Being a Grinch is overrated.
Being kind is easy.
And because everyone can be a little kinder, here’s 30 easy ways to do so on World Kindness Day and every day:
1. Make eye contact
If you’re talking to someone, put the phone down. If you’re walking, it doesn’t hurt to acknowledge other people’s existence every once in a while either.
2. And smile
Because no one wants to be scowled at.
3. Pay it forward
Buy the next coffee in line and give ‘em a little treat.
4. Buy a gift, just because
A tasty looking bag of chips, or a little bouquet of flowers – they both surprisingly go a long way.
5. Make dinner
If you don’t do it usually, treat your household chef for once.
6. Say hi
To someone you know but don’t know well.
7. Donate blood
Because people are in need of it every day
8. Reply yes and show up
Even if you don’t really feel like it, support a friend and make an appearance.
9. Hold the door
For anybody, it’s always appreciated.
10. Give away your leftovers
To roommates, siblings, friends, the homeless – One person’s scraps could be another person’s lunch for tomorrow.
11. Tip well
If your service was good and you can afford it, up that tip by a few percent.
12. Donate some clothes
No use in them sitting in your closet unworn for a year.
13. Take an order
Going to get a coffee? Ask your classmate/ co-worker if they want something too.
14. Give a compliment
Make someone’s day!
15. Learn something
Because ignorance doesn’t help anyone.
Or just throw your trash in the trash.
Your time, services, supplies, resources, whatever you can spare.
18. Give up your seat
To anyone really, just to be nice.
19. Call your parents/ grandparents
We bet they’d love to hear from you today.
20. Clean up after yourself
Yes, people get paid to do that, but you can make their job easier by cleaning up your crumbs too.
21. Leave an anonymous note
Because everyone loves a surprise.
22. Donate food
Because those cans of tuna in your pantry aren’t gonna eat themselves.
23. Give thanks
Because it’s polite.
24. Share your coupons
If you won’t use them, trust us someone else will.
Sometimes that’s all people need.
26. Share your snack
Because we all have those days when we forget ours.
27. Donate money
To a person, charity, organization, or whatever you like.
28. Let someone else go first
If you’re not in a rush, they might be.
Because life is too short.
Because no one is perfect.