25 Acts of Kindness

We can all admit to appreciating small gestures of warmth and camaraderie.

It is easy to get caught up in the busyness of our lives and daily responsibilities that we sometimes need a reminder to pass on simple acts of kindness, such as, paying someone a compliment or offering a helping hand.

As we are back to mixing outdoors, I thought this post could help spark ideas on spreading joy and positivity wherever you are i.e. at the pub, shopping centre, or just walking on the street, etc.

  1. Offer to take a person’s, a couple or a group’s picture.
  2. Hold the lift to allow someone else to jump in.
  3. Give away a gift card that you do not intend to use.
  4. Send a friend or family member a thoughtful text.
  5. Bring in a treat to share at work.
  6. Leave a generous tip to a server.
  7. Invite someone to share a table with you in a cafe/food court.
  8. Participate in a fundraiser.
  9. Compliment a stranger.
  10. Buy a homeless man/woman a meal.
  11. Leave a good review for an employer in a customer-facing role.
  12. Help a person carry groceries/shopping if you see them struggling.
  13. Donate towels and blankets to an animal shelter.
  14. Make a purchase from a local business in your community.
  15. Give up your seat on public transport for a person that is less able/struggling to stand.
  16. Take and leave a bouquet to the nursing station in a hospital – they will know who needs it most.
  17. Write a letter to a loved one and explain how they helped shape who you are today.
  18. Give busy parents a day off by hiring a housekeeper or nanny.
  19. Take the time to offer directions to someone who looks lost.
  20. Help a friend move into their new home.
  21. Going on a trip? Bring back souvenirs.
  22. Volunteer at a shelter.
  23. Run an errand for someone else.
  24. Talk to a person who is looking isolated at a party.
  25. Learn the names of people that you see every day but have little interaction with i.e. the security guard at work, the receptionist from the gym, or your neighbour that walks their dog.

Thank you for reading this post! β™₯ Showing an inch of compassion can make a significant impact on a person’s mood or self-esteem. So let’s work together to put a bright smile on a few faces! If you have more suggestions for random acts of kindness, feel free to leave a comment below πŸ™‚

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66 thoughts on “25 Acts of Kindness

    • Hi Iain πŸ€— Thank you for stopping by and reading this blog post, I appreciate it! πŸ’• Really happy that you liked this piece and found it inspirational. It is important to do an act of kindness every day, no matter how big or small.

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  1. Some lovely ideas there indeed… unknowingly I have done a few like holding the lift door for others in office or talking to the security guards in office…harmless, smallest of gestures that probably have no real impact in terms of kindness, it’s just basic humanity and courtesy…and yet it’s lost on many…thanks for sharing πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’Ÿ

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    • Hi Gibberish! 😊 Thank you for reading this post and for your comment πŸ’— I really appreciate it! I agree that the smallest of acts can be lost on so many, so it is important to be reminded of its importance πŸ™ I hope you are well and have a lovely week πŸ€—

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    • Hi! πŸ’• Lovely to meet you πŸ™‚ Thank you for reading – I’m so happy to hear that you liked it. You’re right that kindness is the most important thing! πŸ€— Hope you are well and have a lovely week ✨

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  2. Kindness is so very important, especially in today’s bustling world. And by being kind to others not only are you spreading positivity externally, but also within yourself! Thank you for spreading that positivity in this post, and across your blog!

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    • Hi Cloudss! It’s lovely to meet you – thank you for reading my post and leaving such a nice comment πŸ’• I agree with you that kindness is really important, not just for others, but for yourself to and staying positive. You have made my day with your words 😊 I apologise for my delay in reply, and I hope you are well and have a great week ✨

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    • Hi Jan! πŸ’• Thank you for reading this post and for your kind comment – you made me smile 😊 I’m so happy to hear that you like and found it insightful. It is important to spread positivity and kindness to others and ourselves. I had the pleasure of visiting your blog and I adore your website design! 🀩 So bright and inviting…keep up the great writing! πŸ’ͺπŸ’—


    • Hi Lizzy! 😊 Thank you for checking out this post and for your comment, it means so much! In regards to No.24, I am usually the person that is on her own during a party too, due to my super shy nature. Also, I’ve visited your blog and had a listen to your song “Stars” – I like the tune and piano πŸ’— hope you continue to write and make more music! Take care! ✨🌼


  3. Selfless service, service to man is the best we can do and if we do it without wanting anything in return for it, with even no thanks expected – this is something like love, like the sun that is shining to all people not asking if he or she is good or bad – just a way of giving, no business.
    Stay happy and save, my friend πŸ™‚

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    • Hi Didi 🌼
      Thank you for your comment and for reading this post πŸ’• Showing any simple act of kindness to strangers not only makes the person feel good, but it also has a positive impact on our mindset – lifting our mood.
      I hope you are staying happy and safe too, dear friend 🌷 Keep spreading your light!
      Genevieve xx

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