26 Random Acts Of Kindness
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An A-Z Acts Of Kindness List

Try my inspiring "alphabet" of happiness.

An A-Z Acts Of Kindness List
Maddy Harkness

Lately, I have been motivated by the thought that kindness is so important in this world. It can truly make a change. There is no reason to be rude, judgmental, and mean. Practice kindness! Remember it in your thoughts, it will help you be more positive and at peace with yourself. Every person is a human being and deserves to be treated nicely. For me, writing this article has been a crystal-clear reality check!

Accompany someone who is lonely.

Even if you are shy, say hello to the man in the coffee shop who is always alone. Ask someone how they are doing! It is so easy and makes someone feel like they matter.

Buy a friend their favorite snack or Starbucks drink.

Pay the extra few dollars forward.

Call your parents or your loved ones.

Keep in touch! They are so proud of you and love to hear from you.

Discourage cruelty of any kind.

I'm talking people, animals, or any form of life. Let everyone and everything live how they want to. If something bothers you, smile anyway and move on.

Educate someone on a new fact. Spread your knowledge!

You learn something new every day! Share it.

Flash a smile at everyone you see today.

It takes more muscles to frown than smile. Your body wants you to do it anyway!

Giggle at what people say even if you don't think it's funny.

If someone makes a joke and you don't get it, just give them some satisfaction.

Hug any person or animal.

Giving people or animals comfort and love is a great thing.

Inspire people to do what they love.

Encourage others to strive. Support and believe in them!


Make things bright and exciting. Feel the energy!

Keep relationships active.

Reach out to old and new friends! Your network will grow and you will have more fun.


When people talk to you, pay attention. A good listener is always highly valued.

Motivate others.

Cheer people on. Anyone can do anything they put their mind to.

Narrate a funny story to make someone laugh.

Laughter is the best medicine, after all.

Offer to do someone a small favor.

If they are overwhelmed, help them out! It makes a world of a difference to people who are busy.

Pamper yourself.

You need to be kind to yourself, too! Buy yourself a face mask. Take a bath. Make some herbal tea. Relax!

Quit any conversation that offends others.

You don't want to be that person who is seen as mean or a gossip. If it's none of your business, it's none of your business.

Radiate passion and love.

A good attitude is very well-received.

Share food and space.

If you make food, share it with a friend! Or, grab a loved one and invite them into your bed or on your couch to snuggle and share your favorite show or movie.

Talk to service workers or employees where you spend time.

Have a simple conversation with the employee that cleans the bathrooms in your dorm. Tell the Wawa employee to have a wonderful day. Thank them.

Urge yourself to be in a better mood.

Even if you are feeling sluggish, try not to take it out on others.

Value people's opinions.

Even if you don't agree, keep an open mind.

Write your roommate/friend/someone special a positive note.

Even a sticky note with a few nice words is so impacting! It brightens someones day.

"X"-out judgmental comments.

Just keep it to yourself. Saying it out loud doesn't change anything.

Yap like a chihuahua when someone is talking to you.

Pay attention and be respectful. Words and body language are everything.

Zig-zag through your home and give everyone one genuine complement.

Even if it is quick, it will perk a person up!

Challenge yourself. Be nice. Be outgoing. Compliment others. Try to do at least one of these actions per day, and the good vibes will keep on coming. It's that simple!

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