50 Ways To Be Kind On World Kindness Day

kindness_is_magicThere is a lot of yucky things happening in the world right now and I think it is about time we start to spread a little kindness. Today is World Kindness Day and I have put together 50 ways you can be kind today. Whether you have 5 minutes or 5 hours, there is always time for kindness.

  1. Volunteer with Catholic Community Services Food Pantry
  2. Donate new items for the teens at Youth Futures
  3. Treat yourself to a spa day, because you need to be kind to yourself as well.
  4. Buy  coffee for the next person in line
  5. Donate food to the Catholic Community Services food bank
  6. Donate A turkey or ham to United way
  7. Buy a gift card to a local restaurant and leave it on a friend or neighbor’s doorstep
  8. Hold open the door for someone
  9. Volunteer your time to a local non-profit
  10. Leave a nice note on a stranger’s car
  11. Babysit for a friend for free so they can go out
  12. Leave an extra big tip for a waitress or barista
  13. Sponsor an adoption fee at the animal shelter
  14. Donate toys to the animals at the shelter
  15. Leave something really cool in a geocache
  16. Donate blood with the Red Cross
  17. Pick up trash in a local park or by the river
  18. Shop local or support a local artist
  19. Bring cookies to your local firemen
  20. Be a designated driver
  21. Send flowers to someone
  22. Give a stranger a genuine compliment
  23. Make dinner for a friend
  24. Donate your time at your children’s school
  25. Donate a blanket to the nearest NICU
  26. Pay for someone’s pizza delivery
  27. Say ‘Thank You’ as much as possible
  28. Ask a stranger how their day is going and  listen
  29. Bring donuts to work
  30. Comment on someone’s blog 😉
  31. Write a glowing review on Facebook or Yelp
  32. Make a mix tape or mix cd for a friend
  33. Ask a friend out to coffee
  34. Let someone cut in line
  35. Offer to drive a friend somewhere
  36. Visit the elderly at a nursing home
  37. Take your dog on a super long walk
  38. Plant a tree
  39. Offer your skills to a nonprofit for free
  40. Build a fort with your kids
  41. Pack lunch for your sweetie
  42. Ask a friend on a date
  43. Help someone load their groceries
  44. Offer to be a tutor
  45. Donate toys to Christmas Box House
  46. Volunteer with Ogden Trails Network and help maintain trails
  47. Gift a hard working friend a housecleaning service
  48. Art bomb your town with knit creations
  49. Listen to someone’s story
  50. Give someone a hug





Mikaela is a transplant from Portland, fell in love with Ogden her first day in town and created Indie Ogden the next week. She enjoys outdoor adventures with her 2 kiddos and making a mess crafting. You can find her at a local cafe or cycling around town with her family.