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#lovewhereyoulive – Acts of Kindness

“As each has received a gift, use it to serve on another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” – 1 Peter 4:10

  1. Pay it Backward: buy coffee for the person behind you in line.
  2. Compliment the first three people you talk to today.
  3. Send a positive text message to five different people right now.
  4. Donate old towels or blankets to an animal shelter. You can also purchase extra dog or cat food and bring it there as well. 
  5. Surprise a neighbor with freshly baked cookies or treats!
  6. Plant a tree! Make a difference in your environment and community. 
  7. Let someone go in front of you in line who only has a few items.
  8. Leave a gas gift card at a gas pump.
  9. Leave quarters at the laundromat.
  10. Encounter someone in customer service who is especially kind? Take an extra five minutes to tell their manager.
  11. Leave unused coupons next to corresponding products in the grocery store.
  12. Try to make sure every person in a group conversation feels included.
  13. Write a kind message on your mirror with a dry erase marker for yourself, your significant other or a family member.
  14. Smile at five strangers.
  15. Send a gratitude email to a coworker who deserves more recognition.
  16. Know parents who could use a night out? Offer to babysit for free.
  17. Return shopping carts for people at the grocery store.
  18. Have a clean up party at a beach or park.
  19. Leave a kind server the biggest tip you can afford.
  20. Everyone is important. Learn the names of your office security guard, the person at the front desk and other people you see every day. Greet them by name. 
  21. Write your partner a list of things you love about them.
  22. Find opportunities to give compliments. It costs nothing, takes no time, and could make someone’s entire day. Don’t just think it. Say it.
  23. Take flowers or treats to the nurses’ station at your nearest hospital.
  24. Keep an extra umbrella at work, so you can lend it out when it rains.
  25. Send a ‘Thank you’ card or note to the officers at your local police or fire station.
  26. Take muffins or cookies to your local librarians.
  27. Run an errand for a family member who is busy.
  28. Leave a box of goodies in your mailbox for your mail carrier.
  29. Email or write to a former teacher who made a difference in your life.
  30. When you hear that discouraging voice in your head, tell yourself something positive — you deserve kindness too!