50 Easy Ways to Make Someone's Day

Making someone's day is one of the best ways that can make your day. Kindness is contagious. Making someone else smile, will definitely put a smile on your face too. 

Below is a list of random acts of kindness, that might not be original and most of them might be things you do whenever you had the chance, but this is a reminder for me and you to carry out kindness daily.

1. Offer to baby-sit for a single mom.

2. Take care of your neighbor's dog when he goes for a vacation.

3. Smile often and say "good morning" and “Have a good day” to people you rid the elevator with.

4. Genuinely greet waiters and leave a good tip every now and then.

5. If you buy something new, donate something old.

6. Offer your seat in public transportation for elderlies, pregnant women, and the disabled.

7. Be especially patient with kids and elderly.

8. Bring your co-worker a coffee.

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9. Help elderlies carry groceries.

10. Call or write a teacher who helped you or inspired you.

11. Help your friend or neighbor pack when they're moving.

12. Share your food with neighbors.

13. On hot days, offer sanitation worker water.

14. When talking with someone, put your phone away and give him your undivided attention.

15. Compliment someone to their boss or a child to his parents.

16. Pay the toll for the person behind you.

17. Offer carpool for those who work with you and live near to you.

18. Be kind to the customer service on the phone.

19. Offer to return the grocery cart to the store for someone who's loading his groceries in their car.

20. Compliment your friend when he wears something new.

21. Sign up to get 30 free “You Matter” cards. Give them out to people who need to know that they matter, from a member of the the family who’s struggling with his own sense of self-worth to the barista that seems to have a bad day.

22. When you’re going to the store, check with your neighbors if they needed you to pick up something for them.

23. Put a surprise note with your spouse’s or kid’s lunch.

24. After a wedding or a party, donate all the flowers to a nursing home or a hospital.

25. Say “Thank you” more often and send cards to those who made a difference in your day.

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26. Don’t forget to call your friends on their birthday and wish them a happy one. It’s easier nowadays, with social media, to keep track of people’s birthdays.

27. Save someone’s life by joining the bone marrow registry. Certain types of patients with blood cancers can survive only if doctors find a bone marrow match for a transplant. 

All you’ll have to do is send in a swab from your mouth. Then you’re added to the bone marrow registry. If you’re lucky enough to be a match, you’ll have the opportunity to save a life by donating bone marrow or blood cells. You’re usually sore for a day or two afterward. How it works.

28. Take an extra umbrella to work, so you can lend it out when it rains.

29. Learn how to listen to others and do it more. Sometimes people don’t need solutions, all they need is someone who’s willing to listen and show empathy.

30. Write a positive online review of a business you like.

31. If you like something on the internet, don’t hesitate to give a like and leave a positive comment, it makes a difference.

32. If people are gossiping about someone, don’t be part of it and if you can chime in with something nice to say about that person, do it.

33. Encourage others to pursue their dreams when they tell you about it. It’s almost impossible to find someone who believes in us, so you encourage them can make a big difference.

34. Remember others’ names, it makes others feel good about themselves.

35. Loan money to a third world entrepreneur through Kiva. 99% of the loans are paid back and this money can change the lives of these families.

36. Teach someone something. We all can teach something however small it might be, it can make a difference.

37. Invite someone to dinner, especially during the holidays. It’s difficult to spend the holidays alone.

38. Call your parents more often.

39. When you see a homeless person, buy him food or give him some clothes.

40. Stop to let a pedestrian cross the street and let other cars merge in front of you whenever you can.

41. Hold the elevator when someone else comes.

42. Bring in snacks for your work colleagues.

43. Allow someone to help you, people enjoy an act of kindness.

44. Donate a small sum of money to a charity you love. Even that can make a difference.

45. Spend a few minutes on Free Rice, a United Nations Food Program that donates rice to hungry people. For each answer you get right, they send the cash equivalent of 10 grains of rice to the World Food Program. You can learn vocabulary, French, Chemistry and even answer SAT prep questions.

46. Search the web using EcosiaEcosia uses the money generated from search ads to plant trees in Africa, bringing water, plants, and animals back to drought-ridden areas.

47. Pick up litter from public places.

48. Volunteer at a shelter.

49. Make everyone feel included.

50. Above all be kind to yourself, write down 3 to 5 things you like about yourself.

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