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Pick a Random Act of Kindness to Perform Today ...

By Holly

Performing random acts of kindness is a sure-fire way to not only make yourself feel spectacular, but to really brighten someone else’s day. These kind acts are selfless things you can do in day-to-day life to make either someone you love or even a complete stranger smile. When you perform these random acts of kindness, make sure you leave a little note telling that person to “pay it forward” so that they use that as an incentive to brighten someone else’s day.

1 Pay for Someone’s Groceries

Next time you’re in line at the supermarket and you see a tired mother, an elderly couple or perhaps just someone you feel needs a little pick-me-up, quickly slip the cashier some money to pay for some or all of that stranger’s groceries. I can guarantee this selfless action will truly make them more appreciative than you could imagine. Read on for more random acts of kindness to do today!

2 Leave a Sweet Message for a Stranger

When you go out, make sure you have a stack of Post-It Notes or even just a notebook and a pen, and scribble a nice compliment to a stranger for them to find. For example, you could write “you’re beautiful!” and stick it on a mirror in a public toilet. To make it a little more personal, you could compliment a person’s outfit or hair and slip it under their car’s wipers, for instance. Everyone loves a compliment!

3 Donate to a Charity

There are just so many charities to choose from, so next time you’re feeling generous, donate some money to one that means a lot to you. Whether it’s a lot of money or just a small donation, every single cent helps, and you can rest easy knowing you have done a wonderful thing.

4 Send a Letter to Someone You Love

Handwritten letters just aren’t sent enough anymore, so the next time you want to tell someone you love how wonderful they are, write them a letter! There is something so magical about receiving a handwritten letter in the mail, and it is guaranteed to put a smile on any recipient’s face.

5 Win a Toy for a Child

If you’re at a festival or carnival, how about you try to win a toy for a child? There is something so wonderful about seeing a smile on a little kid’s face when they get something unexpected, and not only will it make their day, but yours as well. Bonus points if you give it to a child that looks sad or upset, what a way to make them feel better!

6 Visit the Elderly

Visiting the elderly at a nursing home or community is not only a great way to put a smile on their faces from knowing that people care about them, but elderly people have truly incredible stories to tell. Make them a cup of tea and let them tell you about their lives - they’ll love sharing their stories and you will learn so much.

7 Put Coins in Someone else’s Parking Meter

If you’re walking down the street and see that someone’s parking meter has run out, putting some more coins in the meter is a great act of kindness to ensure that they don’t get fined. No one lets the meter run out on purpose, and coming back to your car to find a fine is really distressing. You could leave a little note saying what you did and sign it “love, Stranger” - they will really appreciate it.

Performing random acts of kindness is a really selfless way to make yourself and those around you happy. If more people performed random acts of kindness, the world would be a better place! Have you ever performed a random act of kindness, or had one done to you? What was it?

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