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Simple Ways to Be Kind To Others

Simple Ways to Be Kind To Others

Did you know that being kind to others can help boost your own inner happiness? With all the hate in this world, I have always felt like we need to be the light and show others that there still is good in this world. A simple hello to a stranger, putting a cart back for an elderly person, holding the door. All of these are simple but yet easy ways to be kind to others.

Acts of kindness are a great way to make us feel of value and help boost our spirits as well as others. We show others a simple gesture of kindness and it helps us feel like we are making a difference in the world. Below are a ton of ways that you can be kind to others, and it doesn’t take money or a lot of time. So when you go out to start your day, think of this list and try to bless others with the gift of kindness.

Simple Ways to Be Kind To Others

Ways to Be Kind to Others Each and Every Day

  1. Be polite.
  2. Hold the door for the person behind you.
  3. Give a family member a call and tell them you are thinking of them.
  4. Pay for the person behind you at the drive-thru.
  5. Give a compliment to someone.
  6. Leave a random gift for someone.
  7. Give a good tip to a waiter/waitress after they did a great job.
  8. Thank someone.
  9. Make a meal for someone in need.
  10. Smile at a stranger.
  11. Help listen to someone when they are having a hard time.
  12. Send someone you know a card to wish them well.
  13. Thank a service man or women.
  14. Write sweet notes for kids or husband and put in lunch.
  15. Make a family member their favorite meal.
  16. Let your spouse sleep in.
  17. Plant a garden and give the extra produce away for free to those in need.
  18. Volunteer at a homeless shelter.
  19. Donate your clothes to anyone in need.
  20. Help out someone with yard work who is unable to.
  21. Go to the nursing home and talk to the people and just cheer them up.
  22. Leave a dollar or two at a vending machine for the next person.
  23. Volunteer in your town.
  24. Let someone cut in front of you when they have fewer items than you.
  25. Go for a walk with a friend and listen to them as they talk about their day.
  26. Help someone who looks like they have their hands full.
  27. If you see someone drop something, return it.
  28. Send special prayers for loved one and those in need.
  29. Be polite on the road.
  30. Offer to babysit a child for a friend.
  31. Make a meal or gift basket for a new parent.
  32. Ask to run errands for someone who is homebound and can’t get out.
  33. Clean your neighbor’s snow from their drive before you do your own.
  34. Give up your seat on a train or bus.
  35. Apologize when you know you are in the wrong.
  36. Be honest.
  37. Speak kind things to others all the time.
  38. Take donuts to work for your co-workers to enjoy.
  39. Express your gratitude.
  40. Teach your kids kindness.

What ways do you try to be kind to others each day?

Brandy Ellen is a born and raised NH resident who enjoys living life to the fullest. Raising 3 kids and a pug, Brandy spends her free time writing for her two blogs – ParentInfluence and Brandy EllenWrites. Brandy is also a ghostwriter for other blogs, click here to hire Brandy to write for you.

18 comments found

  1. If people were just a little more kinder to each other, the world would definitely be a better place. The best part is that being kind is FREE!

  2. For me it’s really simple… SMILE. Just smile. Life is full of ups and downs and it helps to smile through the downs. It can be tough but an outward smile can work wonders for self and those around us.

  3. I try every day to find something that will lift somebody else up. As small as opening the door for somebody else you have no idea how much that could make somebody’s day.

  4. I try to do something like this when I can. My favorite thing was bringing treats into the teacher’s lounge at school. Paying it forward at Starbucks or another drive through can be a way too.

  5. This is a great reminder that there is no need for magnamimous acts, little gestures are more meaningful on many occasions. I like to leave the quarter in the shopping cart, help people who can’t reach high shelves in the stores, and just to ask folks in a wheelchair if they need assistance. Most of the time people are grateful just to be asked or treated kindly.

  6. It is puzzling that it seems it is easier for people to be judgmental and insensitive than to be kind to others nowadays. Thank you for this little reminder to do good. Let’s do a little act of kindness everyday and watch the ripple effect.

  7. Great suggestions. It is so important to be kind as I really believe it is contagious. Whether it is leaving a quarter in the cart at ALDI’s or tweeting a thank you to the serviceman who fixed my fridge (did it yesterday), if it brightens one person’s day, it’s worth it!

  8. This is the best and most positive thing I’ve read all day. Thank-you. A couple of nights ago my husband was traveling and it snowed a lot. When I got up the next morning, our neighbor had cleared the snow from our driveway and sidewalks in the freezing cold. I can’t even tell you how much I appreciated his kindness. x

  9. Working in schools, I think #40 should be at the top. Our kids could use a little more guidance from us in this area. I absolutely love the full list though. Thanks for sharing.

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