Acts of Kindness

And be kind to one another, tenderhearted,…
Ephesians 5:32

Life gets so busy! We can do the urgent and run out of time for what we think are “extra things.” Let’s try some actions that others find unexpected and unselfish.

  • Ask about a person’s family, especially their grandchildren.
  • Buy someone’s lunch, even specify if you like, for military, emergency personnel, a large family with lots of children.
  • Change a light bulb.
  • Donate to a worthy cause, or Drive someone to an appointment.
  • Eat with someone who might be lonely.
  • Fix a meal or someone’s brakes.
  • Go with someone on an errand, or Give a homemade gift.
  • Help with any chore needed.
  • Invest in a life, with money, time, kind words, candy, gum, pencil, paper, a book.
  • Journey to the bed of a sick person.
  • Keep the charge of a caregiver, a child, a sick one, elderly one, for a respite.
  • Lend a hand, or Let someone with a few groceries go ahead of you at the checkout counter.
  • Mow a lawn.
  • Note someone’s accomplishment.
  • Open a door.
  • Pay it forward, or Pick up trash.
  • Quiet a crying child by offering to take him/her out of the room where it is important that the parents stay.
  • Rake leaves.
  • Smile, Speak or Send notes.
  • Take a shopping cart that was left in the lot into the store.
  • Untie a child’s knotted shoelace.
  • Voice a word of encouragement.
  • Work with someone who could use a hand.
  • X-out a debt.
  • Yield your right-of-way to a driver.
  • Zone in to someone’s conversation, or Zip your mouth at the right time.


The Golden Rule acted upon spontaneously will certainly help others and is guaranteed to make you feel better.