50 Effortless Ways To Do Something Nice For Others | #DoSomethingNiceDay

October 5th is National Do Something Nice Day! There are so many ways to do something nice for others, and to get you participating we’re sharing 50 effortless ways to do so. Keep reading and get inspired to do something nice for someone else today. Your acts of kindness may even encourage others to do the same.

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  1. Tell a coworker you appreciate his or her hard work.
  2. Volunteer at a shelter.
  3. Call a loved one, just because.
  4. Pay the toll for the car behind you.
  5. Take a friend to lunch.
  6. Hold the door open for others.
  7. Donate unwanted items to charity.
  8. Leave an extra generous tip for your server.
  9. Let someone cut in line at the store.
  10. Hug a friend.
  11. Visit your parents or grandparents, unexpectedly.
  12. Pay someone a compliment.
  13. Write a positive review on Yelp.
  14. Surprise a loved one with flowers.
  15. Bring in cookies to work for everyone to share.
  16. Talk to a shy acquaintance.
  17. Thank your barrista with a smile.
  18. Listen attentively to others.
  19. Write, and mail, a letter.
  20. Email a friend or family member a photo of a happy memory you shared.
  21. Cook a meal for someone.
  22. Pick up trash that’s not yours.
  23. Help someone learn something.
  24. Leave a positive comment on someone’s Facebook page.
  25. Pick up a strangers tab.
  26. Give up your seat for someone.
  27. Make little gift baskets for your coworkers.
  28. Put a surprise note in your spouse or child’s lunch bag.
  29. Give someone a small but thoughtful gift, just because.
  30. Let a car merge in front of you.
  31. Offer a homeless person your leftovers.
  32. Put a tip in the tip jar.
  33. Text someone to say good morning or good night.
  34. Be encouraging.
  35. Drop off extra pet food at an animal shelter.
  36. Offer gum or mints.
  37. Help someone carry their groceries.
  38. Make a playlist for your friend.
  39. Participate in a fundraiser or donation.
  40. Offer to babysit for free.
  41. Make your spouse breakfast in bed.
  42. Take a loved one to the movies.
  43. Bring a book to someone you think will enjoy it.
  44. Connect two people who share an interest.
  45. Say hello to strangers.
  46. Offer to do someone else’s chores.
  47. Fill up your spouse’s gas tank for them.
  48. Be the optimistic one.
  49. Send a care package to a loved one, or a stranger in need.
  50. Reach out to anyone who has made a difference in your life and express your gratitude.

Has anyone ever done something nice for you that you’ll always remember? Can you think of anything else to add on our list? Feel free to let us know with a comment and don’t forget to hashtag #DoSomethingNiceDay and #beaucoupfavors so we can see how you’re participating today.