December – Random Acts Of Kindness Daily

December 31st is my birthday and every year I do this “project” and would love to do it again this year.

My one and only goal is to make this world a better place – one day at a time, one person at a time.
From December 11th through December 31st I am asking you each to do one – just one – random act of kindness for someone.  Perform one Random Act of Kindness Every Day.
Yes, the impetus for this is my birthday.  But it is also the holiday season and there are so many people that just want to feel appreciated, needed and acknowledged.  I am sure you see it every day – just like me.  Here is your chance to do something about it.
Remember the starfish?  Make a difference!
Lets make December 2017 a better time!
That’s it.  Just love your neighbor, people in need, friends etc… for one month, every single day!  We can make a difference – and a huge one if we all put our hearts in it!  It doesn’t take money – though it can.

Need some ideas:

  1. put a quarter in a meter, any meter, that’s about to expire
  2. leave a copy of a really great book you’ve read in a cafe for someone else to enjoy
  3. be nice to the customer service people who are trying to help you with your technological difficulties
  4. tip your restaurant server generously
  5. thank the cooks, waitstaff and bussers personally
  6. say something nice or funny or goofy to the toll booth attendant (like, “Don’t drive too fast, now” or “Glad to have encountered you today”, or something less hokey)
  7. forgive a driver directing road rage at you
  8. buy or pack a meal for a homeless person (or give him/her your to-go box from a restaurant)
  9. give a warm coat to a homeless person
  10. offer to do pro bono work on a project where your skills are needed
  11. mentor someone
  12. make a donation
  13. say a prayer or whisper a kind wish for someone
  14. compliment a stranger
  15. send a box of donuts or bagels or muffins to a construction site
  16. next time you leave a foreign country, give all or some of what’s left of your currency to someone who resides in that country
  17. next time you’re at the airport, offer to pull the bags belonging to a woman or a mother with child out of the conveyor belt
  18. praise generously
  19. give local tips (re: restaurants, sights, etc.) to a tourist
  20. show respect equally to all human beings
  21. put a tip in a street musician’s jar
  22. let someone cut in front of you at the grocery store
  23. tell a funny joke to a stranger
  24. give someone a chance to prove him or herself
  25. encourage someone to pursue their dream
  26. allow someone to let his or her light shine
  27. show support to an artist or writer or musician
  28. hold the door open for someone
  29. tip a cab driver generously
  30. teach a child something you wish you knew at that age
  31. smile at someone who’s sad
  32. smile at strangers
  33. offer sincere, kind words to someone who’s hurting
  34. visit a hospice and spend some time with a terminally ill patient
  35. volunteer at a battered women’s shelter
  36. spend some time with a senior citizen living alone
  37. give up your seat on a crowded bus or train or ferry
  38. inspire someone to be the best that they can be
  39. give someone the benefit of the doubt
  40. offer to babysit for a single mother
  41. offer the FedEx, UPS or DHL delivery person something to drink especially on a warm day or a warm drink on a very cold day
  42. help a pregnant lady
  43. sit and talk with a homeless person and learn their story
  44. loan something to someone and forget about it
  45. loan money
  46. contribute to a friend’s child’s education fund
  47. give blood
  48. show respect to a soldier regardless of your pacifism
  49. donate to or volunteer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation
  50. replace an angry or bitter thought toward someone with a loving thought (or at least try)

Horse world ideas:

  1. Buy a bag of haystretcher for someone
  2. Clean stalls
  3. Exercise a horse
  4. Groom a horse
  5. Fix a blanket

Dog/Cat family ideas:

  1. Pickup some pet food for someone
  2. Offer to walk the dog
  3. Pickup some kitty litter
  4. Donate to a local shelter
  5. Walk animals at a local shelter
  6. “Share” available pets on social media from local shelters
  7. Provide blankets for shelter animals


Lastly, my favorite song of all time is Random Acts of Senseless Kindness by South 65.  They were a young country music boy band that disbanded shortly after their first album.  But this song is timeless and so meaningful.


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