JOIN OUR KINDNESS CAMPAIGN!
Inspired by our speaker’s incredible work, we hope to create our own community of kindness right here in San Diego. IT IS SIMPLE! Take a look below and try to engage in one small act of kindness every week…or every day!
✓ Do a favor for someone without asking for anything in return.
✓ Write a kind or encouraging message on a napkin and leave it for someone.
✓ Let someone else pick what to watch on TV.
✓ Invite someone new to Shabbat dinner.
✓ Make a list of things that you adore about a friend and send it to them.
✓ Pay for someone’s morning coffee.
✓ Don't write the angry internet comment you're thinking of writing.
✓ When everyone around you is gossiping, be the one to say something nice.
✓ Cook a meal for a friend who is going through a difficult time.
✓ If you walk by a car with an expired parking meter, put a quarter in it.
✓ Put your phone away.
✓ Make hot chocolate for your family on a cold day.
✓ Bring coloring books to kids in the hospital.
✓ Donate your hair after a haircut.
✓ Hide money in random places for strangers to find.
✓ Welcome a new person to town by inviting them for coffee or to the movies.
✓ Each time you get a new piece of clothing, donate an old one.
✓ Don't interrupt when someone else is speaking.
✓ Email or write an old teacher who made a difference in your life.
✓ Leave a nice server the biggest tip you can afford.
✓ Smile at someone on the street, just because.
✓ Let someone into your lane. They're probably in a rush just like you.
✓ Forgive someone, and never bring up the issue again.
✓ Talk to the shy person who's sitting by themselves at a party.
✓ Leave your newspaper or magazine behind for someone else to read at the coffee shop, the doctor's office, or on a plane.
✓ Give someone a second chance.
✓ Help a mother with her baby stroller.
✓ Let the person behind you at the supermarket checkout with a few go ahead of you. Think about paying for their items.
✓ Write someone a letter. Like a real letter, on paper. And mail it!
✓ Give away stuff for free on Craigslist.
✓ Give someone a book you think they'd like.
✓ Be the person who puts a tip in the tip jar.
✓ Bring in fun office supplies to liven up the workday for everyone.
✓ When you go grab lunch, ask the people around you if you can pick up anything for them.
✓ Give someone a hug (probably NOT a stranger).
✓ If you see creamer or sugar on the counter at Starbucks, wipe it up.
✓ Bring someone a challah for Shabbat.
✓ Call your grandparents.
✓ Donate your old eyeglasses so someone else can use them.
✓ When you're throwing something away on the street, pick up any litter around you and put that in the trash too.
✓ Sincerely compliment your boss.
✓ Put sticky notes with positive slogans on the mirrors in restrooms.
✓ Let them have the parking space.
✓ Relay an overheard compliment.
✓ Leave little hidden love notes for your partner.
✓ Volunteer to read to kids at an after-school program.
✓ Try to make sure every person in a group conversation feels included.
✓ Stop to talk to a homeless person.
✓ Send anonymous flowers to someone who needs them.
✓ Pay the toll for the person behind you.
✓ Volunteer at a senior residence.
✓ Listen intently.
✓ Offer to babysit for an exhausted mom and/or dad.
✓ Adopt a rescue pet.
✓ Compliment someone.
✓ Hold the elevator.
✓ Write your partner a list of things you love about them.
✓ Put together a small herb garden for someone.
✓ Bring your partner coffee in bed.
✓ Send dessert to another table.
✓ Text someone just to say good morning or good night.
✓ Help your elderly neighbor take out the trash or just stop by to say hello.
✓ Tell your siblings how much you appreciate them.
✓ Bring a security guard a hot cup of coffee.
✓ Plant a tree.
✓ Purchase some extra dog or cat food and drop it off at an animal shelter.
✓ Wash someone's car.
✓ Keep an extra umbrella at work and give it to someone if there's a sudden downpour.
✓ Make two lunches and give one away.
✓ Say yes at the store when the cashier asks if you want to donate $1 to whichever cause.
✓ Help someone struggling with heavy bags.
✓ Take all your change to Coinstar and donate your collection to charity.
✓ Give someone the benefit of the doubt.
✓ Be kind to the customer service rep on the phone.
✓ See if your favorite charity is part of Amazon Smile and put those purchases to good use!
✓ Call your mom.
✓ Offer to return a shopping cart to the store for someone.
✓ Be kind to yourself!