Acts of Kindness

Posted by occwebsite
06th Feb 2021

February 7-14, 2021

Turn your compassionate spirit into action by doing some random (in the sense of unexpected) acts of kindness throughout the week, bringing some light and love to those around us.

There are many ways to let people know you care: Here’s some ideas do get you thinking, we’re sure you have other great ideas!

  • Send a note/leave a note
  • Make a call
  • Thank a retail clerk
  • Make a porch drop off
  • Play a Zoom/online game with someone
  • Send flowers to someone for no reason
  • Run an errand for someone
  • Feed the birds
  • Leave happy notes wherever you go
  • Drop off hygiene items for the Light House at OCC
  • Order someone a meal/have pizza delivered
  • Give an unexpected compliment
  • Snow blow/shovel someone’s driveway
  • Support a local business
  • Let someone cut in front of you in line
  • Pay for the car behind you at a takeout window
  • Slow down so someone can merge in front of you in traffic
  • Let someone else take that prime parking spot
  • Put your phone away when a family member or friend is talking to you
  • Donate flowers to a nursing home
  • Leave a great coupon next to that item in the grocery store
  • Pick up a piece of litter on the street and throw it out
  • Pass along a compliment to a service worker’s boss
  • Take the time to write a great online review for a restaurant you love
  • Leave a positive comment on a news article or blog post
  • Give an extra tip when getting take out
  • Bring treats to your local fire station
  • Write a thank you note to your mail carrier
  • Smile at someone who looks sad
  • Participate in the Coldest Night of the Year walk
  • Become an organ donor
  • Bring in a prepackaged treat and leave it in the break room at work. (It’s extra fun if you do it anonymously.)
  • Compliment a colleague to your boss
  • Post sticky notes with uplifting messages on the office bathroom mirrors
  • Stay late for a co-worker who needs to get home
  • Write a thank you note to someone who has helped your career
  • Add a positive comment to the conversation if things are getting negative
  • Scrape the ice off a neighbour’s windshield after you’ve finished doing yours
  • Make a double batch of the cookies you’re baking and bring some next door
  • Make dinner for a someone who has just had a baby or surgery
  • Write a thank you note to your child’s teacher or to a teacher who made a difference in your life
  • Tell the principal how much you love your child’s teacher
  • Be on time
  • Call your mom or dad just to say I love you
  • Tell a friend what you love about their children
  • Send a message to a friend letting them know you appreciate them
  • Reconnect with an old friend you’ve lost touch with over the years. Share a memory you carry with you.
  • Forgive someone who has wronged you
  • Make amends with someone you have wronged
  • Bring your neighbour’s garbage cans up for him/her
  • Turn off the water when you brush your teeth and give the earth some kindness
  • Let your spouse sleep in when it’s his/her turn to get up early with the kids
  • Donate to a friend’s favourite charity in their name
  • Give a friend a book you think they would like
  • Send a print of a photo you took of a friend or their child
  • Write a letter of encouragement to a child you know is having a hard time
  • Send a friend a helpful or inspiring article that made you think of them
  • Write a sweet, encouraging note and put it under your child’s pillow or in a place they’ll easily find it
  • Be a good listener
  • If you need to go to the grocery store or pharmacy, call someone and ask if they need anything
  • Make a music playlist for someone with songs you think they’d enjoy
  • Respond to a social media post with a positive, uplifting comment

Send us a note ( about what you did. We will publish the list of things done, without names.