{31} Random Acts of Kindness


It’s the most wonderful time of the year. With Thanksgiving just behind us and Christmas right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to give. There are a ton of fun, easy and heart warming ways to spread the love during this holiday season. Here are 31 of my favorites; one for each day of December…

  1. Give hot chocolate to someone who looks cold
  2. Bake and decorate Christmas cookies for a friend/neighbor
  3. Go Christmas caroling in your neighborhood or at a nursing home
  4. Donate your time to help with a holiday outreach at a local church
  5. Leave quarters at a laundromat or in a vending machine
  6. Buy a Christmas present for a homeless person or stranger
  7. Read the nativity story to a child
  8. Bring goodies to employees at a store that you frequent
  9. Make an ornament for someone special
  10. Bring a treat and visit with the elderly at a nursing home
  11. Write a Christmas letter to someone
  12. Leave an encouraging note on a car
  13. Give a gift card to someone in need
  14. Compliment a waiter or grocery checker
  15. Carry someone’s groceries or return their shopping cart
  16. Thank a soldier, police officer or firefighter for their service
  17. Make a meal for a family in need
  18. Surprise someone with a coffee date
  19. Buy fleece blankets and hand them out to the homeless
  20. Smile at everyone you see 
  21. Do someone else’s chore/task
  22. Offer to babysit for a young family during the holidays
  23. Help an elderly neighbor put up Christmas decorations
  24. Shovel snow or sweep a driveway for someone who can’t
  25. Write a short and sweet note for someone who’s going through rough times
  26. Donate clothes, toys or canned food to a good cause
  27. Invite a veteran or someone serving in the armed forces over for dinner. 
  28. Send a Christmas card to a military service member overseas
  29. Leave a nice surprise on someone’s doorstep
  30. Befriend someone new
  31. Forgive whenever you get the chance

Hint: Tell them to “pass it on”!

Bonus points: Remind them of the reason for the season

Finally, a few of my very favorite verses on kindness and giving…

“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will repay him for his deed.”
Proverbs 19:17

“So then, as we have the opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”
Galatians 6:10

“Let us not love in word or talk but in deed and truth.”
1st John 3:18

“But God shows His love to use in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Romans 5:8

Please leave a comment with your favorite act of kindness. Commit to doing this with me (you can mix them up or come up with your own)! Also, I’d love to hear how this goes for you, so come back and share your stories!

Ready? Set. Go!




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