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Today is World Kindness Day!

Anyone living a chronic condition like a bleeding disorder, knows the power of kindness when family and friends drop everything to be with you during an emergency room visit, help you laugh when there is pain, offer support when times get tough, and provide encouragement when you need it the most. Join us and millions around the world today by doing one act of kindness like: buying a cup of coffee for a stranger, giving someone a call you haven’t talked in a while, or write a note someone who helped you. For more ideas check out this list and remember YOU can change the world with one act of kindness! whiteboard (2)-XL.A

  • Adopt a soldier
  • Ask someone “How are you really doing?”—and then really listen to her response.
  • At work, offer to transfer a caller who needs help from another department.
  • Be a designated driver
  • Be a friend who listens
  • Be kind to someone you dislike.
  • Before a friend moves away, give her your favorite recipe or quote and a photo of the two of you together.
  • Bring a box of doughnuts to share at the office.
  • Bring someone a souvenir
  • Bring your assistant coffee.
  • Call or write to a teacher who changed your life.
  • Clean up graffiti
  • Cook a meal for someone.
  • Donate used books to a library
  • Don’t interrupt when someone is explaining herself.
  • Each time you get a new item of clothing, give away something old.
  • Encourage someone who seems despondent.
  • Forgive someone a debt–and never bring it up again.
  • Give a homeless person your doggie bag.
  • Give care packs to the homeless.
  • Help a child learn
  • Help a friend pack for a move.
  • Help a mother carry her baby stroller up the subway stairs, or hold a door open for her.
  • Help someone for free.
  • Help someone whose car has broken down.
  • Help someone with yard work
  • Leave a generous tip for a pleasant waiter.
  • Let a fellow driver merge into your lane.
  • Let someone go in front of you in line.
  • Listen with all your senses.
  • Make blankets for the homeless
  • Mentor a child or teen
  • Offer change when the person in front of you at the register comes up short.
  • Offer to baby-sit for a single mom.
  • Offer to pick up groceries for an elderly neighbor, especially in extreme weather.
  • Out of the blue, send flowers to a friend.
  • Pass along a great book you’ve just finished reading.
  • Pay the toll for the driver behind you.
  • Pick up trash
  • Put a coin in an expired meter.
  • Put your shopping cart back in its place.
  • Read to someone
  • Return a shopping cart
  • Say “Good morning” to a person standing next to you in the elevator.
  • Say “I love you” to someone you love.
  • Say “please” and “thank you”—and really mean it.
  • Simply say “I’m sorry” when you’re wrong.
  • Take a minute to direct someone who is lost, even though you’re rushing.
  • Take someone’s shift as the car-pool parent.
  • Thank your police or fire department
  • Throw away your trash—and someone else’s—after a movie, picnic or visit to a park.
  • Use less plastic
  • Visit an animal shelter
  • Visit the elderly in a nursing home
  • Volunteer to take care of a friend’s dog while he is vacationing.
  • When you’re on a crowded train or bus, offer your seat to an elderly, disabled or pregnant person.
  • Write a letter to a child who could use some extra attention. Kids love getting mail.
  • Write a letter to someone who made a difference in your life.
  • Write a note to the boss of someone who helps you, and explain how great a job that person is doing.

Source: http://www.randomactsofkindness.org/kindness-ideas

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