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Random Acts of Kindness: Why They Matter


Many live a life where they naturally provide random acts of kindness to strangers, whether you paid for a meal for someone behind you in line at a fast food restaurant or you dropped a secret card off for that teacher that went up and beyond each day to teach your children. Random acts of kindness should be a natural way of life for human beings, as it brings us to a place of generosity in a world that seems to be going downhill while growing a generation of self-absorbed people.  With that being said, we would like to think there are still just as many people out there choosing to live a life where they lead by example with random acts of kindness and as a means to inspire more to live that way we are going to share why these random acts matter.



When you provide another human being with a random act of kindness, even something as simple as a kind gesture of holding the door open, you may have just changed the direction of their day for the better. No one knows what internal battles another person is suffering from and so in that one moment of you expressing a random act of kindness you may have just saved that person’s life without realizing it. Having the ability to turn another person’s life back towards a positive lifestyle is a great feeling, not only did you just make this random person feel better in that moment but you are also going to experience an uplifted sense of happiness in that moment.


Whether you believe that the Universe sends back when you put out there or not, truth be told, random acts of kindness start a domino effect of people starting to pay it forward. One kind thought or gesture inspires others to do the same, we all want to feel internal happiness and bringing joy to another person through simply being a kind human being is the easiest way to make the world a better place, one random act at a time. When you take that little moment to do something kind for another person you are starting the cycle of the Universe sending back those positive energy waves to others and in time you will start to see the world slowly becomes a better place.


A random act of kindness can be defined as any thoughtful, positive spontaneous gesture you have just completed for another human being. There is no true definition as to what a random act of kindness can be, it all depends upon your area of the world and what you feel can be defined as a kind gesture.  We hope that by reading this today you become inspired to go out into your community and do something kind for another human being, we promise it will make you feel good.

Let's discuss: Have you done a random act of kindness lately? 

Annmarie John
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  1. We need more random acts of kindness in the world. Sometimes I forget that the smallest gesture can change the direction of someone's day.

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    1. Yes it really can and it doesn't even have to cost you a single penny. Just a smile can brighten someone's day.

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  2. I totally believe this, I believe in being kind to the Universe and it will be kind to you. Please & Thank You are the easiest ways to be kind yet people forget basic manners.

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    1. That is entirely true! Seems like this new generation has forgotten those simple words.

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  3. Random acts of kindness is something everyone can do. Just a smile is an act of kindness or even a complement a complete stranger. This week already I have done both. Thanks for spreading awareness.

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    1. That is awesome! It makes you and the other person feel so good.

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  4. I love doing random acts of kindness. It's so fulfilling knowing that I have made someone's day brighter.

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    1. How amazing and I'm so glad to hear that.

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  5. Aw, love this so much and trust me I always stress kindness with both my girls and couldn't agree with you more on this if I tried!! :)

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    1. Oh I stress it with my kids as well. I grew up having to say please, thank you and excuse me and I make no excuses for my kids!

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  6. It's so important to do random acts of kindness. It may seem small and inconsequential, but often, it so well-received! And appreciated by all!

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  7. I really like this concept. I do think that people tend to pay it forward when others are kind to them.

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    1. That is very true Liz, for example at the coffee shop, if someone buys the person next in line coffee, it's almost guaranteed that they will buy the next person coffee and so it begins. It's always great to hear about pay it forward because it does bring a smile and make days go better.

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  8. Random acts of kindness are so easy, and so nice to do. I used to do them all the time but I haven't in a long while sadly. We for sure need more random acts of kindness in this world! - Jeanine

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    1. Yes we sure do Jeanine. It's amazing what one little act can do.

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  9. Random acts of kindness goes a long way. Helping others and not excepting anything in return is a wonderful thing.

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    1. When you're doing it out of the kindness of your heart, you really shouldn't expect anything.

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  10. I love watching someone's face light up when I have completed a random act of kindness. A lot of times people are taken back by it, they just don't realize there are still some pretty nice people who enjoy doing this on a regular (that's me)!

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    1. That's awesome Brandy. Yes those people do exist and I'm glad that you're one of them.

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  11. This is such a great post as to why random acts of kindness matter. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're very welcome Sarah, thank you for stopping by.

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  12. As nice as it is to receive a random act of kindness, I really love to DO them. Paying it forward is a great way to live your life.

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    1. Oh yes it really is about paying it forward. Don't just receive, but give as well.

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  13. I love random acts of kindness, both receiving them and giving them!! Nothing makes you feel better!!

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    1. That is so true, giving and getting is what it's all about.

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  14. I try to teach my kids this topic in the best ways that I can. Random acts of kindness can lead to more acts of kindness. I love being able to help someone in a small way and seeing the domino effect of my kindness as they act upon it with other people.

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    1. That's awesome Robin and it's that domino effect that makes it so much better.

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  15. My favorite thing, as you know!
    Yesterday we were leaving Walmart and heard a toddler screaming and Scarlet said, "Oh! That poor family. I wish I could pay for their order." It was like when Cassidy had done that at a restaurant.
    It is contagious!

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    1. Oh yes it is and I'm so happy to hear that even Scarlet is on board. :)

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  16. I try to do things for others everyday. I notice when others do acts of kindness for me it does change my day.

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    1. That is very true. It's like getting a hello and smile from a random stranger when you're not too happy. Just that one smile and hello can totally change your day.

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  17. I love doing random acts of kindness because I love to see the smile on the other person's face! Sometimes I'll pay for the coffee of the person behind me in line, or bring in my elderly neighbor's garbage pails...little things but I think they mean a lot!

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    1. Oh yes they sure do! It's not always the big things.

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  18. I try to do acts of kindness every time I'm able to. From gift baskets to shut ins too thoughtful little gifts for the indigent in our community. It makes my heart feel great to see others smile.

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    1. What kind things to do. I'm so glad to hear that you're doing your own bit of kindness in your community.

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  19. That's the act we need on a daily basis. I try to be kind to everyone.

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  20. I am all for Random Acts of Kindness. It's amazing how something so small and simple can change someones day and outlook. It can be anything from buying a coffee to lending a helping hand. It makes you and the other party feel good.

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    1. It really does Amanda and we need to do more of it. It seems like most people don't know what kindness is anymore.

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