Won’t you join me in keeping kindness alive?
I’m always looking for ways to extend kindness in simple, but meaningful ways.
Thank you cards are my favorite. Compliments. Small surprises.
I created the Kindness Streak to encourage you and me to offer extra kindness into this precious world.
Below are 100 ideas, but for each idea I shared there are 100 more. Use some of mine, make up your own or do a little of both.
For 21 days let’s flood the world with more love.
Simply download your PDF, post it somewhere visible or pop in with your planner pages. Each day that you offer extra kindness, color in (or decorate) the heart and watch your heart and those around you widen and lengthen in size and love.
This isn’t a rigid 21 day invite, but a container for kindness. Miss a day? No worries, begin again. 😉
Do the streak alone or together with your family!
- Leave wildflowers in your neighbors mailbox
- Send a mini surprise package to someone you love
- Send a ‘thinking of you card’ to someone who’s sad or struggling
- Write a handwritten letter to someone you love or admire
- Heartfully thank the librarian, your yoga teacher, your kids teacher or your boss
- Have a movie night with your lover or family with blankets, popcorn and treats
- Make cookies for someone in your community
- Send an email to someone who has no idea how much they inspire you
- Share your backyard eggs and garden goodness with a neighbor or friend
- Take a nap
- Mow their yard, bring a meal, or tidy the home of an elderly person
- Take an elderly person to lunch or bring lunch to them
- Send a kind text, just because
- Send a funny text
- Be present. Make eye contact
- Compliment someone sincerely
- Make a family members favorite meal
- Make your favorite meal
- Craft kindness. A surprise creative gift.
- Bring a meal to a pregnant mama, postpartum mama, ill friend or family member
- Read to, bring treats, play games or visit nursing homes
- Volunteer at a food shelter
- Create mini care packages for homeless shelters
- Ask “how are you doing?”
- Tuck a chocolate bar in with your feminine products for next month
- Keep libraries alive by using them
- Make meals ahead of time and freeze them for those tuckered out days
- Make a surprise phone call
- Create a cozy corner for your kiddos
- Hold your lovers hand while they sleep
- Nominate someone at moreloveletters.com
- Leave a big tip
- Manage your money
- Create a budget
- Save for curveballs in life
- Leave an encouraging note for a stranger to find
- Donate unused blankets, hats, gloves and scarves to a local shelter for winter
- Drop off coloring supplies for kids in hospitals
- Sew pillow cases for children in the hospital
- Give someone a foot rub
- Give someone a back rub
- Brush someones hair
- Invite a friend over (or out) for tea and talk
- Read aloud to your kids, no matter how old they are
- Send a book you loved to a friend
- Write your kids notes, no matter how old they are
- No complaining
- Pay for the person behind you in line
- Keep your eyes and heart open for random ways of offering kindness
- Make an appointment with your Dr.
- Make an appointment with your dentist
- Plant a garden
- Plant a tree
- Show up with a treat. Show up with flowers. Simply show up.
- Let your dog smell all the things on your walk.
- Don’t gossip.
- Take a digital sabbatical
- Tell someone’s boss about their exceptional service
- Comfort a mama who’s child is having a public tantrum
- Forgive someone
- Forgive yourself
- Donate blood
- If you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all
- Let the person behind you in line (with less items) go first
- Clean up trash in your neighborhood
- Sticky note love letters – anywhere and everywhere
- Leave a kind comment
- Privately pay for someone’s meal in the same restaurant as you
- Add a note to your waiters receipt
- Drop off food to an animal shelter
- Adopt from an animal shelter
- Give your time to something you believe in. Animals. Hospice. Kids. Cancer. etc.
- Say yes
- Say no
- Keep a gratitude list, journal or jar
- Leave coupons in the store
- Tell your lover thank you for all the things you take for granted
- Install rain barrels
- Offer your seat
- Return your shopping cart
- Use reusable bags, cups and containers
- Send a care package to a collage freshman, military member or sick family/friend
- Be still and watch – the sky, your kids, your pup
- Make someone laugh
- Put out a bird feeder
- Lift someone up
- Get rid of things that weigh you down
- Leave soap in a public park bathroom
- Donate books to Little Libraries or install a Little Library
- Make bookmarks for your library
- Donate your change
- Dress to feel good
- Play with your kids
- Dance with your lover
- Let someone off the hook
- Let yourself off the hook
- Move toward your fear, not away from it
These are ideas. This was created to help spark a streak of kindness in your life. We shouldn’t have to have lists to be kind people, but sometimes in life we can get lost in our busyness and the challenges of life, forgetting to be kind to ourselves and to open our hearts to others. Ideas can certainly help inspire our hearts to lean into kindness.
Lean in, sweetness, and sign up here. It’s free!