52 Simple Acts Of Kindness

by | Aug 2, 2015 | Love Others

Simple acts of kindness.

We’ve been discussing them here lately.

Love and kindness are never wastedWhat if we set out to be a blessing?? What if we intentionally tried to make another’s life better?? What if we made it our mission to impact the lives of others by simple acts of kindness??

Could we do it? Could we really make a difference in this world?? Could we really bless others by doing so??

I believe the answer is YES!

To get us started, below are 52 Simple Acts Of Kindness.

What one thing can you do today? What simple act have you done recently to bless another? Please add to this list in the comments below. 

52 Simple Acts Of Kindness

1.   Smile.

2.   Say “thank you.”

3.   Give a hug.

4.   Hold the door open for the next person.

5.   Offer to help.

6.   Introduce yourself.

7.   Listen.

8.   Pick up after yourself.

9.   Make someone’s favorite dessert.

10. Treat another to a cup of coffee or tea.

11. Babysit your neighbor’s child(ren).

12. Volunteer at a soup kitchen.

13. Send an encouraging card to brighten another’s day.

14. Send an uplifting text for no particular reason.

15. Say “I love you.”

16. Write a handwritten note of support.

17. Give a sincere compliment.

18. Rejoice in good news with another.

19. Write a friendly note on a friend’s Facebook wall.

20. Send flowers or cookies.

21. Make and send a homemade birthday card.

22. Do one of your spouse’s or sibling’s chores.

23. Make another’s favorite meal.

24. Hold hands.

25. Let another go ahead of you in line.

26. Tell your spouse or child why you are proud of him/her.

27. Give a ride to someone who needs one.

28. Pay for another’s meal.

29. Allow someone else to have the closer parking spot.

30. Get a shopping cart for another before you get your own.

31. Invite someone over for dinner.

32. Invite someone to church.

33. Wash a friend’s car.

34. Give your best.

35. Purchase bag of groceries for someone in need.

36. Pay for someone’s stay in a homeless shelter.

37. Donate new coloring books and crayons to a local pediatric hospital.

38. Pay for the person’s order behind you in the drive-thru lane.

39. Send a thank you note to the brave men and women at your local police station and/or fire station.

40. Pick up trash at the park or playground.

41. Become an organ donor (and tell your family and friends).

42. Put a post-it note on the mirror in a public restroom that reads, “You’re beautiful,” or “You’re amazing.”

43. Give people the benefit of the doubt.

44. Forgive someone, even without an apology.

45. Load extra change in the vending machine so the next person can have a treat on you.

46. Volunteer to read to children at the library or after-school program.

47. Bless your spouse or your child with breakfast in bed.

48. Pay the toll for the car behind you.

49. Mow your neighbor’s yard.

50. Strike of a conversation with someone who’s sitting alone at dinner or at a party.

51. On your birthday, give a shout-out to your mom.

52. Catch a fellow employee going above and beyond. Tell them thank you, and share with his/her supervisor.

Summing up: Be agreeable, be sympathetic, be loving, be compassionate, be humble. That goes for all of you, no exceptions. No retaliation. No sharp-tongued sarcasm. Instead, bless—that’s your job, to bless. You’ll be a blessing and also get a blessing. 1 Peter 3:8-9 (The Message)

Your simple acts of kindness might just be the blessing someone needs today.




Linking up with two great spaces in the blog world today. I encourage you to visit them: Blessing Counters and The Weekend Brew.

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    It requires the simplest effort if only we remained mindful to do so. Thank you for the reminder. Great list.

  2. Deb Wolf

    Great list Julie! I love finding ways to share God’s love through kindness. Thanks so much for linking up with me at CMB. Blessings to you!

  3. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

    Nice list!

    Here’s another – when the Jehovah’s Witnesses or Mormon missionaries come calling – be kind. They receive a lot of abuse every day. That one disagrees with them does not make them fair game for derision and inconsiderate behaviour.

  4. Diana Rockwell

    I love this post. We do need to share kindness. Blessings Diana

  5. Barbie

    It really is so simple to show kindness to another. These are all great ideas. Thank you for sharing at The Weekend Brew!


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