By: NobleHour Special Contributor Natasha Derezinski-Choo

It is often the little things that make the most impact. Random Acts of Kindness are simple good deeds you can do at any moment to make the world a better place. By being kind to strangers, the environment, friends, and family, you can truly make someone’s day and be part of a better community. Random Acts of Kindness are easy and beautifully simple. So what are you waiting for? Show your loved ones, friends, neighbors, and complete strangers that you truly care. Here are 100 ideas to get you started: 

  1. Donate your used clothing.
  2. Donate blood.
  3. Help someone who is lost.
  4. Help a neighbor in their yard.
  5. Donate used books to the library.
  6. Buy a stranger a cup of coffee. 
  7. Be a designated driver.
  8. Volunteer at a homeless shelter.
  9. Make blankets for the homeless.
  10. Shovel your neighbor's walkway.
  11. Write a letter to someone who made a difference in your life.
  12. Pick up trash.
  13. Have a charity day at work.
  14. Plant a tree.
  15. Congratulate a co-worker on a job well done.
  16. Thank your parents.
  17. Teach someone to swim.
  18. Volunteer at your child's school.
  19. Help someone cross the street.
  20. Read to a child.
  21. Pay for the person behind you in line.
  22. Study with a classmate.
  23. Use less plastic.
  24. Ride your bike to school or work.
  25. Give your friend a ride even if it's out of your way.
  26. Be a good listener.
  27. Leave positive comments on friends' posts and pictures.
  28. Donate new pajamas for foster kids.
  29. Opt for hand-written notes over e-mails.
  30. Cook dinner for your friends.
  31. Give someone a hug.
  32.  Introduce yourself to "the new kid."
  33. Thank the bus driver.
  34. Make someone laugh.
  35. Be encouraging. 
  36. Donate your hair.
  37. Be forgiving.
  38. Share your notes with a sick classmate.
  39. Ignore your phone during conversations.
  40. Save money to donate to a cause.
  41. Return a lost item to its owner.
  42. Write a poem for someone.
  43. Give someone a second chance.
  44. Thank your teachers.
  45. Leave a generous tip.
  46. Share positive posts on social media.
  47.  Become an organ donor.
  48.  Volunteer with the Special Olympics.
  49. Call an old friend.
  50. Open up to new friends.
  51.  Let go of a grudge.
  52. Bring someone hot chocolate on a cold day.
  53. Leave a love letter for a stranger.
  54. Recycle as your local recycling plant recommends.
  55.  Help make dinner.
  56. Treat your friends to dinner for no reason.
  57. Hold the elevator open.
  58. Give someone your parking spot.
  59. Pay attention in class.
  60. Clean up your neighborhood.
  61. Return someone's cart at the store.
  62. Donate your car.
  63. Put change in someone's parking meter.
  64. Check in on an elderly neighbor.
  65. Take shorter showers.
  66. Learn about other holidays.
  67. Share your umbrella.
  68. Be polite when saying no.
  69. Donate coloring books and crayons to a children's hospital.
  70. Take treats to a fire station.
  71. Help clean up after a party.
  72. Use reusable shopping bags.
  73. Help a friend find a job.
  74. Pick up litter in the park.
  75. Listen without judging.
  76. Put clothing back on the hangars after you try them on.
  77. Hold doors open.
  78. Think before you speak.
  79. Return things promptly and say thank you.
  80. Surprise the people you care about.
  81. Exercise.
  82. Let someone go in line in front of you.
  83. Say, "Good Morning."
  84. Give homemade gifts.
  85. Take someone to the movies.
  86. Be thoughtful.
  87. Respect people's time.
  88. Send a postcard.
  89. Babysit for free.
  90. Say, "Happy Birthday," outside of Facebook.
  91. Be grateful.
  92. Call a grandparent.
  93. Complain less.
  94. Compliment more.
  95. Congratulate others on their success.
  96. Pick up groceries for a sick friend or neighbor.
  97. Volunteer once a week.
  98. Be a role model.
  99. Give care packages to the homeless.
  100. Smile to everyone!

I hope these inspire you to pause occasionally during your day and take the time to make someone smile. The most wonderful part is you will never run out of kind things to do.

Want to find more ways to help others? Sign up for a free NobleHour account to find ways you can give back to your community! Random Acts of Kindness should be everyday!

Natasha Derezinski-Choo is a student at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She started volunteering in high school and hasn’t stopped since! Natasha enjoys writing poetry, cooking, and traveling. Wherever she goes, she always wants to experience something new. 

 

 

 

 

 

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