Battle Creek Kindness

Do something nice for no other reason than to share the gift of kindness!

114 Ways to be kind to someone

114 Ways to be kind to someone

  1. Teach children to do random acts of kindness.
  2. Donate to a food pantry.
  3. Pay for the meal of the person behind you in the drive- through.
  4. Volunteer to be a tutor in a school.
  5. Invite someone to go to church with you.
  6. Offer a couple of hours of baby-sitting to parents.
  7. Remember the bereaved with phone calls, cards, plants, and food.
  8. Pay off someone’s lay away balance at a department store.
  9. Stop by a nursing home, and visit a resident with no family nearby.
  10. Be a good neighbor. Take over a baked treat or stop by to say "Hello."
  11. Transport someone who can’t drive.
  12. Mow a neighbor’s grass.
  13. Say something nice to everyone you meet today.
  14. Send a treat to a school or day-care center
  15. Do one of your spouse’s chores and tell him or her that you just wanted them to know how much you appreciate all the things that they do for you and your family.
  16. Make an effort to smile at everyone for a whole day, then for a whole week, then a for an entire month.
  17. Send home a note telling parents something their child did well.
  18. Volunteer to read to students in the classroom
  19. Incorporate kindness into the curriculum at area schools, day care centers, or children’s classes in faith organizations.
  20. Tell your children why you love them.
  21. Pat someone on the back.
  22. Teach children morning and nighttime prayers.
  23. Give blood.
  24. Call or visit a homebound person.
  25. Give another driver your parking spot.
  26. Tell your employers how much you appreciate their work.
  27. Let your staff leave work an hour early.
  28. Give a pair of tickets to a baseball game or concert to a stranger.
  29. Adopt a student who needs a friend, checking in periodically to see how things are going.
  30. Write a note to the boss of someone who has helped you, praising the employee.
  31. Call an estranged family member.
  32. Volunteer to fix up an elderly couple’s home.
  33. Be a friend to a new student or coworker
  34. Renew an old friendship by sending a letter or small gift to someone you haven’t talked with in a long time.
  35. For one week, act on every single thought of generosity that arises spontaneously in your heart, and notice what happens as a consequence.
  36. Invite someone new over for dinner
  37. Let the person behind you in the grocery store go ahead of you in line
  38. When drivers try to merge into your lane, let them in with a wave and a smile.
  39. Create a craft project or build a bird house with a child.
  40. Give a bag of groceries to a homeless person.
  41. Plant a tree in your neighborhood.
  42. Make a list of things to do to bring more kindness into the world, and have a friend make a list. Exchange lists and do one item per day for a month.
  43. Use an instant camera to take people’s photographs at a party or community event, and give the picture to them.
  44. As you go about your day, pick up trash.
  45. Send a gift anonymously to a friend.
  46. Slip a $20 bill to a person who you know is having financial difficulty.
  47. Take an acquaintance to dinner.
  48. Offer to take a friend’s child to ball practice.
  49. Waive late fees for the week.
  50. Do the dishes.
  51. Donate clothes.
  52. Wash a friend’s car.
  53. Smile and say hello to a stranger. Take time out to look them in the eye and acknowledge them.
  54. Visit a friend you haven’t talked to in a while.
  55. Visit a respite home for the elderly and talk to those who are lonely.
  56. If you provide services for a living, provide those services pro-bono.
  57. Forgive someone who might have wronged you in the past. Go out of your way to make them feel special.
  58. Be a mentor.
  59. Walk someone’s dog.
  60. Babysit for free.
  61. Clean someone’s house
  62. Loan your favorite book to someone.
  63. Mow someone’s lawn.
  64. Cook a nice meal for a friend.
  65. Write a nice note to someone and give it to them.
  66. Open the door for someone.
  67. Let someone go ahead of you in line.
  68. Call your parents, spouse, and friends and tell them how much you care.
  69. Carry someone’s groceries.
  70. Grocery shop for someone who is homebound.
  71. Give away sporting equipment you don’t use.
  72. Teach a skill to someone.
  73. E-mail a friend a list of ten things you love (respect) about him or her)
  74. Offer to take out and bring in the garbage weekly for a neighbor who can’t easily do it.
  75. Relieve a caregiver for an afternoon.
  76. Offer to take library books to a nursing home.
  77. Wash the neighbor’s windows.
  78. Rake someone’s leaves.
  79. Donate blood.
  80. Help an unemployed person compose a resume and set up a mock interview.
  81. Offer someone a ride in a safe setting.
  82. Weed someone’s yard or garden.
  83. Send thank you notes to those people who influenced your life; teachers, bosses, etc.
  84. Invite the less fortunate to dinner.
  85. Frame a meaningful photo and give it to a friend or family member.
  86. Pay for coffee or meal for the person in line behind you.
  87. Donate to a cause you care about.
  88. Leave a generous tip next time you go out to dinner.
  89. Give a lottery ticket to a stranger.
  90. Offer to clean a friend’s house.
  91. Buy movie tickets for the person behind you.
  92. Pick up someone’s tab the next time you dine out.
  93. Buy a caregiver lunch.
  94. Plant a flower garden for an elderly neighbor.
  95. Provide hats, gloves, and socks to homeless people or a shelter.
  96. Give away a brand-new basketball to a kid on the playground.
  97. Pay someone’s mortgage for a month.
  98. Help a student with their tuition.
  99. Send someone you love on a dream vacation.
  100. Pay someone’s car payment.
  101. Buy a savings bond and give it away.
  102. Purchase gift cards to your favorite restaurants and give them away.
  103. Buy groceries for a single mom, dad, or family.
  104. Purchase a year’s worth of lawn service for someone.
  105. Pay off someone’s bills.
  106. Take a family grocery shopping.
  107. Buy someone a dream vacation.
  108. Pay someone’s tax bill.
  109. Surprise someone with a large cash gift.
  110. Bring flowers to work and share them coworkers.
  111. Volunteer at an agency that needs help.
  112. Pay a compliment at least once a day.
  113. Be cheerful. Make others feel good.
  114. Pray for everyone everyday.