28 Random Acts of Kindness

Originally written for Blogtober and Blogmas, but there’s no need to wait for an occasion to be kind. Here are 4 weeks worth of Random Acts of Kindness. There are 28 different ideas that don’t have to cost very much or anything at all. Let me know if you try any. Why should we do it?  Just because, it’s nice to be nice.

With people getting stressed, worrying about money and what presents to buy people, why not take a step back this year and give the simpler things in life.

1. Take someone out for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea
2. Give a cake/bag of cookies to a checkout assistant
3. Give a small gift to a teacher
4. Donate something to a charity shop
5. Send a “thinking of you” card through the post
6. Compliment someone
7. Give someone flowers

woman holding a jar of flowers
Give someone flowers

8. Send a Thank you card through the post
9. Donate a tin of food to your local pet charity in the supermarket
10. Smile and say hello to people that you pass today
11. Offer to do or help with someone’s shopping
12. Buy someone a lottery ticket or scratch card
13. Tell an author, artist or musician how much you love their work and why
14. Buy a homeless person a hot drink

homeless man
Buy a homeless person a hot drink

15. Send an “I love you” card to your parents no matter how old you are
16. Donate something to a homeless shelter
17. Offer to babysit for someone
18. Give Blood
19. Invite someone to Sunday lunch
20. Take cookies or cakes to work even if it isn’t your birthday
21. Phone a friend

phone-a-friend
Phone a friend

22. Donate to the food bank
23. Send someone a small “I saw this and thought of you” gift
24. Host a tea party or coffee morning
25. Share a cake or cookie recipe with someone
26. Leave a book on a park bench, bus or train for someone else to enjoy
27. Take part in the Rucksack Project
28. Message 5 of your friends that you haven’t spoken to for a while just to say “Hi, how are you?”

books apple and flowers on a bench
Leave a book on a park bench for someone to enjoy


Do you have any more suggestions for random acts of kindness?

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