Warm Things Up

Warm Things Up

Distribute hand warmers, wool socks, or Evac Kits to the homeless, especially in February when the holiday season is over but the need is the greatest.

Adopt a Pet

Adopt A Pet

Have you ever thought of owning a pet? Before visiting a breeder, why not check out your local animal shelters? Cats and dogs of all shapes, sizes and personalities are available, ready and waiting for their forever homes!

Be Polite on the Road

Be Polite On The Road

Practice kindness on the road by being polite to other drivers. When a driver tries to merge into your lane, let them in with a wave and a smile. Or, if another driver makes you angry, try to let it go, instead of retaliating.

Make Dinner for Firefighters

Make Dinner For Firefighters

Firefighters risk their own health and lives every time they respond to a fire. Those who regularly risk their own lives for others' safety deserve our thanks. Thanking firefighters can be as simple as taking a dinner to your local fire station. Because fires can happen at any time, day or night, there are firefighters on duty 24 hours a day. Let them know you appreciate how they keep your community safe and bring them a homemade dinner.

Adopt a Soldier

Adopt A Soldier

Raise a soldier's spirits and make a friend by adopting a soldier as a pen pal. Showing your encouragement and gratitude for the hard work they do will be appreciated.

Hold the Door Open for Someone

Hold The Door Open For Someone

Holding the door open for someone is something they just do in old movies, right? Guess again. Holding the door open is a polite and thoughtful act you can easily do for your family, friends and even strangers, every day. Whether you’re at school, the grocery story, at work, or at home, those around you will certainly appreciate your good manners.

Be Kind To Someone You Dislike

Be Kind To Someone You Dislike

"Knowing what paint a painter uses or having an understanding of where he was in the history of where he came from doesn't hurt your appreciation of the painting." -Jodie Foster


Make an effort to be polite to someone you don't get along with. Go out of your way to say hello or have a conversation with them. Getting to know and understand him or her better might help you appreciate your differences. Before you know it you might actually have a new friend!

Forward Email Coupon

Forward Email Coupon

Next time you receive a coupon in your email, forward it on to a friend in need. If you don't need it, don't just delete it! Think of some friends or family members who might appreciate this coupon and forward it on to them.

Clean Your Room

Clean Your Room

Pick up your bedroom without being asked by a parent. Your parents will be proud of your responsibility! And chances are, you'll enjoy having a clean room!

Host an Art Show

Host An Art Show

Host your own art show and offer to feature artists who would never otherwise have the opportunity to share their work: disabled children, elderly people, those suffering with terminal illnesses. Or offer to host an art gallery for a friend who is an aspiring artist, simply to help them get their name out there and to sell some work.

Help Someone Load or Unload their Groceries

Help Someone Load Or Unload Their Groceries

As people grow older, their body begins to slow down and they become less mobile and lose their muscle strength. Simple tasks like carrying groceries or walking up and down the stairs often become a struggle for them.

Embrace Your Mistakes

Embrace Your Mistakes

"The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing." ~John Powell


Does it frustrate you when you do something wrong? Next time you make a mistake, instead of being hard on yourself, ask yourself what you can learn from it.  It won't help anyone to dwell on your mistake and feel guilty about it. Acknowledge that it happened, make amends if necessary, and move forward!

Be Kind to Yourself

Be Kind To Yourself

Be kind to yourself today and do something to treat yourself. Go visit your favorite park with your favorite book. Take a long walk to relax your mind and refresh your body. Or grab a cup of coffee at your favorite coffee shop, maybe pick up your favorite dessert on the way home from work. Take that class at the gym you've been trying to make time for. Take your loved one on a date tonight...whatever being kind to yourself looks like to you, do it today!!!

Donate Your Vehicle

Donate Your Vehicle

Do you have a vehicle you don't need or want? Maybe your car just died and it is so old it isn't worth it to pay to fix it. Or perhaps you inherited a vehicle from a relative who can no longer drive. Before you immediately decide to sell it, consider donating it to a local charity.

Host a Toy Drive

Host A Toy Drive

This holiday season collect toys and donate them to children in need. You can help a local charity, youth program, a family in need, or an orphanage tremendously by bringing them gifts to give to children. Simply choose an organization that resonates with you and host a toy drive for them!

Make Kindness Bookmarks

Make Kindness Bookmarks

Sometimes all people need to be kind is a simple reminder.

Help Keep Your Classroom Clean

Help Keep Your Classroom Clean

Let your teacher know how much you appreciate him or her by helping to keep your classroom extra clean this week.  Make it a habit to always leave a room looking nicer than you found it! Your teacher will appreciate your willingness to help, as will the cleaning staff.

Pick Up Groceries for a Neighbor

Pick Up Groceries For A Neighbor

Picking up groceries can be an especially kind act for an elderly neighbor who isn't able to get out much. Simply knock on their door and see if you can pick something up for them while you are at the store. This is most helpful to do when you know bad weather is approaching. Pick them up a couple of things that will help tide them over until a storm has passed so they don't have to venture out in the middle of terrible weather to get some dinner.

Ask Someone About Their Culture

Ask Someone About Their Culture

Do you know someone who is from a different culture than you? Perhaps they were born in a different country, speak a different language, or celebrate different holidays than you. Ask them to tell you about their cultural values and traditions.

Be Spontaneous

Be Spontaneous

Sometimes all we need in life is a little spontaneity. Make a conscious effort to act on every single thought of generosity that arises in your heart. Being kind is being happy!

Lend a Pencil to Someone

Lend A Pencil To Someone

At some point or another, most of us have felt the pressure of arriving to a class or a test and realizing that we don’t have a pencil handy!

Teach Someone a Language

Teach Someone A Language

Do you have a friend neighbor or classmate who is from another country and doesn’t speak very much English? Or perhaps you are from another place and speak a language other than English. Offer to help someone else learn to speak or read in your language. Meanwhile, you'll be able to learn a little of their language or more about the culture they come from.

Read to the Elderly

Read To The Elderly

Living a long life is a great gift to those who receive it. There are many gratifying things that come along with old age.

Learn About a New Holiday

Learn About A New Holiday

Don't know the significance behind a certain holiday celebration? Ask someone! Google it! Take the time to learn about a holiday celebration different from your own this year. Ask you classmates, coworkers, family members, neighbors and friends why the celebrate the holidays they do, and what those holidays mean to them.

Let someone go in front of you in line

Let Someone Go In Front Of You In Line

We all get busy during the day and many of us wait in line for coffee, lunch, post office, etc. Today, when you find yourself waiting in a line, let someone go in front of you. They will really appreciate the gesture and you'll feel great having done your random act of kindness.

Cook a Meal for Someone

Cook A Meal For Someone

Cook and deliver a meal to a friend who needs it. Perhaps you have a friend who is busy with a new baby or sick child. Or maybe you have neighbors across the street who just moved in--they might not have had time to go to the grocery store! Bring someone a meal and save them the time; it will be a huge stress reliever!

Let Your Teacher Know You Appreciate Him or Her

Let Your Teacher Know You Appreciate Him Or Her

“Teachers appreciate being appreciated, for teacher appreciation is their highest award.” - William Prince

Give Affirmation

Give Affirmation

Words can heal, they can bless, they can bring comfort and they can transform lives. So choose to be an affirming person.  Offer encouragement freely to your friends, co-workers, and family, and without any expectation of anything in return. You can always find something positive to say in any situation, it just depends on your perspective. Be generous with your words of affirmation to all those around you, and most importantly, to yourself.

Use Less Paper

Use Less Paper

Did you know every ton of paper that is recycled will save about 17 trees?

Read to a Child

Read To A Child

Giving your full attention to children is a simple way to show them they are loved. Reading together can also be a very relaxing way to bond with a child you care about.

Help Someone with Yard Work

Help Someone With Yard Work

Doing yard work can be a very tiring task, especially for someone who is elderly or has a physical disability. It can also be time-consuming, which might make it hard for someone who works several jobs or who has small children to maintain their yard. Why not help a family member, friend or neighbor with a chore like raking leaves, mowing the lawn, cleaning the deck or doing another task?

Help Your Teacher by Working Harder in School

Help Your Teacher By Working Harder In School

It’s safe to say that all teachers want their students to be successful and to do well in school.

Pat Someone on the Back

Pat Someone On The Back

A pat on the back can express a lot to a person. It can be a way to say “hello” to a friend, or a way to comfort someone who's had a bad day. But most often, it’s a way to congratulate someone for an achievement. Give someone recognition for something they have done with a pat on the back. A teammate who scored a goal, a friend who studied hard for a test. Let him or her know you’re proud of them!

Use Your Vacation Days

Use Your Vacation Days

Do your friends, co-workers, and family a favor and be sure to use all of your vacation days from work this year. Too often we think work is too important and we shorten a vacation or meet our family halfway through the week so we don't have to take a full week off.

Cook a Healthy Meal

Cook A Healthy Meal

Next time you make dinner for your family, make it extra special by keeping it healthy. We tend to get so busy in life that we think we don't have time to make a healthy meal; instead we think that it is easier to stop on the way home and grab something, or to throw some snacks together at home. However this is just not true!

Return a Shopping Cart

Return A Shopping Cart

There are many small things we can do in our daily lives that make other people’s lives easier. An example of this is to serve those who serve us.

Mow a Neighbor’s Lawn

Mow A Neighbor’S Lawn

“Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over it and whispers 'grow, grow.” - Talmud


Maintaining your yard can be a hard task. For people who work long hours or those who have a physical disability, keeping their grass trimmed is often hard to do. Offer to mow a neighbor’s lawn for free. You'll be helping keep your neighborhood beautiful and making a neighbor happy.

Drink More Water

Drink More Water

Here's a cool fact: Your body is nearly 70% water. The water in your body helps carry nutrients and oxygen into cells, it helps moisturize the air in your lungs, it helps protect your vital organs and helps regulate our body temperature. It is often an easy and quick fix to a headache, too! Headaches often occur due to dehydration. Drink more water and have less headaches! The bottom line is: Drink more water! It is essential to your health. And when you are healthy and energetic it is easy to be kind!

Donate $1

Donate $1

"Would you like to donate $1 to…"

It seems like we get asked this in check out lines everywhere: grocery stores; department stores; fast food restaurants. Modern technology is such that we can add one dollar on to our purchase, and that one dollar will go to the cause that store is promoting. Next time you are put in that situation, donate the dollar. You won't regret it later, and every bit counts.

Turn Off The Lights

Turn Off The Lights

Turn off the lights when you leave the room, and you will be joining millions of other environmentally conscious individuals around the world. While turning off the lights is something you should practice every day, you could also do it simultaneously with the rest of the world when you celebrate Earth Hour. To read more about this global movement, visit their website!

Donate Used Books to a Library

Donate Used Books To A Library

Many children in your community don't have access to books because of financial reasons, or because their families don't value education. That's why libraries are a great resource. Anyone can sign up for a library card and enjoy thousands of books for free.

Return Lost Belongings to the Owner

Return Lost Belongings To The Owner

“A healthy social life is found only, when in the mirror of each soul the whole community finds its reflection, and when in the whole community the virtue of each one is living” - Rudolf Steiner

Have a Lemonade Stand to Raise Funds

Have A Lemonade Stand To Raise Funds

Have a lemonade stand in your neighborhood or at a nearby grocery store and donate the money to children who might need it. Ask someone to help you find an organization that supports homeless or hungry children. Or you can donate the money raised to help fund pediatric cancer research through Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. You can help make the world a better place, regardless of your age!

Be a Friend Who Listens

Be A Friend Who Listens

If you have a friend who's going through a rough time, offer to talk about it with them over a coffee. Think of all the times you've wished you had a friend to talk to--be proactive and be that friend for someone else.

Clean Up Graffiti

Clean Up Graffiti

Cleaning up graffiti in your neighborhood or a poorer neighborhood near you is a simple way to give back to your community.

Compliment Someone

Compliment Someone

Whenever you see someone wearing a nice outfit or jewelry, give her/him a compliment. This always brings a smile to their face and gives you a nice feeling. It's a little thing but can really light up someone's day when they are feeling down.

Arrive on Time

Arrive On Time

Whether you're at school, at home or at play, using good manners will make people enjoy being around you! And what better way to display good manners than arriving on time wherever you are meant to be?

Be Polite Online

Be Polite Online

Remember to be respectful of others when you are on the internet. Whether you are writing an email or chatting online or writing on someone's Facebook or My Space page, remember to be kind, as you would if you were speaking to them in person.

Clean Out Your Closets

Clean Out Your Closets

As seasons change and styles change many of us have items in our closet that no longer fit our body or our wardrobe!  Make an effort to find unused items in your closets and drawers and donate them to a local shelter or charity organization.

Be a Positive Person

Be A Positive Person

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
~Winston Churchill