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View our collection of kindness ideas
Pay Bills Online
Save paper, water, gasoline while reducing greenhouse gases!
Compliment Drivers on How Well They Parked
See a car that’s parked inside the lines? Show the driver some love.
Text Someone Good Morning or Good Night
Kick-start someone’s day and/or make sure it ends on the right note.
Run Errands in Clusters
Instead of running errands as they come to mind, save time and reduce fuel costs by doing them in a group
Find Out Something New About a Coworker
When you see someone almost every day, it can be easy to get caught in the motions of familiar conversation. Make an effort to learn something new about a coworker.
Send an Encouraging Email
A sweet and simple way to boost someone’s spirits is by sending good vibes to someone’s inbox.
Paint Positive Messages on Pumpkins
What better way to combine the spirit of Halloween and kindness than the power of positivity?
Wheel Out Your Neighbor's Trash Bin
Help out your neighbors when they forget trash day
When You Write on a Piece of Paper, Use All of It
If you only write on half, rip it up and save it for later
Have A Kindness Coloring Contest
Ask your students to draw examples of random acts of kindness or illustrate what kindness means to them
Join An Online Forum
If it’s a topic you genuinely enjoy or are passionate about, share your knowledge: start discussions and answer questions for others.
Start a Fundraiser
Fundraise for a good cause and help an organization!
Use a Travel Mug for Your Morning Coffee
Not only does it keep your coffee / tea hot for longer, you can save some money while you’re saving the planet.
Use Energy Efficient Light Bulbs
If every house in the USA did this, it would be the equivalent of removing one million cars from the road
Unplug Outlets When You Go To Sleep Or Leave The House
Do you ever consider how much energy you are using when you aren’t even home? Reduce your carbon footprint by saving energy when you can!
Buy Raw, Local Honey
The bees are in trouble and we can help!
Start a Piggy Bank for a Cause
Pick a cause, get a piggy bank, and start saving.
Ride Your Bike or Walk
Multi-task like a champion: get some exercise on your errands run or daily commute.
Go To Your Favorite Spot
Make some time for yourself today
Write Down Someone’s Best Qualities
This can truly make someone’s confidence soar
Buy Lemonade from a Stand
Make sure you let the kids know how delicious it is
Leave Quarters at the Laundromat
Doing laundry can be expensive. Surprise someone and leave extra quarters next to a washer and dryer.
Write a Positive Comment on a Website or Blog
Read an awesome article or blog post? Send a little love to the author.
Turn Your Computer Off Overnight
Not only does this help the planet, but your bank account too
Help Out in the Kitchen
Whether it’s meal prep, setting the table or doing the dishes, there are a bunch of different ways you can help in the kitchen.
Try Something New
Open your heart and mind to the world.
Adjust the Thermostat in Your Home
Changing the temperature by just one degree can save you 10% on your energy use in a year
Have a Judgment Free Day
Don't try to make yourself feel better by putting someone else down
Incorporate Kindness Into Your Curriculum
We’ve got all the tools you need right here!
Praise a Local Business Online
Positive reinforcement should be shared.
Keep Your Fireplace Damper Closed
Having the damper open is like having a huge window open at all times
Memories can re-create special moments.
44 million newspapers printed in the USA are thrown away every day
Water Your Plants
Think of your plants like you do your pets - they need nutrients to survive!
Be Kind To Your Server
Introducing: the waiter rule
Gift an Inspirational Book
Have you ever read a book that changed the way you see the world? Give someone you care about the inspiration to see things differently.
Hang Clothes to Dry
Line drying your clothes is one small step towards making a difference
Switch to Paperless Mail
Reduce the amount of junk mail you get in your mailbox
Use E-Tickets for Concerts or Flights
If you have a smartphone, you should be able to access your tickets from there
Reduce Paper Usage
You don’t have to print out that email, do you?
Offset Your Carbon Footprint Whenever You Book a Flight
Flying on a plane isn’t too eco-friendly. Sometimes it’s unavoidable, so in those cases, make it up to the environment!
Start Learning A New Skill
No better time than the present: learn something new that you’ve been wanting to try but haven’t.
Use Cruise Control
It improves your mileage by at least 15% and reduces your car’s emissions!
Share Your Study Guide
Make studying more enjoyable for a friend or acquaintance or start a study group
Plant A Tree
Make a difference in your environment and life!
Don’t Jump to Conclusions
Give someone the benefit of the doubt
Choose Matches Over a Lighter
Because most lighters are disposable, 1.5 billion of them end up in landfills every year
Foster A Pet Up For Adoption
If you’re not prepared to make the leap of adopting a pet, give fostering a try! There are so many animals waiting to be placed, and your kindness can help a lot with their transition.
Bring Someone A Souvenir
Bringing someone a souvenir could be one of the most thoughtful kindness ideas!
Leave Uncarved Pumpkins on a Family’s Doorstep
You could also include kid-friendly tools for safe carving.
Start a Community Garden
Learn more about your neighbors and having a green thumb by sharing vegetables, herbs and the beauty of a garden with those around you!
Drink More Water
When you’re healthy and energetic, it is much easier to be kind.
Reuse or Personalize Gift Wrap
Make a present extra special with your personal touch!
Make a Handmade Card
Get a bunch of people to sign it for a nice personalized touch.
Organize A Cleanup Party
We live in a beautiful world! Let’s work together to keep it that way.
Have a Vegetarian Day
Don’t feel the need to give up meat for life, but do your part by having one meat-free day a week
Leave a Generous Tip
Paying it forward never goes out of style.
Use Cloth Diapers
Use cloth diapers
Plant a Vegetable and Herb Garden
It’s all about sustainability! Plus, green thumbs lead to good health
Fill a Birdhouse with Seed for Your Yard
Not only will you bring more types of birds to your yard, but you’ll help the environment in the process.
Eating locally can be a kind way of impacting local farmers and business!
Cheer On A Teammate
Cheering on a fellow teammate can have a bigger impact than you might expect...
Start an Exercise Routine
Taking care of your body is the most important thing you can do for yourself
You could give them to the library, place them in books or hand them to readers
Endorse a Skill or Leave a Positive Recommendation on LinkedIn
When it comes to job searching nowadays, every little bit helps. Assist a friend with the hunt by leaving your mark.
Bring Reusable Bags to the Grocery Store
Somewhere between 500 billion and 1 trillion plastic bags are used each year.
Be kind to our planet by being conscious about the amount of energy you are consuming.
Send A Postcard
Getting a heartfelt note will surely make someone’s day - who doesn’t love snail mail?
Write a Handwritten Letter
When was the last time you received a handwritten note? Let’s change that.
Regularly Maintain Your Vehicle
If your vehicle’s engine is running correctly, with clean filters and inflated tires, it will be more fuel-efficient.
Hold A Teddy Bear Drive
Then donate the bears to hospitals, police stations or fire departments for children in need
When you are out in nature, you are imposing on the natural habitat of many species. Be sure to be respectful of all the wild animals you see by observing at a distance, not feeding them, and leaving no trace.
Helping someone learn can be beneficial to both teacher and student!
Make A Scrapbook
Create a home for your memories - then gift it to someone or keep it for yourself
Sometimes, random acts of kindness just come to you in the moment!
Clean Your Room
A great way to show yourself kindness is by cleaning your personal space!
Use a Reusable Water Bottle
Be kind to Mother Nature and stay sustainably hydrated.
Ask a Senior About Their Past
Senior citizens have a lifetime of experiences to reflect on. Listen & learn.
Donate Used Books to a Library
Give the Gift of Literacy
Knit One, Purl One, Give One
Clean Gym Equipment
Ship a Care Package
Spread happiness and kindness via post!
Reply To A Post You Enjoy
We all get in the habit of breezing past content on social media, though it’s actually worth the effort of making the Internet a positive and constructive place.
Give A Gift Card
A generous and personalized way of showing kindness is by giving gift cards...
Buy / Borrow Second-Hand
Hand-me-downs are the way to go! This will save you some money and reduce the packaging materials used to sell something
Set Goals For Yourself
Whether its for today or the next five years, we all have goals we want to reach.
Befriend The New Kid
We all know what it feels like to be in an unfamiliar place
Visit Your Local Zoo or Aquarium
Not only is it fun and educational, but a great way to support animal conservation in our communities.
Use Public Transport
Instead of having to focus on driving, use your commute to better yourself!
Compliment a Parent on How Well-Behaved Their Child Is
Parenthood can be overwhelming, and sometimes the kind words of a stranger is all it takes to turn a mother or father’s day around.
Cook A Meal
Show someone you care about kindness from the kitchen!
Share Your Favorite Recipe
Who doesn’t love food?
Adopt, Don't Shop
If you are considering bringing a new pet into your home, there are countless animals waiting for a family to love them.
Run / Walk A 5K For A Cause
It’s such a great feeling to combine doing something good for yourself and others - help out a charity in need through exercise.
Leave A Surprise In A Library Book
Kindness sneak attack! Here’s a great RAK if you’re shy or looking to surprise someone with your same taste in literature.
Being positive in a negative situation makes you a leader
Map Out Your Family Tree
Be creative with it! Bring your relatives closer and help them understand a lineage to be proud of
Take a Walk Outside
Day or night, rain or shine, walking can always improve your mood.
Bake Someone A Cake
Give Away Your Parking Spot!
Giving up a closer parking stop to someone else can truly make someone's day!
Pick Up Trash Around Town
Garbage isn’t meant for the streets, do your part for your city and community by picking up pieces of trash every now and again.
Write Positive Sticky Notes
A simple and quick way to bright up someone's day
Leave a surprise in your mailbox for your mail carrier
It could be anything from treats to an approved gift certificate to a simple note that says, “thank you!”
Be Polite On The Road
Start telling jokes, watching cat videos on YouTube, or whatever makes you laugh!
Donate Used Towels or Blankets to a Shelter
Animal shelters are always in need of supplies. Help out by clearing out storage boxes filled with old towels and blankets.
Be a Welcoming Neighbor
Thank Someone Every Week
Write 52 thank you notes each year, one every week to a different person.