World Kindness Day is November 13th. It’s the perfect compliment to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. There are opportunities everywhere to do random acts of kindness and we’ve put together a list to help us all#bethespark.

Individual Acts of Kindness

1. Complain less – Remaining positive in a negative situation makes you a leader.

2. Volunteer to run an errand for a neighbor or relative if they are under-the-weather or over-whelmed.

3. Go to Goodwill and leave a $5 on a shelf in the toy aisle. Some child and mom will be thrilled at the find.

4. Plant a tree. It’s good for our environment and life.

5. If you see your neighbor forgot trash day – wheel out the trash bins.

6. Send an encouraging email. – Short and sweet can make someone’s day.

7. Buy lemonade from a kids lemonade stand. Leave a big tip!

8. Animal shelters always need blankets and towels. If you have any old ones, call and see where to drop them off.

9. Animal shelters also need food and treats – buy a few cans or bag of dog food and drop them off.

10. Make a handmade card and surprise someone with something unexpected.

11. Bring reusable bags to the grocery store.

12. Make an effort to learn something new about a co-worker.

13. Leave an extra generous tip.

14. Be polite on the road.

15. How about sending a postcard? – Can be from anywhere with a fun note.

16. New neighbor coming in – bake some muffins and pick up some orange juice – they’ll welcomes the pickup.

17. Uses matches over a lighter – Because lighters are disposable, 1.5 billion end in our landfills each year.

18. Give away your parking spot. Through in a couple coins when you leave – it will make someone’s day.

19. Foster A Pet Up For Adoption. If you’re not prepared to make the leap of adopting a pet, give fostering a try! There are many animals that need placement. 

20. Tutor someone you know at something you’re good at. It can be cooking, or swim lessons, or multiplication tables. Anything at all.

21. Leave a positive recommendation on LinkedIn. It’s a great lift for someone.

22. Run/Walk a 5k for a cause. Bring some friends in on it.

23. Thank someone every week – write 52 thank you notes each year, one every week to a different person.

24. Ask a senior about their past. Listen and learn.

25. Set goals for yourself. Whether for today or a year or 5 years – it will help take you there.

26. Leave a surprise in your mailbox for your mail carrier. It could be anything from treats to a gift certificate to a simple note that says, “thank you!”

27. Bake someone a cake. Yummmmmm.

28. Donate books to your local library – or DVD’s.

29. Share your favorite recipe.

30. Have friends who have kids in sports? Go to a game and cheer them on!

31. Leave a surprise in a library book. Could be a dollar or a positive note.

32. Buy lunch for the car behind you in a drive thru line. Especially if it’s a service man.

33. Buy someone’s meal in a restaurant that strikes you as needing some help. It could be a family with a disabled child or an elderly person undergoing some medical challenges. You can arrange payment with your waitress.

34. Going somewhere fun? Bring someone a souvenir.

35. Let your day begin and end with being thankful.

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