It’s important to always be kind and small actions can make a huge difference to someone’s day. These actions often cost very little, aside from your time, and can leave a lasting impression on people you meet, your friends, your family, and your loved ones.
With the power to change someone’s day so dramatically, kindness is a great personality trait to have and one that will ensure your friends, family, and anyone else who has the pleasure of meeting you will respect it.
Below we’ve listed a few random acts of kindness, all of which can be demonstrated instantly…
Help a family member with their homework
Whether it’s your sister, brother, or cousin, helping a family member study is certainly one random act of kindness you can do right now. You may be a math genius or an English connoisseur, but irrespective of your own skills, offering a lending hand (or brain) when someone is studying is a great way to demonstrate kindness.
Your family members can also benefit too, just make sure you don’t do all of their homework for them!
Collect someone’s shopping for them
It might be supporting your grandma, grandpa, uncle, parents, or friends, but regardless of who you are collecting shopping for, they’re certain to appreciate it. This is especially true in the current climate, as well as if they don’t own a car, are unable to get to the supermarket, or are recovering from an injury.
Send a friend flowers
Who doesn’t enjoy receiving a bouquet of beautiful blooms? Sending a pretty plant or flower display to a loved one, family member or friend is a fantastic way to show them that you are thinking of them. It’s also a guaranteed way to put a smile on their face, especially when they open the door to an unexpected bouquet, brimming with their favourite blooms and hues.
Online florists such as Serenata Flowers have a wide selection of flowers available for the same day and next day delivery, including ‘bouquets of the month’ and a variety of seasonal, contemporary, and traditional displays, meaning there is something to suit all tastes.
Provided that you order before a certain cut off time, you can also opt for same or next day delivery – just what you need if you want to surprise someone with a kind action!
Cook dinner for your mum and dad
Even if you’re not a great chef, it’s the thought that counts, and you can always get around this by ordering a few items in – just be sure to pick their favourite takeout. Set the table, pop some relaxing music on, pour them each a glass of wine, and get ready to cook up a storm!
After years of cooking for you, this random act of kindness will go a long way. It’s also a great way to spend some quality time together.
Pick up litter
A lot of towns and cities don’t have the manpower to rid every park, walkway, street, and public place of rubbish, which is where a simple act of kindness such as organizing a beach clean or picking up litter each and every time you see it can help the environment massively.
If opting for an organized clean, it’s a good idea to invest in a number of quality bin bags, a pair of sturdy shoes, and a pair of protective gloves.
Cleaning up your town is an easy way to get some quick exercise and ensure your surrounding area looks in tip-top shape. It’s also a great way to catch up with a few friends on a weekend morning. You may even inspire some strangers to join in.
Help a neighbor out
When they need the lawn mowing, a lightbulb changed or a wall painted, there are various ways to show random acts of kindness to your neighbors. Even popping round for a cup of tea and offering them an hour of the company if they live alone is an easy yet effective way to make someone feel loved.
If you have elderly neighbors, this can also help to combat loneliness and isolation and can be a massive difference to their lives.
Volunteer your time
From volunteering at the local animal shelter to the local charity shop, there are plenty of ways to help out in the community. There will be plenty of non-profit businesses in need of a kind, helping hand, or a neighborhood food pantry that is always understaffed.
Try to pick a cause you are passionate about and set out to dedicate at least one day per month to help your chosen charity out.
There is an abundance of places that could use volunteers. Many of these institutions offer important services to the community but depend on volunteers to keep the doors open, which is where you can step in!