    I love how such seemingly small actions have have such a big impact on both the person doing the kind act and on the person receiving the kindness. Thank you for this post – this has inspired me to practice more random acts of kindness!

  3. Sarah says:

    Hi Rachel. I’ve been listening to the Zig Ziglar podcast and the latest show was all about consciously doing those things that make us more likeable to others, basically acts of kindness in how we speak, the actions we take, and always considering the feelings of others. So today I have attempted to smile at everyone I pass and speak even to strangers in all my interactions. It seems to be working! You bring up a great point, especially since the US has been so divided lately. Many people have been promoting acts of kindness so that we are not so spiteful because of our personal views. Thanks!

    • Rachel Grace says:

      Thank you Sarah! I know it means a lot to me when someone does even the smallest act of kindness for me. Considering the feelings of others can change your attitude and open doors to greater things in life…you never know.

  4. Danelle says:

    This is a great reminder that little acts of kindness can turn someone’s day around and make a big difference! Thanks for this post and reminding us to be kind!

  5. Lauren says:

    It is kind of funny that random acts of kindness aren’t really random in some ways since we do have to plan to do them but they are often spontaneous. I think that if everyone made an effort to do this every day we would be far less angry and disappointed, and would know that others do truly care. Thank you for reminding me!

  6. Enid says:

    What a great reminder. Life gets so busy, sometimes we become so focused on our little space. It feels so good to look up and truly see around us and interact with the world at large in a positive way.

  7. Helen Doyle says:

    Rachel, it’s a shame that so many don’t think like you do. Random acts of kindness help the world spin. I know I feel pleasure both in receiving one and giving one.

    I have read your list and find I do many of these and now have a few extra to perform! I take after my dad in talking to everyone especially strangers as I can only know so many people and the stranger pool is endless in numbers. Sometimes they look askance at me but usually we have a pretty good conversation. I have made many good friends this way.

    Many of these items are just good old fashioned manners such as holding the door. I must admit when someone enters a building or room just in front of me and lets the door go I tend to make a reasonably loud caustic remark. A bad habit but better than getting in front of them and slamming a door in their face.

    We don’t need to shovel snow over here but when we visited dad in Canada we were out doing his and all his neighbours’ driveways. And Pete in shorts. In Calgary it was -20F. He never used to feel the cold.

    While in Vancouver I asked my very good older friend how her day was. She had to sit down for a moment and then said ‘no-one ever asks me this’!

    Karma, you hit it spot on.


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