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30 Simple Ways To Be Kind

Being kind to someone really doesn’t have to cost a penny. It’s always lovely when someone does a nice thing, for no reason at all, other than to be kind and thoughtful. I don’t believe there is ever such a thing as a small act of kindness; because kindness really has the potential to make a big impact, no matter how tiny or unimportant you think it may be. So today, I thought I would share with you 30 simple ways to be kind to inspire you to brighten someones day.

give someone a genuine compliment

send an unexpected text message to say hi

give away your favourite book as a surprise gift

write a handwritten thank you card

give your full attention in a conversation

smile at a stranger

offer to babysit/dogsit/catsit for free

talk to the quieter people at a social event

leave your magazine/newspaper for someone else on public transport

offer to take the photo for someone trying to get that cute couples/friends pic

lend out your favourite DVDs for more people to enjoy

bake cakes and treats to share them

make an effort to remember peoples names

be patient with those who work in busy customer service jobs

leave feedback when you buy something from an Etsy shop or small business

donate a few items to the supermarket food bank

contribute to review sites such as Trip Advisor and offer your holiday tips

text a joke/share a funny pic with a friend and make them smile

celebrate others achievements (no matter how big or small)

leave an inspirational quote or friendly note tucked inside of a library book

make someone a cup of tea

do a family members chores without telling them

give children’s books or magazines to doctors surgery waiting rooms

leave any unwanted coupons/vouchers on that shelf in the supermarket

keep an eye out for job ads when you know someone is looking for work

reply to e-mails and messages as soon as you can

donate unwanted clothes to charity

carry spare umbrellas in the car to give out to friends/family on a rainy day

make someone a playlist of songs you think they would enjoy

avoid gossip and spreading negativity

Hope you enjoyed this list of kind things. Let me know in the comments if you can think of any others. It’s always good to have ideas and inspiration when it comes to being nice and thoughtful to those around you.

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  1. April 4, 2018 / 6:46 am

    Such a beautiful post, Bexa! Think everyone should be reading this and implementing these in our lives. I love smiling at strangers because I remember one day I was feeling down and this random person smiled at me and that made my day so much better! Thanks for sharing xx

    Soffy // themumaffairs.blogspot.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 4, 2018 / 7:09 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Soffy 💖. A smile can really make a big difference and brighten someone’s day ☺️. I’m glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  2. April 4, 2018 / 7:56 am

    Always a lovely reminder of how to be kind these days! Think it’s great to remind people of little things they could do which can make someone else’s day. Very nice post to read on a glum Wednesday morning! Thanks Bexa xx

    Rebecca | http://www.rebeccasreviews.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 6:40 am

      Aw thanks so much Rebecca! 💖 The little things can really make a big difference ☺️. Glad you enjoyed reading it and hope your Wednesday went well 😘 xx

  3. April 4, 2018 / 8:55 am

    Such a lovely post Bexa! I try to so many things you have mentioned. It makes me feel happy as well. 🙂 Great post.

    Via | http://glossnglitters.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 6:42 am

      Aw thanks so much lovely 💖. Being kind really is a great mood booster. I’m so glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  4. April 4, 2018 / 11:44 am

    I love that these are all SO simple and easy to do but could totally change someone’s day!

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 6:42 am

      Thank you Ellie! So true! It’s amazing what a bit of kindness can do 💖 xx

  5. April 4, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    I love some of these ideas – including the one about leaving feedback on Etsy as I think it would make people’s day!

    Katie xx
    http://www.amikate.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 6:50 am

      Thanks so much Katie! 💖 That’s definitely a good one to do as sometimes it’s easy to forget. Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  6. Shaun
    April 4, 2018 / 5:54 pm

    I agree, there is no such thing as a small act of kindness; being kind can go a long way 😘. Making an effort to remember people’s names and being patient with those who work in customer service jobs are especially nice ones 😄. A lovely blog post Bexa 😄😍💖😘 xxxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 6:55 am

      Aw thanks so much Shaun 💖. Glad you enjoyed the post, it’s the little things that make a big impact ☺️😍😘💕 xxxx

  7. April 4, 2018 / 5:54 pm

    Such a great post! Being kind can literally change someone’s whole day!
    Ellie x

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 7:08 am

      Thanks so much Ellie! 💖 That’s so true, kindness really can make a big difference. Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  8. Huda
    April 4, 2018 / 6:07 pm

    Great ideas! It’s always nice to be reminded of simple ways you can make another person happy! xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 5, 2018 / 6:55 am

      Thanks Huda! 💖 So glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  9. April 5, 2018 / 9:16 am

    I love this! It’s surprising how acts of kindness don’t have to be huge and can make a massive difference to someone’s day☺️ Great post Bexa 💗xxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 7:40 am

      Thank you so much Liz! 💕 it really is the small things that make a big difference. Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  10. April 5, 2018 / 9:22 am

    Lovely post, Bexa, some really good ideas here. I don’t think it’s hard to be kind and thoughtful and sometimes a gesture or a word means so much to the receipient. xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 7:44 am

      Thank you so much Lisa! 💕 That’s so true, it’s often the little things which can mean so much to another person 😘 xx

  11. April 5, 2018 / 11:16 am

    What a lovely idea for a post Bexa! I think everyone needs to be more kind sometimes, it doesn’t take much effort so there’s really no excuse x

    Em ~ http://thisisemsworld.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 7:46 am

      Aw thanks so much Em! 💖 That’s so true, it really doesn’t take much to do something nice & thoughtful 😘 xx

  12. April 5, 2018 / 4:10 pm

    Such a lovely post. They’re all so simple and most of them don’t take longer than a few seconds too! A smile can so easily change a person’s day 💕

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 7:47 am

      Thanks so much Sophie! 💖 Definitely, a smile can really brighten someone’s day and it’s so easy to do! 😘 xx

  13. April 5, 2018 / 4:13 pm

    I really enjoyed this post, I think sometimes we all need to be reminded of how doing ‘little things’ can have big impacts! I’ll definitely be doing a few of these 🤗

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 7:48 am

      Aw thanks so much Holly! 💖 It’s definitely the little things that can make a big difference 😘 xx

  14. April 5, 2018 / 4:14 pm

    This is such a lovely idea for a post, and I’m really happy I do some things from it! I don’t like lending DVDs (or anything) though, other people aren’t very kind quite often and don’t return them 😬😭
    Amy xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 7:57 am

      Thanks so much Amy! 💖 I’m glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  15. April 5, 2018 / 4:15 pm

    Fabulous post hun 😃 people forget sometimes that it’s the small gestures that can mean so much more than over the top grand ones. Great ideas that everyone can use to make someone’s day ❤️

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 7:58 am

      Aw thanks so much Melanie 💖. It’s definitely the small things that can change someone’s day, glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  16. April 5, 2018 / 4:17 pm

    Love this post! If only everyone read this post and did some of these more often! They are so simple & easy to do, but can make such a difference to someones day!

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 7:59 am

      Thanks so much Rebecca! 💖 Definitely, I think everyone can do some of these and it would make a big difference 😘 xx

  17. Amelia
    April 5, 2018 / 4:19 pm

    This is such a nice post and needed post. I reallly love it thank you for writing it ☺️

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 7:59 am

      Aw thanks so much for your lovely comment Amelia 😘 xx

  18. April 5, 2018 / 4:20 pm

    Yes! Kindness doesn’t have a price tag it’s all about how you treat people throughout the day, the smallest thing can make someone’s day. I love all of these ideas – definitely saving this list to look back on as sometimes a reminder to be kind or to do something kind is needed!

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 8:14 am

      Aw thanks so much Sahara! 💖 Definitely, the little things can really make a difference. Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  19. April 5, 2018 / 4:22 pm

    I love this post Bexa!! Some super great ideas in there to use even if you just want to do something nice for someone to make them feel special. Thanks for the great ideas lovely!

    MJ X

    MJ X
    http://www.beeingyou.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 8:14 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment MJ, glad you enjoyed the post 💕😘 xx

  20. Kanra Khan
    April 5, 2018 / 4:31 pm

    This was a cute post! Small things like this can definitely make a really BIG change in other people’s lives and we should never downplay these tiny gestures. Thank you for sharing!
    One kind thing idea that I came across earlier this week was about how when we think of someone, we should text them right away and let them know that they were on our mind today. It’s certainly an easy way to make someone’s day!
    Kanra Khan

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 8:17 am

      Thank you so much Kanra 💖. That is such a great idea, it’s such a simple but thoughtful thing to do and it would really make someone’s day 😘 xx

  21. April 5, 2018 / 4:31 pm

    Beautiful list of random acts of kindness!
    I like to leave a post-it note in library books to wish the next person reading the book a nice day. I found one of those notes once and it made my day!

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 8:18 am

      Thank you so much Manon 💖. Aw that’s such a sweet thing to do, I’d love to pick up a library book with a kind message inside, it’s so unexpected and thoughtful 😍 xx

  22. ayse
    April 5, 2018 / 4:33 pm

    This is such a cute and important post!

    Ayse Merve Demir x

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 8:23 am

      Thank you so much Ayse! 💖 xx

  23. April 5, 2018 / 4:50 pm

    This is such a lovely post, it’s so true what they say, a little kindness goes a long way, and so many of these things are such quick and easy things to do but could mean the world to someone! Things like leaving reviews is such a good one!
    Hels xx
    http://www.thehelsproject.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 8:25 am

      Thank you so much Hels! 💖 Definitely, simple kindness can really make a huge difference! A positive review can really brighten someone’s day 😘 xx

  24. April 5, 2018 / 4:52 pm

    Being kind is so easy yet for some reason people find it so hard

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 8:26 am

      True! Being kind doesn’t have to take much effort but it really makes a big impact 😘 xx

  25. April 5, 2018 / 5:05 pm

    This is such a beautiful post! I especially love the idea of smiling at strangers – one simple smile can really go a long way for someone 🙂

    cabin twenty-four

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 8:32 am

      Thank you so much Eena 💖. Definitely, I know I feel really happy when someone unexpectedly smiles at me 😍 xx

  26. April 5, 2018 / 5:20 pm

    These are all so simple that I wish is was that easy for people to remember to do them more often. With people like you Bexa the world is a better place😘

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 8:33 am

      Aww Violette! 💖 What a lovely sweet comment, thank you so much! 😘 xx

  27. April 5, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    Such a great list of small things to do to put a smile on someone’s face! 😊 I’m always people watching when I’m out and about so try to throw some friendly smiles towards strangers & I think being patient with people who work in customer service roles is so important – you never know what they’re going through so no need to be mean!
    Thanks for sharing Bexa 😍💜

    Jessica xo | jessinwonderlandx.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 8:41 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Jessica! 💖 Smiles can really brighten people’s day and definitely, being kind to people in stressful jobs is important as they are probably doing their best. Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  28. April 5, 2018 / 5:26 pm

    I love this post! Such simple and easy things to do but they really could make someones day! All about spreading the positivity!- https://sophiehearts.net 💞

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 8:42 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Sophie! Definitely, spreading positivity is so important 💖 xx

  29. April 5, 2018 / 5:30 pm

    This is such a lovely list!! I love how positive and sparkly your posts always are but I’ve got to say this has to be my favourite. Recently I’ve been making an effort to say the nice things I think about people out loud so that they know too and it has made so many people smile, it’s the best! I will try and do at least one of these things every day, this is going in my bookmarks, fab post yet again!
    Alice Xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 8:46 am

      Aww thank you so much for all the blog love on this post Alice, it’s so sweet and supportive of you 💖. Telling people the nice things you think is such a kind and thoughtful thing to do, I’m sure it makes a big difference to peoples days ☺️. So glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  30. April 5, 2018 / 5:38 pm

    This is such a sweet post and a great way to spread positivity. I like to buy homeless people I see on the street hot food, or drinks. You have such a great list. Especially the be patient with people who work with the public, some people can be so rude! That’s the one thing I hate about working in retail. Thank you for sharing!! Xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 8:50 am

      Thank you so much Lauren 💖. Buying homeless people food & drinks is such a kind and thoughtful gesture, I’m sure it makes a huge positive difference to their lives 😍. Also, I know how you feel working for the public, I’ve had retail jobs in the past and a nice friendly customer can really make your day 😘 xx

  31. April 5, 2018 / 6:47 pm

    This post really is what people need to read more often! I really like that you give so many options and in reality they are not hard to follow at all. I mean give someone a genuine compliment?! Everyone can do this and not only does it brighten your day for doing something good for someone, it makes their day that much better too!
    Keep up the positivity Bexa!

    xoxo

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 8:51 am

      Aw thanks so much for your lovely comment Jennifer! 💖 Definitely, these are so easy to do and can make a huge difference! Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  32. April 5, 2018 / 10:03 pm

    This post just made me so happy! I love posts like these! You’re right being kind to someone else can be so effortless, yet some people act like it’s the hardest task. When I go into work I try to give compliments to my co-workers cause it’s nice to start your day with a smile. When I’m cleaning out my closet I give away clothes that don’t fit or I don’t like as much to kids less fortunate. Honestly, I hope more people read this and understand how inexpensive kindness is. Such an inspiring post! 💫♥️

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 9:00 am

      Thank you so much Lena! 💖 That is such a good way to start the day with kindness and positivity. Giving away unwanted clothes to kids less fortunate is so thoughtful and would really make a big difference to them 😍. I’m so glad you enjoyed the post and thank you for all the blog love 😘 xx

  33. April 6, 2018 / 7:02 pm

    Bexa your kindness and positivity is always so inspiring. Such a brilliant list of things that can positively impact on anyone’s day.

    Emma x
    emmarollason.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 7:49 pm

      Aw thanks so much for your lovely comment Emma, that’s so sweet of you to say 💕😘 xx

  34. April 6, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    What a lovely concept for a post! And so many great ideas too! I love the one about leaving a note in a library book – that’s something I’ve never thought of doing before.

    And congratulations because someone loved this post so much, they added it to the BlogCrush linky! Feel free to collect your “I’ve been featured” blog badge 🙂 #blogcrush

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 7:52 pm

      Aw thanks so much for your lovely comment Lucy! 💖 An unexpected note in a library book is always a nice surprise 😍. Aww thank you, I’ll definitely check out the BlogCrush linky, that’s awesome that I have been featured 😘 xx

  35. April 7, 2018 / 7:43 pm

    What a beautiful and inspiring post Bexa! You truly do have a heart of gold for all to see😘
    Some great ideas here, thankyou Darling😍☺️ xoxo
    http://www.beautynbrushes.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 13, 2018 / 5:14 am

      Aw thanks so much Emily, you are so sweet 💕😘 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 13, 2018 / 6:57 pm

      Aw thanks so much for your lovely comment Anna 💖 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 13, 2018 / 7:03 pm

      Aw thanks so much! 💖 That’s such a lovely idea 😘 xx

  36. April 10, 2018 / 9:58 am

    Such a wonderful post! I’m definitely going to try and fit some of these into my daily routine. Think I will treat my boyfriend to a cinema trip when he finishes work today too 😀

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 13, 2018 / 7:05 pm

      Aww thanks so much Sammy and that’s such a lovely idea, I hope you both had a great time at the cinema ☺️💕 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 13, 2018 / 7:07 pm

      Aw thanks so much Nele! 💖 xx

  37. April 15, 2018 / 8:19 am

    I *love* every one of your suggestions for acts of kindness. Most require nothing more than being present in the moment. Wonderful post! Thank you!

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 17, 2018 / 6:11 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Linda 💖 so glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  38. April 15, 2018 / 12:15 pm

    I loved these ideas. Kindness is my way to live. Every day I make an effort to do something kind for another person.
    And thank you for including the patience with people in customer service jobs. I can deffo say that this helps as I work one 😉

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 17, 2018 / 6:25 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Rose 💖. Being kind to someone everyday is such a nice way to live life. You are such an inspiration 😘 xx

  39. May 27, 2018 / 10:36 pm

    Little acts of gratitude are so easy for you to do, but go a long way to the person on the receiving end. It can really make someone’s day. Love everything about this post. I used to keep a gratitude journal – really need to get back in to that! Have you ever read Rhonda Byrne – The Magic? I think you’d really like it.

    Efia @ Effy Talks Life xxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 28, 2018 / 10:44 am

      Thanks so much for the kind thoughtful comment Efia 💖. Gratitude journals are such a good way to feel positive and appreciate the little things in life. I’ve not read The Magic but I’ll definitely check it out, thanks for the suggestion lovely 😘 xx

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