Monday, 9 May 2016

50 Simple acts of kindess


‘Throw kindness around like confetti’ – Unknown

I really believe that people are kind in their core, but we often get so lost in our own lives that we forget to credit those around us. My career has shown me that you never know what someone else may be going through and perception will show you nothing of someone’s true struggles. I've also learnt through my own experiences that it can take something very small to make someone's whole day. I think we could all be a little kinder both to those we love and to strangers. Here are 50 simple ways to start sharing the love today.
  1. Buy coffee for the person behind you in the queue
  2. Donate something to your local food bank
  3. Compliment a stranger
  4. Donate your old clothes
  5. Listen
  6. Tweet someone you admire and let them know
  7. Send your friend some snail mail
  8. Leave meaningful blog comments
  9. Ask someone how their day is
  10. Donate to a Kickstarter campaign
  11. Hug someone who needs it
  12. Start emails with well wishes
  13. Volunteer your time
  14. Make someone a cup of tea
  15. Carry someone’s bag
  16. Dish out smiles and high fives
  17. Invest time into people you care about
  18. Give cards for every achievement
  19. Write a note of encouragement
  20. Cook for someone
  21. Lend out your books
  22. Pick up a colleagues workload if appropriate
  23. Make something for someone
  24. Send old photos to your grandparents
  25. Pick up litter in your local area
  26. Use your skillset to offer help – I’m an event manager so I plan parties for friends and families where possible
  27. Take part in a charity project e.g. The Big Knit
  28. Donate Blood
  29. Become an Organ Donor
  30. Plant a tree
  31. Looking for a pet? Adopt rather than breed to re-home an orphaned or abandoned animal
  32. If you have long hair you can donate it after your next haircut
  33. Leave change in a vending machine or parking machine
  34. Say Thank You
  35. Share information. If you know of a job vacancy and someone looking, connect the dots
  36. Give a big tip
  37. Offer advice when you think someone really needs it
  38. Bake something for someone
  39. Raise awareness of a charity
  40. Make a motivational mixtape for your girl gang
  41. Order Pizza for your neighbour
  42. Hand out positive post it notes
  43. Clean someone’s car
  44. Share your umbrella
  45. Leave notes in library books for the next reader – this is particularly kind if it’s a university library, I found one of these at 4am whilst I was studying and it meant so much to me
  46. Lend out your pens
  47. Teach someone your skill for free
  48. Be a study buddy – another kind thing to do as a student
  49. Spread positivity around
  50. Spontaneously help those around you, opportunities for kindness pop up everywhere!

Are there any you would add to this list? What do you do to make someone’s day?
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4 comments

  1. Ugh natalie this was so lovely to read and it's amazing to me that you found 50 things for the list. I love the one about the notes in books- have you heard of Carrie's hopeful notes? It's a really similar idea and it's lovely. This has legit made my day and I agree 100% with everything on it!x

    Love,

    Anne // A Portrait Of Youth

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    1. I haven't heard of Carrie's hopeful notes but I will get on Google now! Thanks x

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  2. I absolutely LOVE this! I try to be a ray of sunlight to those around me in stressful situations and I will definitely need to try these! Hmmm... I would add randomly tell your friends and/or friends how much they mean to you via text or e-mail.

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