Life can be stressful and hectic, and it’s easy to forget to take a moment to be kind to others. But did you know that doing something kind for someone else can actually make you feel happier and more fulfilled? That’s why we’ve created the 30 Days of Kindness Challenge – a simple way to add a bit of kindness to your daily routine. We thank our long-term supporter, Terry Currie for contributing to the themes in this article.
Here are 30 daily acts of kindness to give you an idea of what you can do for others:
Day 1: Compliment someone
Give someone a sincere compliment. It could be about their appearance or something they did well.
Day 2: Recycle
Take a few extra moments to properly sort your recyclables, or even offer to help someone else with theirs.
Day 3: Give a smiley face picture to someone
Draw a simple smiley face on a piece of paper and give it to someone who could use a little cheering up.
Day 4: Visit a nursing home
Spend some time with the elderly at a nursing home. You can play games or simply have a chat.
Day 5: Share stuff with siblings
If you have siblings, offer to share some of your stuff with them for a day.
Day 6: Make a card for someone
Create a thoughtful card for someone you care about. It could be for a birthday, anniversary, or just to say hello.
Day 7: Tithe allowance
Set aside a portion of your allowance or salary to give to a charity or cause you care about.
Day 8: Help someone with yard work
Offer to help a neighbor with their yard work. You can rake leaves, mow the lawn, or do some weeding.
Day 9: Call a grandparent or friend just to say hi
Give someone you haven’t talked to in a while a quick call to say hello and check in.
Day 10: Read to a sibling
Spend some time reading to a younger sibling or cousin.
Day 11: Do an extra chore
Offer to do an extra chore at home, like washing the dishes or folding laundry.
Day 12: Bake cookies
Make a batch of cookies and share them with your family, friends, or even your neighbors.
Day 13: Write or paint kind words on rocks and leave them at a park
Write positive messages on rocks and leave them at a park for others to find.
Day 14: Let someone go ahead of you in line
If you’re in a line, let someone go ahead of you if they only have a few items.
Day 15: Smile
Smile at someone, whether it’s a stranger passing by or someone you know. It’s a small gesture that can brighten someone’s day.
Day 16: Create care packages
Make care packages for those in need, whether it’s for the homeless or for someone going through a difficult time.
Day 17: Put change in a vending machine
Leave some change in a vending machine for the next person to use.
Day 18: Write letters to the military/veterans
Write letters to members of the military or veterans to thank them for their service.
Day 19: Eat with someone new at lunch
Invite someone new to join you for lunch, whether it’s a co-worker or someone new at school.
Day 20: Encourage someone
Give someone a pep talk and remind them of their strengths and abilities.
Day 21: Help clean up a mess
If you see someone struggling with a mess, offer to help them clean it up.
Day 22: Tell your parents you love them
Take a moment to tell your parents how much you love and appreciate them.
Day 23: Clean your room without being asked
Surprise your family by cleaning your room without being asked.
Day 24: Donate food to a local food bank
Go through your pantry and donate non-perishable items to a local food bank.
Day 25: Write a letter to grandma or best friend
Write a heartfelt letter to someone you care about, whether it’s your grandma or your best friend.
Day 26: Give a hug
Give someone a hug to let them know that you care.
Day 27: Sponsor a child
Sponsor a child in need through a reputable organization.
Day 28: Bring dessert to the neighbor
Bake some cookies or a cake and bring it over to your neighbor as a kind gesture.
Day 29: Make a birdfeeder
Create a birdfeeder to hang in your yard to provide a source of food for birds.
Day 30: Ask others to continue acts of kindness
Spread the message of kindness by asking others to join you in doing daily acts of kindness.
Each task takes only a few minutes, but can make a big difference in someone’s day. And who knows – you might just find that doing something kind for someone else makes you feel pretty good too. The 30 Days of Kindness Challenge is a great way to spread positivity and kindness in the world. So why not join the challenge today and start making the world a kinder place, one random act at a time?
2 thoughts on “30 Days Of Kindness Challenge: One Small Act Of Kindness Every Day”
Hello: This is a great article and a wonderful idea. More people in this world should be kind and it would make the world a better place.