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Here Are 21 Acts of Kindness You Can Do for Others!

Isn’t it amazing when someone does something so kind that it brightens up your entire day? Here are 21 ways YOU can make someone’s day extra special!

1. Say “good morning” to your teacher when you enter the classroom! She’ll be surprised–most students don’t do that!

2. Write a letter to a classmate who is struggling. It may be the only thing that keeps them holding on when they’re down.

3. Put away the groceries for your parents when they get back from the store.

4. Say “I appreciate all that you do for me” to your parents.

5. Hold a door open for a student who is holding lots of books.

6. Each time you get a new item of clothing, give away something old.

7. Send flowers to a friend who is always there for you.

8. Say “please” and “thank you”—and really mean it.

9. Don’t interrupt when someone is explaining herself.

10. Offer to baby-sit for your parents so they can have a date night, and don’t ask for anything in return.

11. Put your shopping cart back in its place.

12. Write to a teacher who changed your life.

13. Forgive someone who hurt you and is sorry–and never bring it up again.

14. Listen with all of your senses.

15. Simply say “I’m sorry” when you’re wrong.

16. Throw away your trash—and someone else’s—after lunch if they’ve left it behind on the table.

17. Volunteer to take care of a friend’s dog or cat while he or she is away.

18. Help a friend pack for a move.

19. Ask someone, “How are you really doing?”—and then really listen to her response.

20. Offer change when the person in front of you at the vending machine or lunch line comes up short.

21. Share an uplifting Christian song with your friends on Facebook.

“But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” Matthew 6:3-43

“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” John 3:16

“And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” Hebrews 13:16

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  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by lanicherie on September 13, 2017 at 17:14

    Those are so cool- I love 1 and 13.

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by LiveLoveLaugh459 on November 16, 2012 at 19:12

    Good advice 🙂 Inspired!

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by juliatyson on August 30, 2012 at 17:11

    I like to pay for the person behind me in a drive thru. (like MacDonalds, Arby’s…)

  4. Rbubbles

    Posted by Rbubbles on August 30, 2012 at 16:07

    I always say good morning or hi to my teachers! I love teachers, actually. Sometimes, it gets to the point that I’ve done it so many times they get tired of it… or when I come in and forget, they’re offended! 😀

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by ItalianCorgi on August 30, 2012 at 14:31

    I love this! I read this less than five minutes ago and I already did one of them. I feel so much better being kind to others 🙂
    PS: If in case you are wondering which one I did it is #7
    PPS: At the end of last school year, I had written a letter to all the teachers that had taught for my 8th grade year.

  6. Project Inspired

    Posted by mc1207 on May 28, 2012 at 09:49

    Read The Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne. It’ll inspire you because he shows that he has truly sought to act like Jesus in the world we live in today. It’s awesome to do small things with great love around the home and workplace but Jesus left saying that we should do what he did and even more. Here’s my 22nd thing you can do–buy a beggar or homeless person a meal and hang out with them, pray with them, laugh with them. If you don’t live in a place where there are many homeless people, find a way to spend time at an old person’s home.

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by vd726 on May 8, 2012 at 00:13

    #2 hits close to home.
    a girl that went to my school committed suicide recently. i didn’t personally know her, but many of my friends did. She was being horribly bullied, and I wish that I had known. I wish I could have helped some way. RIP <3

  8. Project Inspired

    Posted by volleyball.27 on April 21, 2012 at 10:31

    this is really gonna help me become a better christian! #8. I thank you and i mean it(:

  9. Project Inspired

    Posted by emilychrissy777 on April 14, 2012 at 10:36

    i will do these!!! I really have a deep motivation right now to do random acts of kindness this really helps 🙂

  10. Project Inspired

    Posted by WalkingWithGod on April 14, 2012 at 08:46

    These are really useful and I’m definitely going to try at least one a day 😀

  11. Project Inspired

    Posted by IBChristian on April 12, 2012 at 16:41

    Write a letter to someone struggling: a girl in my school got pregnant and gave birth to a son a few months ago so i wrote her a card telling her she is loved and God will take care of everything, then i got my youth group to bring in baby items and i collected almost 3 big bags of things for her.

  12. Blacky99

    Posted by Blacky99 on February 14, 2012 at 07:59

    These are amazing ideas, but what if your to shy to do some of these things?

    • Loving.Lexie

      Posted by Loving.Lexie on April 12, 2012 at 12:47

      Do them anyway. Trust me, I was super shy…but I pushed myself to join acting class, band at church, co-op classes, drama…and GOd has been so amazing to me! It’s so fun watching myself grow 🙂 He can do the same for you, so any good given opportunity, say YES! Because if you haVE good friends who hold you accountable, yourself and God who holds you accountable….you can do GREAT THINGS! Believe me 🙂 I’ll be praying that you can break out of that shell, Blacky99

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by lotroxs on April 12, 2012 at 12:08

      Shyness is a part of Satan’s evil work. It’s something that many people struggle with and it comes in many forms, from being afraid to introduce yourself to going out of your comfort zone and taking the initiative to be a leader. Pray about this, ask God to give you strength and courage. Remember, he can do anything, even help you with your shyness. Our strength comes from God, not from within ourselves.

  13. Project Inspired

    Posted by luvJesusInHeavn on December 2, 2011 at 21:04

    I say “good morning” to all the teachers I run into my school all the time! I think they really like that ^_^

  14. Project Inspired

    Posted by xXjeXsiXx on November 5, 2011 at 01:35

    I also remember another time when one of my friends was getting something from the vending machine, but it got stuck. So I gave them some money so they could try to get it out again and out popped TWO!! He gave me the other one as his way of saying thanks! Not only that, it was what I wanted to get as well! I believe that was God rewarding me for my act of kindness.

  15. Project Inspired

    Posted by xXjeXsiXx on November 5, 2011 at 01:33

    Today, well yesterday since it’s past midnight here, I wanted to get something out of a vending machine at the bowling alley while my dad and I were bowling and we were a dollar short so this random woman who has never even met me before just came up to me and gave me the money so I could get it! I hugged her and said “Arigato Gozaimasu” which is Japanese (My favorite language, trust me, I’m a Japan freak) for thankyou very much. (:

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by HNiji on April 16, 2012 at 16:37

      Same here!! Japanese is just so interesting and fun.

  16. Posted by on November 4, 2011 at 10:36

    Isn’t John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son……….??

  17. Project Inspired

    Posted by geny1999 on October 31, 2011 at 19:58

    wow thank you nicole i really am inspired by you ,you really help me when i need advice or help in time of need.You rock nicole KEEP UP THE GREAT ADVICE 🙂

  18. Posted by on October 29, 2011 at 15:49

    I love this list! I would change 15. to “I’m sorry. Will you please forgive me.” I love when people say this. It makes the apology much more serious. (:
    I love this website. It is so refreshing and i praise the LORD for a website to go to when I need encouragement. God Bless. <3

  19. Posted by on October 29, 2011 at 08:38

    love love love love. great verses!

  20. Posted by on October 28, 2011 at 22:23

    This is awesome, btw the second verse is actually Luke 6:38 🙂

  21. Posted by on October 28, 2011 at 17:38

    i really like these ideas. at my school, the principle made a thing called “middle school mula” (i know, kinda corny) that teachers can give students who do good things at school and arent like “Oh, look at me! im cleaning up the bathroom!” the mula is worth a dollar at concession stands at school games and at snack cart which is in a way like a vending machine, but its actuall people (i go to a private school so we dont get cool vending machines and cafeterias).. i got some for sweeping my history room when there was dirt everywhere and from stacking the chairs in science. there is a teacher who really inspired me and helped me, so i want to write her a note but i dont know how i should do it without being super corny and warm and fuzzy.

  22. Posted by on October 28, 2011 at 15:34

    there is this boy in the eighth grade named Brennan Zishka, he goes to the middle school. he’s recently been diagnosed with acute leukemia. I just sent him a message on FB and I just told him that I was a sophomore at Dupo and he was in me and my familys thoughts and prayers. he’s still in the hospital for chemotherapy, so he hasn’t gotten it yet, but I hope that he does. i’ve sent a lot of my friends a message asking them go do the same, just imagine what he feels like when he’s got tons of messages from anyone just saying that they hope he gets better.

    • Posted by Nicole on October 29, 2011 at 14:41

      oh wow that is tragic. I am praying!! Tell him the angels are surrounding him every day! He will appreciate hearing that.

  23. Posted by on October 28, 2011 at 13:12

    Thank you, Nicole! These are amazing ideas! There are always opportunities to help others! God has blessed me with a servant’s heart, and I love to serve people whenever I can! When Haiti had the earthquake, I served there with some friends from my school. It was amazing! I thought I had lost a lot after experiencing a house fire, but seeing Haiti opened my eyes! I am so blessed to be alive and so grateful for everything God has given me and my family!

  24. Posted by on October 28, 2011 at 08:35

    I love love LOVE this article, I was always wonderin what I could do to be kind ta people. This has helped me TREMENDUOUSLY! 🙂

  25. Posted by on October 28, 2011 at 04:59

    I know how important Number 12 is (writing a letter to a teacher). Last May, we had a teacher pass away one Monday morning unexpectedly. His wife (now my English teacher) found him at home. The entire school came to a stand still. We had no idea what to do. His funeral was held in the gym so we could all go pay our last respects, and his brother or brother-in-law (I can’t remember exactly) said when they were cleaning out the house, he found an enormous box of letters from students who appreciated all that he did. We all still miss Mr. Blair so much, and he was a wonderful man who had an impact on everyone he taught.

  26. Posted by on October 27, 2011 at 16:46

    Great article! Jesus is just a truly amazing person, loving despite our failures and giving despite our undeservingness (is that a word?)

  27. Posted by on October 27, 2011 at 15:58

    I like it! As God’s princesses,we are supposed to do things like this! When you give to others,God gives to you,sevenfold!

  28. Posted by on October 27, 2011 at 14:55

    I love doing these things! It makes me feel so good about myself and I love connecting with people and having good relationships!

  29. Posted by on October 27, 2011 at 13:35

    Opps!! Never mind to my last comment I saw more of the pic and they have shirts. Sorry! 🙂

  30. Posted by on October 27, 2011 at 13:30

    What awesome ideas!! I should write them down on my arm and try to do one (or more) everyday! Thanks!

  31. Posted by on October 27, 2011 at 13:19

    Great ideas! and i love that picture at the bottom <3

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Kida on February 24, 2012 at 13:18

      Oh me too! I love to think of Jesus as Someone Who laughed and had a good time, not just the classic melancholy expressions He is usually portrayed with.

  32. Posted by on October 27, 2011 at 09:46

    What does it mean by not letting your left hand know what your doing in the right hand…

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by kimbob3611 on October 11, 2012 at 20:32

      It means to keep your righteous acts to yourself unless you feel the need to tell someone. If you just brag about it, you have already received your award from people rather than from God.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Savedlamb on April 12, 2012 at 14:00

      If you told everyone what you did, most of the time it is for your own self glory and not God’s. God wants you to give because he wants us to show his love not for vanity

    • Posted by on November 1, 2011 at 14:09

      as far as I have been told, it basically means to not go out and be like the Pharisees of Jesus’s time and make an announcement that you just picked up a wrapper for someone (it may seem a little extreme, but they did the equivalent of that back then all the time)

      • Posted by on November 5, 2011 at 19:24

        Yeah, Jesus is trying to stress that when you give, never give to be seen by others as a good person, but rather give completely for the other person’s sake.

  33. Posted by on October 27, 2011 at 07:39

    For my bf…. because he has been having a bad home life… but we live far apart…. I opened up a virtual class room from Adobe… and I had his favorite song playing… had all of his favorite art works…. and I had a banner with one of his favorite bible verses! BUt then… he didn’t come so I went to his virtual class room *we call it a vp room* and he had the same for me because he knew things were hard with my life as well. It was so funny! And we had the same song art and verse! It was truly a God send.

  34. Posted by on October 26, 2011 at 22:24

    These are amazing ideas i do some of them sometimes and it truly makes a difference…

  35. Posted by on October 26, 2011 at 20:22

    a small act of kindness can make someone’s day. 🙂

  36. Posted by on October 26, 2011 at 20:06

    The “Write a letter to a teacher who changed your life” is something I’ve done. I apparently made her cry when she received it, and she sent me a very nice and encouraging card in return. 🙂 I definitely recommend it.

    • Posted by Nicole on October 26, 2011 at 22:10

      wow that is so amazing and so thoughtful you did that! 🙂