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Posted: December 1, 2017

  1. Bake cookies and share them with a neighbor. —Melissa S.
  2. Meet your garbage collector with a cup of hot coffee, tea or cocoa and a muffin or scone. —Gail R.
  3. Offer to wrap or help wrap Christmas gifts for a busy family member, coworker or acquaintance. —Lynn M.
  4. Start a piggy bank for a cause. —Rebecca P.
  5. Offer to return someone’s shopping cart to the store.
    —Kasandra T.
  6. Take your dog or cat to visit residents at an area assisted living facility. —Eric N.
  7. Pay a stranger a compliment. —Colleen Z.
  8. Pay for the car behind you in the drive–thru. —Kyrah K.
  9. Return an act of kindness with an act of kindness. —Jamie C.
  10. Deliver a drink or treat to someone who is stressed about an upcoming speech, interview or workload. —Amanda K.
  11. Reflect on the memories of those we have lost and perform small acts of kindness in their memory. —Tammy J.
  12. Leave a bottle of detergent at a laundromat. —George F.
  13. Buy dessert for someone eating out alone. —Kyrah K.
  14. Ship a care package to shut-ins or the troops. —Rebecca P.
  15. Pay for someone’s layaway. —Sandy M.
  16. Deliver flowers to the nurses’ station at your local hospital—they will know who needs them most. —Jackie B.
  17. Deliver lunch, cookies or cupcakes to your local fire or police department. —Elaine J.
  18. Tape a plastic bag of quarters to a washer or dryer at the laundromat. —Kelly W.
  19. Give a hot drink to the person ringing the Salvation Army bell. —Nancy R.
  20. Pick up the tab for a random table at a restaurant. —Kyrah K.
  21. Pay for someone’s groceries behind you in line. —Melody S.
  22. Volunteer an afternoon at a soup kitchen. —Claire C.
  23. Pay past due library fees for 5 people and tuck dollar bills in your favorite books. —Polly W.
  24. Donate coloring books and crayons to the pediatric wing of a hospital. —Ruby P.
  25. Tape cash or a gift card to a random gas pump. —Tim H.

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