Small Acts Of Kindness To Brighten Someone's Day

Small Acts Of Kindness To Brighten Someone's Day

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." - Aesop


Small acts of kindness can change a person's life. Helping someone might take up a little of your time but it has its advantages. Aside from making us feel good, it allows us to connect with other people and maybe even improve their life in some way. Being kind makes the world look and feel like a better place and, by showing a little kindness to others, you can encourage them to pass that kindness on.

To celebrate World Kindness Day, here are 45 tiny good deeds to brighten someone’s day.

  1. Be friendly to strangers
  2. Leave a big tip
  3. Share a book you’ve read
  4. Introduce two people
  5. Send a surprise gift
  6. Donate your stuff
  7. Volunteer at a charity
  8. Register as an organ donor
  9. Book a blood donor appointment
  10. Fix something for someone
  11. Ask people if they need your help
  12. Create care packages for the homeless
  13. Donate pet supplies to a local shelter
  14. Give a donation to a local museum 
  15. Teach someone a skill you know
  16. Compliment a stranger
  17. Help tourists take their photographs
  18. Let the person behind you go first
  19. Pay for someone’s order behind you in line
  20. Offer to run errands for someone
  21. Follow up with people you know who are struggling
  22. Cook dinner for someone you haven’t seen in a while
  23. Say, “yes” to something you normally wouldn’t do
  24. Listen to someone who needs to talk
  25. Give someone the benefit of the doubt
  26. Offer transport to someone without it
  27. Do someone else’s chores for them
  28. Stop to help someone in need
  29. Give away your extra coupons
  30. Donate your freebies
  31. Comfort someone in grief
  32. Forgive and forget
  33. Surprise your partner
  34. Host a gathering for friends
  35. Bake for your colleagues
  36. Show appreciation for someone
  37. Use your voice to speak out about a cause
  38. Send a friendly email
  39. Write a positive review online
  40. Reach out to someone online
  41. Celebrate the success of others
  42. Help someone plan a new venture
  43. Share your knowledge and expertise
  44. Encourage people's ideas
  45. Be kind to yourself
Back to blog

Written by Sophie Davies

Sophie is a freelance writer and full-time jeweller. She has been writing about simple living and sustainability for over ten years; exploring simple living, sustainable style, and slow travel. She writes for a variety of brands and publications as well as her personal blog, A Considered Life.

  • How to Stop Necklaces From Tangling

    How to Stop Necklaces From Tangling

    Layering necklaces is a timeless way of styling jewellery to instantly elevate any outfit. But there's nothing more heart-breaking than reaching for your favourite chains only to find them in...

    How to Stop Necklaces From Tangling

    Layering necklaces is a timeless way of styling jewellery to instantly elevate any outfit. But there's nothing more heart-breaking than reaching for your favourite chains only to find them in...

  • Summer Jewellery Trends 2024

    Summer Jewellery Trends 2024

    Summer is all about having fun and going on adventures, and the same applies to fashion—especially when it comes to summer jewellery. Wearing the right accessories can give your wardrobe...

    Summer Jewellery Trends 2024

    Summer is all about having fun and going on adventures, and the same applies to fashion—especially when it comes to summer jewellery. Wearing the right accessories can give your wardrobe...

  • How to Spring Clean Your Jewellery

    How to Spring Clean Your Jewellery

    As the flowers bloom and the temperatures rise, springtime brings with it the promise of a new beginnings and a fresh start. While we often focus on tidying up our...

    How to Spring Clean Your Jewellery

    As the flowers bloom and the temperatures rise, springtime brings with it the promise of a new beginnings and a fresh start. While we often focus on tidying up our...

1 of 3