Ideas for acts of kindness

  • Pay for the coffee of the person in line behind you
  • Make a thank you card for volunteers in your community – firefighters, libararians, the people working at your local charity shop etc
  • Anonymously deliver some home baking to a busy mum
  • Pay a compliment to a stranger who looks like they’re having a bad day
  • Print out some colouring pages from the internet, staple them into booklets and deliver to hospital waiting rooms with dollar shop crayons
  • Donate your skills or time to a charity that you feel passionate about – or bake some cupcakes for those who already are
  • Write a handwritten note for your child’s teacher about the great job they’re doing
  • Let a stressed out stranger jump the queue in front of you in the supermarket
  • Donate blood
  • Smile at the person who cut you off in traffic
  • Give someone you appreciate flowers for no reason – maybe with a little note to tell them why they’re so important to you
  • Take the time to chat with or compliment a colleague you don’t usually interact with much
  • Thank your bus driver with a chocolate bar
  • Take some craft supplies to your local kindergarten
  • Print out a Free Compliments poster like this one – or make up your own. Pin it up in your lunchroom, on public noticeboards, on your fridge

Here are some printable labels you can download to go with your actions. Write a message on the back if you like.

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