The world can definitely use more kindness. If my blog encourages one person to be more kind, it would achieve one of its purposes. Being kind is not only proven to make us happier, it creates an astounding ripple effect on others — when you’re kind to someone, they get inspired to do something kind for another, and so the effect propagates.

Kindness should become so second nature to us that we don’t recognise when we’re being kind — it should be part of our lifestyle and who we are. It takes almost no time and effort to be kind. One simple act of kindness takes only a few seconds and can completely change someone’s day or even someone’s life. We need to keep the golden rule in mind and ALWAYS treat people the way we want to be treated.

As you read the following acts of kindness, imagine that if the roles were reversed, how happy and grateful you will be to receive such kindness from someone. Don’t we all want to be treated kindly? Then why not be kind to others?

There are countless ways in which we can practice kindness, but here are 7 simple acts you can do that can change someone’s life:

  1. Smile and say “hello” or “good morning” to a stranger passing by.
  2. Compliment others when possible — it takes nothing from you to utter a few nice words to someone.
  3. Humbly give another driver a chance on the road — you will be happy if someone did the same for you.
  4. Offer to give up your seat to an elderly person.
  5. Pay for someone’s food, drink or item (s) at the grocery store.
  6. Give a homeless person a meal or something useful other than cash.
  7. Hold the door open for a stranger when entering or leaving a room.

Yep, it’s that easy. The world is full of nice people. If you can’t find one, be one 🙂

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Keep Smiling — Love, Candace

21 Replies to “7 Simple Acts of Kindness That Can Change Someone’s Life”

  1. Happy you wrote this one, seems like I’ve heard these before though, lol. Everyone can always be a bit kinder. Great post babe.

  2. Yeah. I totally love the first one. Though it can really be discouraging when the person completely blows you off when you greet them. Anyways, this May, I tried doing that. My twin and I and some members of Your Best Self are doing a challenge. You smile at everybody you meet everyday for the rest of May. Not a forced smile but a genuine smile. It’s nice seeing how it brightens someone else’s day.
    You’re right. Life would be so much more enjoyable if everyone was a lil bit kinder. 😀 😀

    1. Yep, it really gets to me when ppl just ignore your good morning.. but I suppose most times something is on their mind or they’re having a bad day. It doesn’t stop me. That’s an awesome challenge.

      1. Probably. But hey, just cause you are having a bad day doesn’t mean you’ve got to put someone else in one as well.
        It is. You can try it if you want. It’s both fun and ……

          1. That’s swell. Now, on to the rules. You’re supposed to smile EVEN IF you don’t feel like it/ are not in the mood. 😀
            Good luck. 😛

  3. Great post! Can I ask one thing though in this gender equality age please. I’m old school (and old in general) and always open a door for women. Is this still accepted or is it considered demeaning to women?

  4. Kindness totally does perpetuate! When going on morning walks or runs it always feels nice just to say good morning to someone, even if they’re grouchy. Sometimes you can get someone out of a trance, though, and they also can reciprocate. All that matters is you’re spreading good vibes though. Love love love 1 and 3, but all make a great list!

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