I found this blog called Foster’s Letters. I will quote from there now:
I visited the site of the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation and notice that they have lists to help people and organizations with ideas for promoting the concept of random acts of kindness. Following is a list of suggested activities for individuals.
Yeah, so here is a list of things to do. It is kind of a list of 100 things to do. A list I will refine later.
- Select some people in your life who you feel need a special lift and send them a gift: flowers, tickets to a special event, or a gift certificate.
- Stop for a person waiting to cross the street.
- Leave enough money in the vending machine for the next person to get a free treat.
- Call or write to someone you haven’t spoken to in a long time, just to say you’re thinking about them.
- Create or donate floral arrangements for a senior center, nursing home, police station, hospital, or the homebound.
- Smile and say “hello” to someone you don’t know.
- Pick up litter.
- Help someone struggling with heavy bags.
- Offer to baby-sit for free to give a single parent an evening off.
- Call someone who has no family nearby and invite him or her to your home for a visit.
- Surprise someone in your house with breakfast in bed.
- Compliment a stranger about something they are wearing.
- Volunteer to help at a school or library.
- Give your place in line at the grocery store to another person, such as someone in a hurry or a parent with restless little children.
- Smile and say thank you to the bus driver or toll collector.
- Hold the door of the elevator, subway, or bus for someone rushing to catch it. After loading your groceries into the car, return your shopping cart.
- If you play a musical instrument, visit a senior center or hospital and give a brief recital.
- After reading a book you enjoyed, send a note of appreciation to the author.