My Favorite 20 Acts of Random Kindness

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My favorite 20 Acts of Random Kindness.

I first heard the saying practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty many years ago. Since then I have been the recipient and the giver. I found myself in San Francisco attending a conference. It came down to the last day and I did not have enough cash to take the bus to the airport. I asked the clerk at the hotel could they add money on my bill to cover it and he said no. I was freaking out so he gave me $20 out of his pocket to cover the expenses. I said please give me your address and I will mail it back. He said no PAY IT FORWARD. I did. Here are 20 of my favorite acts of random kindness.

1. Smile at someone. You never know what they are going through and it can make all the difference.

2. Really listen to someones response when you ask how are you?

3. Let someone merge in front of you in traffic.

4. Put your iPhone away and give your child your undivided attention.

5.Speak to the homeless person on the street. Ask them what they need and get it for them.

6. Pay for the person behind you at the cash register.

7. Buy some balloons and pass them out.

8.Give a cold bottle of water to the workmen in your neighborhood.

9. Click for a cause so the organization  can get funds.

10. For one day ride your bike or walk to work to lower your carbon footprint.

11. Read to a child.

12. When you walk your dog pick up some other dog’s poop.

13. Return a stray shopping cart.

14. Write a sticky note thank you and leave it on your plate.kindness2-300x213

15. Start a family  kindness journal.

16.Assist a senior in their garden.

17. Make a build a bear for a local charity.

18. Collect art supplies and books to take to the children’s hospital.

19. Bake some cookies for your neighbor or co-worker.

20. Make some appreciation cards and pay them forward.

What is your favorite act of random kindness?

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