25 random acts of kindness
Acknowledge other acts of kindness
Mentor a child
Make a difference in a child’s life by volunteering your time for tutoring or playtime activities. If you don’t know a needy child, check with your local social service organizations.
Put someone else first
Surprise someone in line at the grocery store, post office or coffee shop by letting them step in front of you.
Share your coupons
Have coupons you’re not using or are willing to donate? Leave those extra coupons in the grocery store aisle alongside the products. You’ll help another family save a little money.
Reward good service
The next time you get great service at a restaurant or café, leave a good tip and a little extra—ask to speak to the manager and tell them how great your server was.
Say it with flowers
Bring an armload of fresh flowers to work, and give each coworker a blossom and your wish for a great day.
Stop buying plastic water bottles
Did you know that Americans buy an average of 50 billion plastic water bottles each year and only about 40 percent are recycled? That means 30 billion water bottles end up in landfills, rivers and oceans every year. Do the earth and your neighborhood a favor by saying no to plastic bottles and yes to reusable ones.
Recognize your custodian
You might not see the person who cleans your office each night, but you can express your appreciation by leaving a small box of chocolates and a thank-you note.
Give other drivers the right of way
It’s the law, but not always a common practice. The next time you’re behind the wheel let other drivers change lanes, merge and have the right of way. You’ll avoid stress and accidents.
Buy coffee for a stranger
The next time you buy coffee at your favorite shop, pay for the person standing behind you, or someone who looks like they’re having a difficult day.