Even the smallest act of kindness can make a huge impact on someone else’s day, as well as make you feel good for doing it. The world needs more kindness, you never know what is going on in someone’s life. It doesn’t have to be too big or expensive to pass on a little positivity. If you’re stuck on ideas, here are 8 ways you incorporate a little kindness into your life.
#1 Pay someone a compliment
Whether it is a nice text, an email to a coworker, or a verbal comment in person, tell someone something that you admire about them. It’ll be sure to make their day.
#2 Tell a friend or family member you appreciate them
Often we neglect to pay respect to our closest friends or families because we see them most days. Take a minute to contact a friend or family member and let them know how much you appreciate them.
#3 Pay someone’s bill
It doesn’t have to be a large bill, it could simply be a coffee or a small item at the local shop. This is a great way to surprise someone with kindness and make their day.
#4 Write a letter
Perhaps there is a friend you have not spoken to in a while, or an elderly relative who does not use the internet? A handwritten letter never gets old. Take some time out of your day and put pen to paper. Ask them how they are, and update them on what you have been up to. We rarely get a post that is not some sort of bill, so a letter will be well received.
#5 Bring treats for your coworkers
What better way to show kindness than to bring treats into your office? It can get pretty mundane when you work in an office, and unexpected sweet treats will be sure to brighten the mood (and win them over!)
#6 Donate to a good cause
Is there a cause that is close to your heart? There are many great charities run by local families, like America’s Health Group Jason Price who would be delighted to receive help. Alternatively, you can find charity events or volunteer roles to get involved with.
#7 Have a coffee with your mailman
Your mailman delivers your post every single day, but have you ever had a conversation with them? Next time you have a minute, why not put the kettle on and offer them a hot drink? Alternatively, you could leave them a thank you note or a snack. They will be delighted.
#8 Do someone’s chores
Whether it’s your mum, dad, grandparents, or roommate, why not do one of their chores for them? You probably know how tedious chores can be, which is why it is a great act of kindness and surprise when you do it for someone else. The best thing is, it doesn’t cost any money, only a little time. You could wash the dirty dishes, fold the laundry, or even vacuum.
Being kind does not have to cost anything but a little bit of time. Think outside the box and see where you can incorporate more kindness into your day.