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.
- Donate blood.
- Send a letter of appreciation to an old friend or teacher that helped you.
- Become a mentor to someone in need.
- Read a book to a child.
- Perform a kind deed without expecting anything in return.
- Volunteer in a homeless shelter.
- Give hugs to strangers.
- Compliment someone randomly in the street.
- Pick up litter.
- Give something meaningful to a randomer in the street.
- Play board games with senior citizens at a nursing home.
- Make a stranger laugh.
- Give up your seat to someone on the bus/train.
- Hold the door open for someone.
- Wash someone’s car.
- Babysit, dogsit, catsit for someone.
- Donate your old clothes to charity.
- Help someone that’s struggling with heavy bags.
- Donate your talents/lend your expertise.
- Connect two of your friends who don’t know each other and should know each other.
- Give directions to someone that’s lost.
- Shop for someone who is homebound or ill.
- Write a poem for someone special.
- Donate your used books to a local library.
- Stick up for someone who is being wrongly treated.
- Volunteer at a food bank.
- Smile at random people on the street.
- Share an inspirational quote, article or a book with someone.
- Visit someone that is lonely and give them the company they need.
- Clean someone’s house for them.
- Befriend a randomer.
- Make someone’s wish come true.
- Send a homemade card to your loved ones.
- 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.