Why wait for an event to show kindness to others? Even the smallest act of kindness can change a life. Check out some ideas below on how you can show kindness daily to those around you.
No act of kindness is too small. The gift of kindness may start as a small ripple that over time can turn into a tidal wave affecting the lives of many.
  • Give an unexpected compliment

  • Let someone go in front of you in line

  • Get 30 free "You Matter" cards and give them out - https://youmattermarathon.com/

  • Post inspirational sticky notes around your neighborhood, office, school, etc.

  • Surprise a neighbor with freshly baked cookies or treats

  • Donate to a local food bank

  • Send someone a handwritten letter or postcard

  • Draw inspiring chalk messages on the sidewalk/driveway

  • Bring flowers to a neighbor, teacher, nursing home, doctors office, etc

  • Paint rocks/stones with inspirational pictures or sayings, then they leave them in public places for people to find

  • Volunteer your time

  • Pay for someone's meal

  • Say something encouraging to a parent who’s struggling with rambunctious kids in public

  • Hand out disposable water bottles to people working outside on a hot day

  • Pass along a compliment to a service worker’s boss

  • Give an extra tip and write an encouraging note along with it

  • Bring treats to your local fire station, police station, or hospital

  • Participate in a charity walk or run

  • Give blood

  • SMILE :) - “We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” - Mother Teresa