Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Random Kindness

Ever do "Random Acts of Kindness?" I was searching for ideas and I found so many websites. Below are some of the ideas I came across and really liked. I am praying that these inspire you too. :) If you have any of your own, I hope you'll comment and share!

Also provides a good article about random acts of kindness

  • Leave a bouquet at the hospital — the nurses will know who needs it the most.
  • If you are in a long line, invite the person behind you to go first.
  • Shower the pediatric wing of a hospital with $1 coloring books and $2 boxes of new crayons.
  • Hang a sign on a bulletin board that says "Take What You Need" — with tear-off tabs at the bottom for Love, Hope, Faith, and Courage. (love this!)
  • Bring courtesy back in an instant: Hold the door open with a flourish. haha
  • Drop off combs, toothbrushes, and toothpaste at a shelter or a soup kitchen.
  • Curb road rage: Let other cars merge onto the highway.
  • Leave your neighbors a note that tells them how much joy you find in admiring their garden.
  • Send a thank-you note to the brave officers at your local police or fire station.
  • Arrange to pay anonymously for a soldier's meal when you see him or her dining alone.
  • Slip a $20 gas card or public-transportation pass into someones shopping bag.
  • Sing an employee's praises to a manager on a comment card - a little recognition goes a long way.
  • Leave a copy of a book you love, with a note for the next reader, on the train or the bus.
  • Load extra change into the vending machine to buy the next person a Coke or tape a few bucks to a vending machine to make someone’s day!
  • Relay an overheard compliment.
  • Bring pennies to a water fountain and give them to anyone who wants a free wish!
  • Deliver cards, balloons and crossword puzzles anonymously to residents of a nursing home who don’t have frequent visitors. Also, pop in and visit with someone there sometime to lift their spirits.
Colossians 3:12
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.


  1. Thank you for posting this! I am planning to do this with the middle school girls small group that I lead for Thanksgiving. We are taking a day to take over our city and show them that the Church still exists and loves!

  2. Oh, I love that! Thanks for letting me know Keirstin. Will you email me or something and let me how it goes and what all you do? :) And hey, thanks for serving and leading those young women too...there is no telling how much of a difference you are making by letting God use you but I bet it's HUGE!