Monday Mission - World Kindness Day

Monday Mission - World Kindness Day

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
— 1 Corinthians 10:31

Monday Mission

Today, November 13, is World Kindness Day. Be intentional about being kind all day. Here are 100 acts of kindness to kick-start your day. What will you do to spread kindness to everyone you encounter today? 

  1. Donate food, toys, books, or clothes to a good cause
  2. Smile at everyone you come across
  3. Hug someone who needs it
  4. Pick up trash in a parking lot or a park
  5. Donate to a non-profit or charity that you admire
  6. Send a handwritten note to someone
  7. Send anonymous flowers to someone who's been on your mind
  8. Say "please" and "thank you"
  9. Bring hot cocoa to a friend
  10. Send someone a secret gift
  11. Call your parents/grandparents/far-away relative
  12. Volunteer your time over lunch or after school
  13. Walk a dog for a neighbor or your local shelter
  14. Hold open doors for others
  15. Leave encouraging notes in public places
  16. Pay for someone’s coffee, meal, groceries, car wash, gas, etc.
  17. Bring a meal to someone in need
  18. Bring diapers to a new mom
  19. Thank a teacher, public servant, pastor
  20. Give compliments instead of complaints
  21. Say "good morning!" to everyone with a smile
  22. Read to someone in the nursing home/hospital/daycare (I suggest this book for kids, one of my son's favorites)
  23. If someone around you is gossiping, butt in with something nice to say
  24. Put a quarter in someone’s expired meter
  25. Put your phone away and engage in conversations
  26. Buy a meal for someone else
  27. Compliment a person to his/her boss
  28. Leave a bigger tip than you normally would for your server
  29. Let someone into your lane
  30. Leave your paper/magazine behind for someone else to read
  31. Let the person behind you at the grocery store go first
  32. Give away free stuff on a social platform
  33. Give someone a book
  34. Comment something nice on someone's Instagram/Facebook post
  35. Let someone else have the closer parking space
  36. Volunteer at an after-school kids program
  37. Make eye contact when you’re walking about
  38. Play board games at the nursing home
  39. Actively listen to someone
  40. Babysit for free – a struggling family, single mom, someone who needs a break- give them an excuse to get out of the house
  41. Hold the elevator for someone
  42. Leave extra quarters at the laundromat, in vending machines, car wash
  43. Write your spouse a list of things you love about them
  44. Pray with someone
  45. Send dessert to another table at the restaurant
  46. Help your elderly neighbor with chores
  47. Give up your seat on public transportation
  48. Give your delivery driver a cup of something hot to drink
  49. Drop off a bag of dog/cat food at the animal shelter
  50. Wash someone’s car
  51. Make an extra lunch and give the other away
  52. Don’t complain
  53. Do the dishes for someone else
  54. Be patient
  55. Return someone else’s grocery cart in the parking lot
  56. Organize a volunteer project
  57. Call or email your favorite restaurant and leave a compliment instead of a complaint
  58. Have your kids draw someone a picture and mail it to them
  59. Bring snacks to the teachers at your school
  60. No road rage/honking today
  61. Donate colors and coloring books to the hospital waiting room
  62. Pull weeds in someone’s lawn or rake their leaves
  63. Send pizza anonymously to a family that could use it
  64. Forgive someone
  65. Make the extra pot of coffee at work
  66. Tell someone a joke – make them smile
  67. Pass out stickers to kids waiting in line somewhere
  68. Leave an encouraging note in a library book
  69. Thank a teacher who made a difference in your life
  70. Thank your pastor
  71. Stand up for someone else
  72. Donate blood
  73. Tell your parents you love them
  74. Give yourself a break
  75. If you’re thinking nice things about someone, text them or let them know
  76. Say thank you to the janitor
  77. Let your spouse sleep in
  78. Put a tip in the tip jar
  79. Send a care package to someone in the military, a missionary, or a college student
  80. Donate to the local food bank
  81. Make bird feeders and hang them outside
  82. Tape a bag of microwave popcorn with a nice note to the Redbox
  83. Help someone with their bags- at the store or in an airport
  84. Help someone move
  85. Make a new friend
  86. Use a reusable water bottle instead of a disposable one
  87. Sit with someone who is eating alone
  88. Sign up to be an organ donor
  89. Be kind to someone you don’t get along with- hold your tongue and find something nice to say
  90. Offer to pick up your friend’s kids after school
  91. Offer to work late for a co-worker so he/she can leave early
  92. Do that thing you’ve been putting off
  93. Clean up after someone else without acknowledgement
  94. Plan something fun for someone else: your spouse, kids, neighbors, friends
  95. Support a local business
  96. Let someone else “win”
  97. Talk positive about others
  98. Leave your spouse an encouraging note somewhere they aren't expecting to find it
  99.  Surprise someone with their favorite treat or drink
  100. Inspire someone else to do something good