I witnessed an act of kindness at Starbucks today. I met a client to explain my Origami Owl Hostess Rewards and had a cup of tea. We had a good visit and talked for a few minutes. As we were leaving, I noticed an older woman stop to ask a younger lady if she was done with her food. She (older woman) offered to take her (younger lady) empty container to the trash can. The younger lady was on crutches. The young lady was visibly shocked that someone would be so kind. I thought to myself..that’s what it is all about. It made me smile.
Kindness starts with us!
Call a loved one you haven’t spoken to in a while.
Bring donuts or other delicious sweets to work
Leave a kind note for a family member or friend
Collect can goods for a food bank
Donate blood (if able)
Make it a point to smile at every one you see or pass by
Send flowers to a teacher (current or former) who has dedicated his/her life to teaching
Donate old books or magazines to a hospital or nursing home
Use this day to catch up. After all, it’s not about quantity. It’s about quality.
Praise someone at work for doing a good job
Check in on someone you know is alone
Make amends with someone you have wronged
Pay for the person behind you in the drive-thru
Hug a family member
Give your pocket change to someone who needs it
Pick up any trash/liter you see
Put a grocery cart back where it belongs
Give a generous to a server
Go out of your comfort zone to make a new friend
Introduce yourself to a neighbor
Write a letter to a friend
Say ‘thank you’ a lot
Let people merge in traffic
Be someone’s cheerleader
Smile easily and laugh
Recognize the good in others
Take a meal to a family you know
Run an errand for somebody
Say something nice to everyone you see
Offer someone behind you in the grocery check-out line to go in front of you.
Give encouragement to someone who is working hard
Make a personalized playlist for a family member
Call someone you haven’t spoken to in a while
Always keep your word
Offer to pet sit for someone for free
Shop for someone who is ill
Put extra change in a meter that is about to run out
Send a card or flowers to someone going through tough times
Give up your seat for someone else
Spend a day saying only nice things to others
Be an active listener
Leave a treat for your mail carrier in your mailbox
Visit a sick friend
Leave a thank you note
Cheer up a friend
Ask someone how they are …and really listen
As we come to the end of the 31 Days of Kindness Challenge, I know that I am more aware of kindness all around me. I will never forget that I witnessed an act of kindness!