I've always wanted to get into Random Acts of Kindness, but I'm kind of scared of strangers. Does anyone have any ideas on some acts of kindness I could do anonymously?
Hi! Okay, so, we ALWAYS go to the grocery store and so everytime I go I always give someone a shopping cart. That's my main thing, haha. But here are a few more: Give carepacks to the homeless, hold the door open for someone, let someone go in line in front of you, give people you see passing by a compliment, tape a nice thought to a window in a store or on the bus, leave one of your favorite books in a store with a note, buy dessert for someone eating out alone, and ask someone 'how are you?' mean it and listen. Hope that helps! c:
Okay, for anon, the note on the window and book one works.. here are more: leave flowers on someone's door step, leave $5-10 on a gas pump, leave money in the vending-machine for someone to get a treat.
I have more, haha! Okay, make one of those 'Take what you need' flyers with love, faith, happiness, etc. on the bottom, cut coupons out and leave them at a local grocery store, leave something at an area where it'd be used most (umbrella on rainy day, new book at library, etc.), at post office leave extra stamps in stamp machine, make a cd of your favorite songs and leave it somewhere with a note, put change in an envelope and leave it at a payphone, and write a nice letter to your mail-man.
I usually just watch people, haha. If they look like they need help, then help. and sometimes you can make someone's day just by aknowledging their existence, like nodding/waving or telling them 'good morning'.
I once left lolly-pops, in exam week, outside the exam room of my school with a nice quote and "I hope your exam went well" written on a pices of paper taped to them.
Then I left some more around the school and up at the local shops with the nice quote and "I hope your day went well" written on the paper.
I started a trend that lasted about 11 hours at a starbucks once. Going through the drive through I payed for the person behind me. And they did behind them and so on. It stopped when Starbucks closed that night. I heard the left over money went to tips for the workers there. Everytime I walk in now, I try to restart it. And sometimes it happens and ends with the next person in line. Go figure.
Thats really cool ^ i always hold doors open and say hi to people and when grocery shopping if theres soemthing misplaced i put it back so the workers wont have to strain themselves to take it back
Gryffindor: That is so kool! Great idea.
LexusMarie: Thanks for all the ideas! That's awesome.
Recently, I've just been trying to smile and say hi to random people in places like the grocery store or something, and usually they smile back and keep smiling even after I stop, which is always nice to see!