30 Day Kindness Challenge
If you’ve been unfortunate enough to watch the news lately, you know there’s plenty of negativity to go around. There’s a seemingly constant stream of random acts of violence, crimes against minorities, plane crashes – the list goes on. It can be hard to stay focused on the positive in such stressful times, but we need to do our part to spread a little love and light in the world, as challenging as it may be.
That’s why I created a 30 Days of Kindness Challenge. Whether you’re looking to shift your family’s mindset and instill kindness as a habit or you’re simply looking for a way to give back and make a bigger impact in the lives of those around you, this challenge is for you. The 30 Days of Kindness Challenge will invite you to take time out of each and every day for the next month to do something kind for a friend, a neighbor, a stranger, the environment, or your greater community.
Random Acts of Kindness
30 Days of Kindness Challenge
Some of the action items on the list can be done on a whim, performed anywhere, anytime, while others must be scheduled or coordinated to ensure you’re making the greatest possible impact. Some cost nothing at all, while others require a small financial commitment to make them happen. Feel free to make this challenge your own. If a task falls on a day that you just can’t do it, swap it with something else, or come up with another way to demonstrate kindness toward others. I encourage you to adjust as needed – for example, if you don’t live near a Little Free Library, donate a few books to your nearest library or elementary school.
Acts of Kindness
Random Acts of Kindness List
Day 1: Pick up litter.
Day 2: Leave your favorite restaurant a great review.
Day 3: Offer to help someone carry something heavy.
Day 4: Donate blood.
Day 5: Surprise someone with a coffee.
Day 6: Participate in the You Matter Marathon.
Day 7: Check in with an elderly relative.
Day 8: Donate old clothes to a local charity.
Day 9: Hide a scratch-off ticket for someone to find.
Day 10: Sign up for a 5k to support a local charity.
Day 11: Leave a few books at a Little Free Library.
Day 12: Buy lunch for a homeless person.
Day 13: Offer to babysit for a friend.
Day 14: Ask someone how you can help them – and then do it!
Day 15: Leave spare change in a vending machine.
Day 17: Invite your neighbors over for dinner.
Day 18: Volunteer at your local food bank.
Day 19: Leave quarters near a vending machine or laundromat.
Day 20: Compliment at least three strangers.
Day 21: Write a thank-you note.
Day 22: Hold the door for someone.
Day 24: Help a neighbor with yard work (mowing, raking, or shoveling, depending on the season).
Day 25: Smile at someone who needs it!
Day 26: Give someone an extra-generous tip.
Day 27: Drop off old blankets and pillows at a nearby animal shelter.
Day 28: Pay it forward at your favorite drive-thru.
Day 29: Write a thank-you note to someone from your past who’s made an impact on your life.
Day 30: Avoid negative thoughts for a day – show yourself some kindness, too!
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And to make this challenge even more impactful? Invite a friend to participate with you, or consider tackling these 30 acts of kindness together as a family. You’ll have a lot more fun when you’re working with others. Not only that but having at least one other person on your team can really help you keep your focus and stay on track in your quest to make a difference in your community.
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