How To Commit A Random Act Of Kindness

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Helping Others With Random Acts of Kindness

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make”
Jane Goodall

Are you happy and satisfied with how your your life is right now?

Did you know there are others who are not quite as satisfied as you? In this world of self-gratification, many people are facing situations that would try the best of us. Have you ever thought about what you could do to brighten up someone else’s day? A small act of random kindness can easily put a smile on the face of a stranger in more ways than you might think.

What kind of acts can make another person feel special?

This where you can get creative. It’s not about what you do but the act itself and what is behind it. In Galatians 5:22-23we read,But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”

Can you find a way to be gentle with someone?

How about showing love and offering peace to someone who is suffering with a lack of both?

The Little Things: How Small Gestures of Kindness Go a Long Way

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The loving act of kindness and love brings forth a renewed spirit in the receiver and a warm and gentle heart in the giver. It is in the spirit of giving that we also receive so much in return. You should never underestimate the impact you will have with a single act of kindness. 

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ” — Leo Buscaglia

This is what random acts of kindness are all about. Helping to turn a life around… even if it is for just a moment. It’s all about restoring humanity’s faith in one another.

Committing Random Acts Of Kindness

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“Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference.”
Kevin Heath

How can you inspire kindness in others? It all comes down to what’s in your heart. If you are willing to love your neighbor like yourself, then going out of your way to show kindness is the next logical step.

Here are some great ways to to show random acts of kindness without hesitation:

1- Find opportunities to compliment others. It doesn’t take any time and is the best way to make someone feel special. Why just think it when you can say it for real!

2- Take the time to send cards to sick children in the hospital. Just imagine the pain they are going through. Wouldn’t you want someone to write to you if you were in that situation?

3- Send a care package to a soldier overseas. It could mean the world to a lonely soldier who hasn’t seen their family in months or even years. They are here to protect you, show them you appreciate their sacrifices.

4- Donate flowers to a nursing home. Show some of the elder women and men how much you appreciate all they have done in their lives. Don’t forget to personalize it to show you really mean it.

5- Join the bone marrow registry. Cancer patients need your bone marrow and just a few minutes of your time can save a life. All it takes is a swab from your mouth and if you are a match you can save a life.

6- Donate your unwanted things with to your local Goodwill Store. There is always someone  in need and you can make someone very happy with your gift.

7-Want to grant a wish of a foster child? One Simple Wish is a repository of requests made by foster children in which case workers submit for the children themselves. These funds are used to help purchase simple things that these kids don’t normally have the money to buy.

8- Print extra store coupons and give them out to families that can use them. Most families are having trouble in this economy and a few dollars here and there really helps!

9- Help people move out of their house or help your new neighbors move in. Everybody can always use a helping hand.

10-Fill a kindness jar with spare change for a family in need.

These are just ten random acts of kindness and have a far reaching effect on those who are the benefactors. I’m sure you could think of a hundred more but the idea is to make it a challenge for yourself to help others less fortunate than yourself.

The Benefits Of A Random Act Of Kindness

“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end”
Scott Adams

When you help others out without being asked you bring a  little bit of happiness to a world struggling to show love and care. People around you will view you in a different light and hopefully join you in showing love and kindness to others..

Have you ever been on the receiving end of a nice gesture, such as someone holding the door for you? Notice how it makes you feel as though you want to return the favour to someone else, almost immediately. It’s true, one act of kindness is often the starting point for more actions.

According to ” Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside. “People who engage in kind acts become happier over time, When you are kind to others, you feel good as a person — more moral, optimistic, and positive,”  This research found that performing  positive acts for others at least once a week led to the most happiness.

David R. Hamilton PhD, writes in his May 30, 2011 article entitled, “The 5 Side Effects of Kindness” that “Acts of kindness are often accompanied by emotional warmth. Emotional warmth produces the hormone, oxytocin, in the brain and throughout the body. Of recent interest is its significant role in the cardiovascular system.

Oxytocin causes the release of a chemical called nitric oxide in blood vessels, which dilates (expands) the blood vessels. This reduces blood pressure and therefore oxytocin is known as a ‘cardioprotective’ hormone because it protects the heart (by lowering blood pressure). The key is that acts kindness can produce oxytocin and therefore kindness can be said to be cardioprotective.”

Giving has a great effect not only on the physical side but the mental aspect also. Don’t underestimate the power that giving has. In 2 Corinthians 9:6-7, we learn: The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

What type of act of loving kindness can you give? How can you open your heart to someone who really needs it at this time?

My challenge to you is to be the one who makes the effort to help others. Be the the one who doesn’t care what others think and takes it upon themselves to make a difference in the world.

How do you go about committing random acts of kindness?

You can find it in my #1 bestselling book on Amazon.com entitled “Summoned To Love – A Spiritual Blueprint For Rediscovering Inner Peace, Unconditional Love, And True Happiness.”

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3 Secrets To Practicing The Art Of Loving Kindness

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3 Secrets To Practicing The Art Of Loving Kindness

“Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.
Jackie Chan

Do you wish you knew the secret to making others feel special?

I recently went on a business trip to Houston, Texas for a marketing convention and I was floored by how I was treated. I’ve never been in Texas before but I had heard stories about how Texans are bighearted and tend to treat you like you’re family.

Well, let me say those stories are absolutely true!  I learned a whole lot about how to treat people I’ve never met and how to make them feel special. They showed me the true art of loving kindness.

Being an introvert from New Jersey, I wasn’t used to the over-the-top way that Texans make you feel comfortable. It was a real eye-opener to say the least!

It began straight from the airport in Houston and continued onto my hotel. I could sense this wasn’t going to be any ordinary trip. This marketing event was supposed to be about how to market myself but a strange event occurred to me after the first day of the event.

I was looking for a place to relax and unwind after a long day so  I walked into this cozy little restaurant and sat down away from everyone to catch my breath. Now here’s what got my attention. It wasn’t just the waitress who greeted me with a hello but everyone in the place said hello.  They made me feel like they were waiting all day for me to arrive just  so that they could take care of my every need.

Now, this wasn’t some five star restaurant we’re talking about here but a small, out-of-the-way place that served good food. I enjoyed every bite of that meal as if it were my last one.

The Practice Of Loving Kindness

In Mark 12:20-31, Jesus instructs us to, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

In that one instance, the people of Houston practiced loving kindness in a way that I had never experienced. But this wasn’t a one time thing. Oh no! This happened time and time again. It amazes me how people in one place can show loving kindness to a stranger one day and in another place show hate when a gunman injured nine in a rampage just days before I arrived.

God’s unconditional love is the most important thing to me and here I am, witnessing firsthand from people who aren’t rich, have just been through a tragedy and just want to make a life for themselves and their family.

How often do we go out of our way to make someone special?

How often do we put the needs of others ahead of ourselves?

Why Doing Good Is Good for Your Health

From Visually.

The first secret to practicing loving kindness is learning how to treat people in a way that makes them feel special. It’s not a game or showmanship but a deep abiding feeling of caring for others first before your own needs.

The more you show love to others in the small things the easier it will be to show love when love is hard to find.

Living Your Authentic Self Through The Art Of Loving Kindness

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“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.
Princess Diana

There’s a big difference between living your authentic self and manufacturing authenticity. The people of Houston were authentic in how they treated me. I have no doubt that’s how they treat everyone. That’s the way it should be but sometimes we try to fake it to make it seem real.

Maybe we’re in a bad mood or don’t feel well but those are just excuses. Those that practice loving kindness come from a place deep inside that doesn’t have to manufacture anything but true love.

God asks us to live a life of purpose that sends out love to everyone with the sole intention of making a difference in the world. at you and said hello with a deep-seated and authentic voice

Can you make a difference by just saying hello?

I think you can and let me prove it.

Ever had one of those days that everything goes wrong? Where nothing makes sense or you feel like a square peg in a round hole?

I have and it can take a real toll on our psyche.  You don’t feel like dealing with anyone anywhere at all.

But, what if someone smiled and said hello with an authentic and compassionate voice. Wouldn’t that brighten an otherwise miserable day?

It sure would! It’s one of those things that comes out of the blue and warms our soul. I try to be that person for others because I know what it feels like.  I try to understand what others are feeling because I know I can brighten their day without saying a word. Just an authentic smile and paying attention to the feelings of others is the second secret of loving kindness.

Learn How To Love Out Loud With Kindness

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“Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle.”
Charles Glassman

The term, loving out loud is used by evangelist Joyce Meyer as a way to express our love for others. She writes, “Think of three people you know who could really use a gesture of God’s love. Then think of creative ways you can express His love to these people, and do it. I guarantee you will feel a wonderful sense of fulfillment and joy afterward.”

Loving kindness comes from a place of expressing God’s love for others. It is living joyfully and showing the world you actually do care what happens to it.

What would happen if the roles were reversed and you were the one who needed comfort or a smile. Wouldn’t you want someone to step forward and show loving kindness to you?

Most people are so concerned with their own lives they don’t look for ways to express God’s love to their neighbors. The people of Houston did that for me and they exhibited the third secret which is loving others out loud.

Let me ask you a question.

What would it take for you to step into the shoes of another person and see what their life is like? We all lead busy lives but when you show your love to others it brings us all just a little bit closer to God.

How do you change the way you deal with others and yourself? How do you use unconditional love to make a difference in the world?

That is exactly what I teach you in my new book entitled “Summoned To Love – A Spiritual Blueprint for Rediscovering Inner Peace, Unconditional Love, And True Happiness.”

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