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.

Be a Role Model

Be A Role Model

Be a good role model for your friends, classmates and siblings. Being aware of your actions will help you set a good example to those who look up to you.

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.

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.

Help Someone Find a Job

Help Someone Find A Job

Looking for a job can be overwhelming and frustrating, which is why when someone offers to help you it means so much! If a friend or colleague recently lost their job or is looking to re-enter the job market after a number of years away, offer to help!

Collect Canned Food for a Food Bank

Collect Canned Food For A Food Bank

Take some time out to appreciate all that you have, and also to recognize that others aren't always as fortunate. There are so many people for whom putting dinner on the table is a daunting task. Many people are struggling to find a job and provide for their family. You can help!

Start a Kindness Journal or Blog

Start A Kindness Journal Or Blog

"No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted." -Aesop

Weed a Flower Bed

Weed A Flower Bed

The surrounding atmosphere can be a very important factor in building a strong and successful community.

Host an International Student

Host An International Student

There are numerous international study programs at both high schools and colleges around the world. Some programs last two weeks, others are for a whole school year. While some are summer programs, others are semester-long. If there is an option at your school to host a foreign student, why not volunteer?

Write a Letter to Someone Who Made a Difference in Your Life

Write A Letter To Someone Who Made A Difference In Your Life

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." -Albert Schweitzer.

Help Restore a Hiking Trail

Help Restore A Hiking Trail

There are numerous National Parks and Forests, Wildlife Preserves, State and Regional Parks all over the world. People will often travel from foreign countries to visit some of the more famous parks: Banff National Park in Canada; Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Rocky Mountain National Parks in the US; Lake Victoria in Africa. Occasionally the trails in these parks need some repairs and maintenance: picking up loose trash, moving trees off the trail, restoring rock retaining walls, etc.

Share a Music Playlist with a Friend

Share A Music Playlist With A Friend

It’s not always easy to express how you feel with words. Sometimes music can say so much more than you can.

Write a Poem For Someone Special

Write A Poem For Someone Special

Sometimes it’s hard to put into words how much we care about someone. A poem can be a great way to express just how you feel.

Donate Percentage of Receipts

Donate Percentage Of Receipts

Merchants have a wonderful opportunity to invite their customers to help them raise money for a charity or cause. If you own a restaurant, cafe, clothing boutique, pet store, convenience store, etc., you have the unique ability to raise far more money than just one person could ever donate.

Offer Free Photo Session

Offer Free Photo Session

Most people treasure photos of their families and friends. Many people send out holiday greetings with pictures of their loved ones each year. Some even create personalized calendars for their relatives with each month featuring different pictures of their family.

Hand Out "Help Coupons"

Hand Out "Help Coupons"

Make your own coupons that can be redeemed for free help and then hand them out to your family and friends! Make a coupon for free dish-washing, vacuuming the house, a homemade dinner, free pet-sitting, or babysitting, etc. Tailor them to fit your friends' needs! If your best friend hates to do laundry, give him or her a coupon for one free load of laundry. Pick it up, take it to the laundromat, fold it and bring it back!

Host a Cookie Exchange

Host A Cookie Exchange

It's that time of year again! This year, host a cookie exchange with a purpose. Get your friends together to bake a whole bunch of different kinds of holiday cookies, but instead of just bringing your portion home share with your family, donate them! Bring some holiday cheer to your local hospital. Or you could charge a "fee" at the door and donate the money your guests bring to your favorite charity.  If you love to bake, this is your chance to use that skill to help others!

Say Something Nice About Someone

Say Something Nice About Someone

How often do you find yourself in a situation where people are saying mean things about someone else, behind his or her back? It might happen at school, during your soccer or baseball practice, or when you’re playing at a friend’s house.

Help Change a Tire

Help Change A Tire

The next time you are driving and see someone stopped on the side of the road with a flat tire, pull over and offer to help change it. If nothing else you can lend your cell phone or perhaps an extra towel or two to kneel on. Wait with the person until help comes, or help them change it yourself.

Build a House

Build A House

Help build a house for someone in need with Habitat for Humanity. Donate as little as one Saturday of your time and you can say you helped build a home for someone. Or you can help with home repairs or re-modeling. There are numerous ways to get involved with Habitat for Humanity.

Offer Your Seat on a Plane

Offer Your Seat On A Plane

Air travel can be quite frustrating these days with long lines at security and over-booked flights. You can help make someone's experience better. If your flight is over-booked, volunteer to take the next one.

Share a Toy or Game

Share A Toy Or Game

"Sharing is caring." This phrase may sound a little silly, but there's a lot of truth to it! Sharing can be a very simple act of kindness, but it will really make the person you share with feel valued.

Help Someone with their Job Search

Help Someone With Their Job Search

Trying to find a job can be extremely challenging, especially for someone who has been out of the job market for a while. If you recently found a job yourself, you might have some great insight for a friend who is out of work.

Organize a Teddy Bear Drive

Organize A Teddy Bear Drive

Did you know there are many children in your community without homes, whose families can't afford to buy them toys?

Be a Welcoming Neighbor

Be A Welcoming Neighbor

“...A community needs a soul if it is to become a true home for human beings. You, the people must git it this soul.” - Pope John Paul II

Rake Your Neighbor's Yard

Rake Your Neighbor's Yard

Offer to rake your neighbor's leaves, or to mow their lawn. While you are raking your own lawn, don't be afraid to just keep going and rake your neighbor's yard, too! This can be a particularly helpful kind act if your neighbors are elderly, or if they are just really busy and often away from the house. Do it while they are out and think how surprised they will be when the get home to a beautifully raked yard!

Bring Flowers to Someone

Bring Flowers To Someone

"Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity" -John Ruskin


Are you part of a garden or craft club?  Make floral arrangements for a senior center, nursing home or hospital. You don't have to know someone to bring them flowers, beautiful flowers will brighten anyone's day!

Bring a treat to your neighbor or your co-workers

Bring A Treat To Your Neighbor Or Your Co Workers

Bring a treat to work, to school, or to your neighbor today! Surprise your coworkers with a homemade treat, coffee, donuts, fresh fruit, or cookies.·Bringing a small treat like homemade bread or cookies for your coworkers, classmates, and neighbors will really make them feel valued and appreciated. ·If you’ve got the time to bake, great! If not, make a quick stop on your way to work or school and pick up some goodies, or invite your neighbor over for coffee!

Introduce Yourself to a New Classmate

Introduce Yourself To A New Classmate

Have you ever been new at a school? Then maybe you know what it's like to be in a new environment, around new people. Being the new kid can often be stressful or even scary. Some kids have a hard time adjusting to new schools because they are shy or aren't very good at making new friends.

Take Shorter Showers

Take Shorter Showers

The average American taking a five-minute shower uses more water than a typical person in a developing country slum uses in a whole day, according to the 2006 United Nations Human Development Report. For those of us who live in the United States, it’s easy to forget how precious certain resources are. Water is an example of one of the many resources we often take for granted. Preserve the world around you by using less water in your daily life. One way you can do this is by taking shorter showers.

dog leash

Dog Leash

Keep an extra dog leash in you car and when you see (and you will) see someone looking for their dog or trying to get their dog home without a leash, stop an give them your spare. They will truly feel like a miracle has just happen.

Bring Someone a Souvenir

Bring Someone A Souvenir

When you take a trip, bring a souvenir home for someone who doesn't expect it. Even the smallest trinket will remind them that you care about them.

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.

Donate Used Clothing

Donate Used Clothing

Did you know 23.8 billion pounds of used clothing is put into U.S. landfills each year?

Pay Someone's Toll

Pay Someone's Toll

We've all been there: waiting in a long line of cars at a toll booth, sometimes for up to an hour or more, simply waiting to pay our toll so we can get on to our destination. Traffic on a summer weekend or during the holidays can be awful. Why not make someone's experience a little more pleasant and pay their toll for them?

Write a Positive Note to a Classmate

Write A Positive Note To A Classmate

"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you will help them become what they are capable of becoming."- Goethe

Be Grateful

Be Grateful

"Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well."
~Voltaire


Be a grateful person. Make it a habit to thank the people who touch your life, even for the little things.

Help Other Shoppers

Help Other Shoppers

People come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes we are too short to reach the item on the top shelf, and sometimes we are too tall or inflexible to reach the items on the bottom shelf. The next time you are shopping take notice of the other shoppers around you. Is someone having difficultly reaching an item? Help them.

Obey Your Parents

Obey Your Parents

Obeying your parents isn’t always easy. It can be hard to stop and do something they have asked you to when you are in the middle of playing a video game or watching your favorite T.V. show.

Offer the Handyman a Drink

Offer The Handyman A Drink

At some point in time, we've all had to call the handyman to help us out. The kitchen sink backs up, or a leaky faucet gets worse; a window needs to be reinforced or the furnace needs replacing. The next time someone is at your house fixing something, offer them a drink or a snack. Let them know you appreciate the work they are doing for you.

Help Someone Move

Help Someone Move

If you’ve ever moved, you probably know how tiring it can be. Do you know someone who is moving? Perhaps you have some good friends are moving to another city, or a close neighbor who is moving to a different community.

Collect Coats to Donate

Collect Coats To Donate

In many areas of the world, the holiday season is a cold one! Collect coats this winter to donate to a local homeless shelter. If you live in a warm place, you could collect lighter clothing to donate: t-shirts, shorts, sandals, etc. No matter where you live, you can donate something to help make someone's holiday season a little more "merry." 

Pet-Sit for Free

Pet Sit For Free

For pet-owners, one of the most stressful things about planning a vacation is the ever-present question "What are we going to do with the pets while we are gone?" There are many boarding facilities that offer wonderful accommodations for pets but they can be expensive, especially if you are planning to be gone for a week or more.

Give Someone a Vacation

Give Someone A Vacation

Give someone the gift of rest and relaxation. Do you have a co-worker who needs a break? Arrange for them to use one of your personal vacation days. Has it been years since your sister had a quiet weekend away with her spouse? Offer to watch their kids and buy them a gift card to their favorite hotel. Help someone you care about relax and get away.

Make Your Office Peaceful

Make Your Office Peaceful

Create a peaceful and approachable space in your office. Be that person that others can come to to talk about a problem, or share ideas and receive inspiration.

Adopt a Star

Adopt A Star

This is a great way to let a loved one know they are special to you: adopt a start in their name! There are numerous organizations that provide this service, but a couple of them are non-profits and the fee you pay to adopt the star will actually go to supporting scientific research on the stars you adopt.

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.

Rub a Loved One's Back

Rub A Loved One's Back

After a long day at work or tiresome load of homework or housework, being able to relax with another person is often the best thing that can relieve you. Just making contact with someone else can be relaxing, whether that is simply having a conversation with someone, giving them a hug, or even taking the time to rub their back.

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!!!

Measure your Carbon Footprint

Measure Your Carbon Footprint

Do you know how your personal choices can influence how the environment behaves? Do you have habits you can change in order to help the environment?