Learn How To Be Kind To Others!
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How to be kind: You can get more friends with a smile, kind words, and thoughtful deeds than a frown, ugly comments, and a mean spirit. A person does not have to be intelligent to be kind because kindness is from God, and the heart is engaged with the mind. I have learned that the things I like are often things that others enjoy. That makes me think of the kind words, “Do to others as you would want them to do to you.”
Often just spending time or going out of your way to make someone else life a little bit better or more bearable can be the formula for learning how to be kind. I encourage you to take a moment or two to pray to God about how you can be kind to someone in your family, one of your friends, or even a stranger since strangers are simply friends we have not yet met. ~ Bill Greguska
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How Many Acts Of Kindness You Can Do In 31 Days?
- Make cards for nursing house residents and spend time with them.
- Hide dollars in a dollar store with a kind note attached.
- Donate a new stuffed animal to your local children’s hospital.
- Buy a book or gift for someone you know that could use some cheering.
- Order an appetizer or dessert for another family while out eating.
- Leave a few kind words, funny notes, or cash in a library book.
- Running an errand or doing a chore for someone is a blessing.
- Smile at everyone you come across and make that a regular habit.
- Text ten of your friends, letting them know you’re just thinking of them.
- Send anonymous flowers or cookies to someone you care about in your life.
- Could you write a letter and send it by US mail? It is more special than an email.
- Say something kind to someone, even if you like their shirt.
- Take a friend out for coffee or soda and share some good news.
- Talk to someone new as a regular habit.
- Tell someone you love precisely why you like them.
- Make it your goal each day to encourage someone!
- Leave a friendly note that someone will find to brighten their day.
- Hold the door open for multiple people while saying hi to them.
- Leave a big tip for a waitress with an encouraging note.
- Bake or buy extra cookies and take them to your local fire or police department
- Pay for the car behind you at a drive-thru and encourage them.
- Call someone you know who is down, with the purpose of them feeling loved and cheeringcheer them up.
- Offer to shovel a neighbor’s driveway and sidewalk or offer to cut their grass.
- Donate a toy to a local charity.
- Mail a surprise package to someone you know. The value of the box is irrelevant.
- Leave a positive note for your child or spouse’s lunch box with words of love.
- Let someone have your parking space or place in line instead of fighting for it.
- Bake cookies for your neighbors on a semi-regular basis.
- Pick up litter no matter where you are.
- Put positive sticky notes on your bathroom mirror with words to encourage yourself daily.
- Make eye contact with more people and smile at them more.
Pastor Tony Evens Tells Us To Encourage Someone!
GRATITUDE LETTER WRITING ACTIVITY:
Find your favorite pen and two excellent pieces of paper.
Write a letter to SOMEONE WHO HAS CHANGED YOUR LIFE for the better. Tell them how they have helped you. Then send it.
Next, write a letter to YOURSELF. Describe all your strengths, skills, values, behaviors, and actions that have gotten you. Seal it in an envelope and put it somewhere you’ll find later when you need to hear those words.
After you write your letters, take a walk in your neighborhood and think about all the little things you are grateful for.
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Ideas On How To Be Kind To Someone!
- See how many acts of kindness you can do today!
- Send an email, card, or letter to someone to let them know you care.
- Show your appreciation to someone who helped you when you needed help recently.
- Tell your friend or family member you love them.
- Cheer up someone who is discouraged with a hug.
- Try to understand where another person is at with their emotions.
- Consider spending time with someone to encourage and be with them.
- Share the truth of God’s word.
- Giving hope to someone that you know who needs it.
- Tell a joke to make them laugh.
- Make it a point to do nice things for everyone.
- Put others’ needs before your own.
- Some people are most encouraged when they receive a gift of service.
- Leave Post-it notes with words thoughtful words of gratitude and care.
- Remind one in a complicated relationship that God loves them with an everlasting love.
- Love those who have been a spiritual leader to you by sending her a card or note in the mail, asking that person to go out for breakfast or lunch, or you can kindly offer your time.
- Compliment someone at work or someone you meet during the day.
- A simple smile can make a friend or a stranger feel excellent inside for free.
- Take time to call someone you know who has been through hard times.
- Let someone know you are thinking about them and praying for them.
- Tell someone you like their shirt, hat, or something they are wearing.
- Offer to take a friend out for a soda, a coffee, or even lunch and catch up on life.
- Do something kind for either a friend or even a stranger.
- Make time to listen to someone who seems lonely or sad.
- Thank someone who has gone out of their way to help you in your life recently or in the past.
- Be patient with the clerk at the store by being extra cheerful to them.
- Look out for a co-worker. Everyone needs someone to be in their corner, to have their back.
- People are more blessed when you pray with them immediately, don’t just say, I’ll pray for you.
- Listen to a young person and let them see that you value their ideas.
- Choose to live a life of character and integrity. It makes it easier for them to follow your example.
- Give someone special a gift handmade by you.
- Encourage a friend to put her hope in God.
- Take the time call and listen to. Keep in mind to do only some of the talking and let the other person talk more.
- Send a short note on Facebook or text a friend with a few encouraging words.
- Tell your Pastor, friend, boss, or someone else in your life that you appreciate them.
- Make the person you are talking about feeling that you pay attention to them and genuinely care.
- Do you know someone who is having a hard time? Secretly send them a card or note every day for a week.
- Offer to watch a young couple’s children free them up to enjoy themselves and each other.
- People do not get letters in the mail anymore, so they write letters to someone who could use an encouraging message.
- Catch a parent doing something positive in their parenting.
- Catch a child doing something in the act that their parents would make them happy.
- Be sure to have a couple of small gifts and birthday cards on hand to give someone, just to be prepared.
- Be quick to listen and slow to talk. Sometimes, the best encouragement is someone who is a good listener.
- Let your friends that you pray to know you pray for them regularly.
- Buy a small, thoughtful gift for someone you know who needs encouragement.
- Always try to be encouraging to everyone you meet. You never know who is having a crisis kind of day.
- Many people are starving for the human touch. Just a hand on the shoulder or appropriate contact can be very encouraging. For some, a hug could be life-changing.
How To Be Kind By Sharing An Act Of Kindness?
- When talking to someone, keep the other person and their situation in mind, and don’t insist on talking about yourself.
- If your friend is grieving a loved one, encourage them to talk to the person and listen well.
- Give words of blessing. When we bless others, we release God’s grace on them.
- Put together a care package. A unique collection of items in a box of love and encouragement?
- Share neighborly kindness by baking them something or helping with a small project.
- Be an active, joyful person. We can only encourage, love, and bless others with what we already have available ourselves.
- Fill jelly jars with flowers picked from your garden. Drop by a nursing home with them and bless the residents there.
- Ask someone for information on something they love or are excellent at, and sit back and listen.
- Treat a co-worker or friend with something small now and then — something like a candy bar or their favorite coffee, etc.
- Give a sincere compliment to someone when you see the opportunity.
- Write down a Bible verse that meets the needs of your friend’s heart, and send it in the mail, text it, email it, or tell them on the phone.
- Do something nice for your pet or your friend or neighbor.
- Find a way to remember to pray for a friend. One gal who doesn’t get to see her friend has a pact with that friend to listen at night for the train whistles. It’s their signal to pray for each other.
- When we do acts of kindness, it has a powerful ripple effect on others in the area.
- Try to have a playful, light-hearted spirit with everyone you contact.
Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:
Ephesians 4:32 ESV
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
Luke 6:35 ESV
But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.
Proverbs 11:17 ESV
A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.
Colossians 3:12 ESV
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,
Proverbs 31:26 ESV
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Proverbs 19:17 ESV
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.
1 John 3:18 ESV
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
Galatians 6:10 ESV
So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
1 Peter 3:9 ESV
Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.
Galatians 5:22 ESV
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Romans 11:22 ESV
Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God’s kindness to you, provided you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you, too will be cut off.
1 Peter 4:8 ESV
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly since love covers a multitude of sins.
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