Jul 28, 2014
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10 Random Acts of Kindness

Simple ideas to inspire random acts of kindness that you could do today and everyday.

10 Random Acts of Kindness

"My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness."  - Dalai Lama

  1. Share a positive blog post with the community. Tell your church, family or special someone that you appreciate them.

  2. Let someone go in front of you a the grocery store. The person will appreciate the gesture and it will give you an opportunity to flip through a magazine. 

  3. Return a shopping cart.  Store employees will be grateful and the physical activity is good for you.

  4. Thank a police officer for the work they do.  Nobody likes to get a ticket, pulled over or arrested, so a “thank you” can go a long way.   Want to do it right now?   Comment on an arrest log

  5. Forgive yourself the next time you feel like you screwed up. 

  6. Make a point of being kind to someone you dislike.  You don’t know where that person has been or what that person is going through. 

  7. Complain less.  Misery is contagious and positive conversation makes others feel good.   Listen more. 

  8. Make a positive comment on a blog.    It is inspirational for the writer to know his or her voice was heard.

  9. Wear your seat belt.  According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, seat belts save over 11,000 lives each year. Do it for the people who love you. 

  10. Leave a generous tip.  A few extra dollars will not make a difference in your day, but the gesture will be appreciated by your waiter or waitress.

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