Simple, loving gestures can really brighten a person’s day. It can make any person’s day, really. I cannot think of a single negative reason to pass up the chance to offer up a few simple acts of kindness to others.
It is with this generosity that we can each express love to our community and ourselves and make the world a better place. Here are thirty ideas to get you started spreading sunshine, joy, and love all around you.
30 Simple Acts of Kindness
- Give an unexpected compliment.
- Hold the door for someone carrying a lot of things.
- Give old blankets, sheets, and towels to an animal shelter.
- Buy a warm meal for someone in need.
- Say something encouraging to a parent who’s struggling with rambunctious kids in a restaurant or grocery store.
- Donate flowers to a nursing home.
- Buy a gift card to hand to someone on your way out of the coffee shop.
- Leave a great coupon next to that item in the grocery store.
- Take the time to write a great online review for a restaurant you love.
- Leave a positive comment on a news article or blog post.
- Keep an extra umbrella in your car to give to someone stuck in the rain.
- Bring treats to your local fire station. (Keto Treats!)
- Write a thank you note to your mail carrier.
- Donate your old glasses.
- Contribute used books to the library or school media center.
- Share your knowledge freely.
- Write a thank you note to someone who has helped you.
- Compliment a neighbor on a feature of their home.
- Scrape the ice off a neighbor’s windshield after you’ve finished doing yours.
- Walk your neighbor’s dog, or offer to dogsit.
- Donate glue sticks, pencils, sticky notes, crayons, and fun stickers to your neighborhood school.
- Be on time.
- Call someone just to say I love you.
- Tell a friend what you love about their children.
- Attend an event, such as a dance recital or sporting event, of a friend’s child.
- Send a message to a friend, letting them know you appreciate them.
- Reconnect with an old friend you’ve lost touch with over the years. Share a memory you carry with you.
- Figure out a friend or family member’s half birthday (six months from their full birthday) and surprise them with a little treat on that day.
- Write a sweet, encouraging note and put it in someone’s lunch box, on their car seat, on their pillow, or in the book they are reading.
- Don’t forget yourself! Schedule a pedicure or massage, spend a few hours reading a great book, or make time for another activity you love.
These are simple, fun things you can do to not only make someone’s day but also warm your heart and remind you that… Anything is possible with lipedema!