29 Everyday Acts of Kindness

We’ve all had days where everything seems to go wrong. Then one small but impactful gesture turns everything around. Every day we have the choice to be thoughtful, to be a good person, and to be kind. Here are 29 ways you can spread kindness today:

29 Everyday Acts of Kindness: These little gestures can make someone's entire day.

  1. Compliment a friend, coworker, or stranger.
  2. Buy coffee or pay the toll for the person behind you in line.
  3. Volunteer your time.
  4. Leave inspirational post-it notes around your office, school, or neighborhood.
  5. Put change in an expired parking meter.
  6. Give positive feedback on a customer survey.
  7. Smile at a passerby on the street.
  8. Bring a sweet treat to work to share.
  9. Write a kind note and stick it in a library book you’re returning.
  10. Clean out your closet and donate clothes.
  11. Leave a server a generous tip.
  12. Write genuinely nice comments to your friends and followers on social media.
  13. Hold open the door for the person behind you.
  14. Pick up litter on the street.
  15. Offer up your seat on the bus or train.
  16. Call a family member or friend out of the blue to say hi.
  17. Donate food to your local food bank.
  18. Strike up a conversation with someone in the elevator.
  19. Plant some flowers.
  20. Run errands for your parents.
  21. Pass along a good book for someone else to enjoy.
  22. Wave politely at the car on the street that lets you merge, turn, or park.
  23. Write a handwritten letter to your friend.
  24. Help your elderly neighbor with household chores.
  25. Buy a lottery ticket for a stranger.
  26. Let the person at the store with only a few items go ahead of you.
  27. Write a recommendation for someone in your network.
  28. Offer to pick up lunch for a friend.
  29. Be kind to yourself.

By Danielle Koban: Danielle is a freelance writer with focuses in career and wellness topics. Her work has been featured in Mavenly + Co., Elana Lyn, and Her Agenda. When she’s not writing, she can be found planning her upcoming wedding and hanging out with her german shepherd, Moose. To learn more about Danielle, visit www.danielledoolen.com