Just one small act of kindness can brighten someone’s week!
There is a quote by the Scottish Theologian Rev John Watson, under his pen name, Ian Maclaren which you may have read – “Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” We never know what is going on in someone’s life and we should always endeavour to treat those we encounter with kindness. Little acts of kindness do not necessarily need to cost anything, even a simple yet hearty “good morning!” to a stranger passing by is sure to make their day.
How will you sow seeds of kindness this week? Here is a list of Small Acts of Kindness to give you some fresh ideas. Like ripples in the water these acts of kindness can have a significant impact. May God bless your efforts as you bless others this week. Remember, helping benefits not only the receiver but the giver also!
- Put a little note in your partner’s lunch box, telling them how much you love them
- Write a letter to a child who could use some extra love. Kids love getting mail.
- Do something special for the children at your church.
- Pass along a good book you’ve just finished reading.
- Buy a gift voucher as a thank you for a friend.
- Offer to baby-sit.
- Bring a colleague a muffin.
- Call or write to a teacher who changed your life.
- Out of the blue, send flowers to a friend.
- Write a note to the boss of someone who provided you with great service and explain how great a job that person is doing.
- Call a friend that you haven’t seen for a while.
- Volunteer to look after of a friend or relative’s dog while they’re on holidays.
- Bake a cake to share it at work.
- Put an inspiring quote up on the noticeboard at church.
- Ask someone “How are you really doing?” and really listen to what they’re sharing
As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. Proverbs 27:17
The generous soul will be made rich, and he who waters will also be watered himself. Proverbs 11:25