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30 Days, 30 Simple Acts of Kindness: Spend A Month Sharing Joy!

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1. Write a letter to someone you know who could use some extra attention. A real letter… With paper.

2. Tape quarters to a vending machine for the next person to use.

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3. Pay the toll for the driver behind you.

4. Pay the bill for the person behind you in line at the drive through.

5. Each time you get a new article of clothing, give one away.

6. Leave microwave popcorn bags next to a redbox vending machine.


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7. Help someone whose car is broken down.

8. Thank a veteran.

9. Help a stranger with their groceries.

10. Smile at a stranger.

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11. Let someone go in front of you in line.

12. Cook a meal for someone (microwaving a hot pocket doesn’t count.)

13. Eat lunch with someone new.

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14. Mow a neighbor’s lawn.

15. Leave a sticky note with an inspirational message somewhere random for a stranger to find.


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16. Ask the grocery clerk to apply your unused coupons to another customer’s items.

17. Deliver food to a nearby fire station or group home.

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18. Be the bigger person: Cede the parking space.

19. Take a minute to direct someone who is lost, even if you’re in a rush.

20. Say “I love you” to someone you love.


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21. When you’re on a crowded train or bus, offer your seat to someone who needs it more than you (elderly, disabled or pregnant person.)

22. Call or write to a teacher who changed your life.


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23. Bring a box of doughnuts to share at the office.

24. Help a friend pack for a move.

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25. Pass along a great book you’ve just finished reading.

26. Create a mix CD for a friend.


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27. If it’s hot, give out cold Gatorades to your mail carrier or garbage men. If it’s cold, offer hot chocolate to crossing guards or police officers.

28. Keep an extra umbrella at work so you can lend it out when it rains.

29. Give someone a hug for no particular reason.


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30. Hold the elevator.

Bonus: Fill your calendar with these ideas and complete an act everyday.


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