Top 5 Ideas for Random Acts of Kindness Week

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By BookRenter Nicole

Random Acts of Kindness


Everyone knows how easy it is to get wrapped up in your own life, right? We slip in to bad habits and forget that we are all part of a larger community. For this very reason The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation was created. Random Acts of Kindness Week is upon us and I’d like to give you some ideas of how you can join in the movement for a more kind-hearted community.

Here are some suggestions:

  1. Send a hand-made card letting a special someone know how much you appreciate him or her.
  2. The next time you go to your favorite coffee shop, get one of your pals a drink too. When they ask, “Oh, what’s this for?” tell them, “Just because you’re you. Thanks for everything.”
  3. Volunteer! Whether it’s donating a coat or helping out at the animal shelter, volunteering is a great way to spread kindness while helping in your community.
  4. Hold the door for someone when exiting or entering a building. It’s so simple and can be easily overlooked as we rush around our daily lives.
  5. Leave some notes of inspiration somewhere for a stranger to read. Apparently, “Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty” was found written on a placemat in a restaurant, and the phrase was thereby coined! You could probably make someone smile by leaving a note at the coffee shop that says, “Smile, you’re a great person!”

Now step up to the plate and do a random act of kindness for every day of the week. And why not next week too, or all the time! Feel great about doing something good for someone else. Rack up the good karma points!

We would love to hear how you made someone smile with your random act of kindness.

For more information and ideas, check out randomactsofkindness.org.

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26 Responses to Top 5 Ideas for Random Acts of Kindness Week

  1. Shannon Mooney says:

    Great post!

  2. Jim says:

    When I was at lunch, I paid the bill for the person behind me (it was a cafeteria, so they could see what she was buying).

  3. Sandi DeGeer says:

    I helped my neighbor take her trash out as it was icy and the cans were heavy. She is an elderly lady!

  4. Dina Meyko says:

    Sometimes when I am shopping and I have extra coupons and see that the person is buying something and could use them I give away the coupons.

  5. Brandy B says:

    When I am grocery shopping I always look at what other people are buying so if I have a coupon for that item I give it to them. I am blessed to get great deals so I like to pass the blessings on. So people look at me wierd and others are very greatful :)

  6. Nicole says:

    I bought lunch for a friend the other day just because!

  7. Kristen S. says:

    I brought in cookies for the office. Thanks for the great ideas in your post!

  8. teresa harvey says:

    I went through my cupboards and closets, gathering useful items. On Friday myself and a small group of women are going downtown to seek out homeless individuals that stay away from the shelters and give them winter clothing, toiletries, and food items.

  9. Phyllis Jenkins says:

    I received a compliment about how nice I looked from a women standing in line with me at the bank. I was taken by surprise and just giggle snorted my stunned reply as a question, “I do?!!!”
    I should have said thank you to this woman’s RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS.

  10. Jesse says:

    left a dollar on my roommate’s desk ^_^

  11. Ciara Weaver says:

    For my daughters teacher on Valentines day, I purchased her some flowers to show my appreciation on what a wonderful teacher she is for my daughter. I let her know that I will surely miss her next year!

  12. Ana Koodray says:

    I bought a breakfast bagel for my co-worker today, just because!

  13. Megan says:

    I try to do these random acts of kindness consistently.

  14. Betty says:

    I always share part of my lunch w/a classmate because she doesn’t seem to be able to afford food sometimes.

  15. Amy Brown says:

    I like the idea and try to put forth and instill in my children!!

  16. lindsey adams says:

    my husband writes me notes a few times a week, I love it :)

  17. Diana says:

    I washed my daughter’s clothes today – random for me

  18. Tanya says:

    A man was asking for change on the street to buy something to eat. I don’t carry cash or change with me, but I did have my debit card, so I bought a big lunch for him. He was so happy and thankful..I felt great!

  19. Nicole says:

    Today i was getting out of my car to put some money in the meter as i was going to the coffee shop & the lady next to me at her meter had no change for her meter so i gave her a some change to help her out. It was a great feeling to do something so simple & help her out.

  20. Becky says:

    Compliment at least one person every day!

  21. brittany says:

    I made breakfast for someone for their birthday. It was totally unexpected and they were very grateful..

  22. Marsha Webb says:

    Love this post and love reading all of the comments!

  23. Yen Nguyen says:

    i like telling my friends about sales or coupons to places they normally shop at.

  24. Elizabeth says:

    I definitly want to try this at my school :) sticky notes on the bathroom stalls with happy messages = smiles.

  25. Renee J. says:

    My UPS delivery guy is the best! I gave him a Thank You card with some scratch off tickets and some money inside saying GOOD LUCK :) ! I love to surprise people especially when they least expect it!

  26. shawn says:

    A little senior lady forgot where she had parked her car in the grocery store parking lot….I felt so sorry for her so I searched up and down, isle after isle….she had given me the correct color of the car but not the correct make or color of the little ball she had said was on her antenna. Finally, found it after 20min of searching….only because of that little ball on the antenna. She was so happy and I was happy to help.