Skip to main content

Give A Random Act Of Kindness a Try Today
by Angelie Kapoor
It’s just the small things, but maybe it’s all small things. This cup from Best Made is perhaps a good reminder of that.

Even after a list of ideas to get you started, you still may not be convinced you’re ready to go out there to spread unexpected joy in the world. Which is completely understandable. Giving without a special occasion or particular reason feels off or foreign. You may worry about the reaction you’ll receive. Let’s explore some of these issues so you can get out of your comfort zone and try a random act of kindness today.

About Random Acts of Kindness

Kindness goes beyond simply being nice. Being kind is selfless. It requires empathy and putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. In our busy world today, we’re often consumed with hectic schedules and we're over committed. That can make it difficult to look outside of ourselves and consider the needs of others. Random acts of kindness requires you to take the leap and do just that. These selfless acts are to be performed on behalf of others for no other reason than to make their day better or to improve their mood.

What’s Holding You Back?

There are lots of things that could be keeping you from sharing random acts of kindness with others. Many people feel insecure about putting themselves out there and allowing themselves to be vulnerable in this way. It takes courage and self-confidence to give freely to another with no agenda or particular reason. You’ll probably overcome this discomfort once you begin to practice doing little acts here and there. Sometimes people feel themselves to be unworthy. They may think others wouldn’t receive their gift without suspicion. It can be risky to take such a leap, but the rewards are usually worth it. Most recipients are quite enthusiastic and happy to receive such a surprise. Maybe you just feel too wrapped up in your own needs that it seems impossible to spare anything for anyone else. Usually, you’ll find this is not the case once you start to give.

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

Doing random acts of kindness takes you out of your own little world and allows you to connect with others in meaningful ways. This can have a very powerful effect on you, your recipient and anyone who sees or comes in contact with your efforts. Performing unsolicited good deeds adds positivity to the world around you. It will rarely have negative repercussions. Try taking just one small step outside your comfort zone to give to another in even the smallest of ways. Then try something a bit more daring the next day. Each positive response will increase your confidence.

Are you ready to start performing random acts of kindness today? Hopefully, you’ve given some thought to what’s holding you back and feel enthusiastic about all the ways you could enhance the lives of those around you.

Let's talk
I would love to hear from you!