Since Podstel are trying to incorporate as many Random Acts of Kindness into our Europe trip as possible, I thought it’d be a good idea to write a blog of 34 moneyless Random Acts of Kindness that you can carry out in everyday life to make someone else’s life a little bit better.

  1. Donate blood.
  2. Send a letter of appreciation to an old friend or teacher that helped you.
  3. Become a mentor to someone in need.
  4. Read a book to a child.
  5. Perform a kind deed without expecting anything in return.
  6. Volunteer in a homeless shelter.
  7. Give hugs to strangers.
  8. Compliment someone randomly in the street.
  9. Pick up litter.
  10. Give something meaningful to a randomer in the street.
  11. Play board games with senior citizens at a nursing home.
  12. Make a stranger laugh.
  13. Give up your seat to someone on the bus/train.
  14. Hold the door open for someone.
  15. Wash someone’s car.
  16. Babysit, dogsit, catsit for someone.
  17. Donate your old clothes to charity.
  18. Help someone that’s struggling with heavy bags.
  19. Donate your talents/lend your expertise.
  20. Connect two of your friends who don’t know each other and should know each other.
  21. Give directions to someone that’s lost.
  22. Shop for someone who is homebound or ill.
  23. Write a poem for someone special.
  24. Donate your used books to a local library.
  25. Stick up for someone who is being wrongly treated.
  26. Volunteer at a food bank.
  27. Smile at random people on the street.
  28. Share an inspirational quote, article or a book with someone.
  29. Visit someone that is lonely and give them the company they need.
  30. Clean someone’s house for them.
  31. Befriend a randomer.
  32. Make someone’s wish come true.
  33. Send a homemade card to your loved ones.
  34. Inspire and empower someone to change. 

We’re all wired to help each other and gratitude doesn’t have to cost a fortune. For me it’s all about unity and going beyond myself to make lots of small positive differences in other people’s lives. In a snowball like fashion, sooner or later, these small differences become much more profound differences.

On a side note, have you got any other things that could be added to the list here? If so, comment below – I’d love to hear your suggestions.

All the best and keep smiling, 

Daniel Beaumont, on behalf of Podstel, Friday 6th Feb 2015.