K is for Kindness and the random act!

I do not know where I read / heard about it first, but it was long long ago when I was in college. And I have been following it ever since (if only I was so committed to post my entries to the A-Z challenge in time!). Recently, I was watching my favourite show Dharma & Greg and I heard it again. Dharma's random act of kindness. That's when I realised that I have been following it religiously almost everyday! Feels good. Seriously, try it!

If one day, or every day of your life, you decide to do at least one random act of kindness, it makes a quite some difference in the happiness quotient of the world. It's really simple and it brings a smile to someone's face. And it is loaded with goodness. It's about some really small or really big acts you do that might not mean much to you but will make someone's day.

Let me leave you with some small and big examples for the random acts of kindness:
  1. Tell your househelp that she can skip some utensils / cleaning a room on a day she looks tired.
  2. Offer your seat in train to someone even if the person is not old, sick or pregnant. Don't let the person know that you offered your seat to help. Just walk towards the door.
  3. Thank your cab / rickshaw driver while paying by the meter. In Mumbai, tender good amount of change (notes of Rs 10 / coins) even when your meter says Rs 98 and you have a Rs 100 note! they will be so happy!
  4. Offer to babysit your neighbour's kid for a couple of hours so that she can rest for a while.\
  5. Tell your vegetable vendor that you really like how he/she brings the freshest veggies.
  6. Bring special cookies or pastries for coworkers even when it is not your birthday / festival.
  7. Compliment someone every single day. If you are home alone, just look at the mirror and praise yourself ;)
  8. Volunteer for a social cause.
  9. Call up a distant friend or relative you have not been in touch with or only Liked their wall posts on Facebook.
  10. Speak nicely and patiently with a customer service caller who tries to sell you a loan or scheme.
  11. Visit my blog and leave me a nice comment ;)


  1. I'm following tip # 11 sincerely!!!
    Sure it is indeed nice to do these random acts of kindness and I believe a "thank you " from the bottom of the heart makes your day !!

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  3. Beautiful! I love the feeling one gets when committing these random acts of kindness, the joy of others is so rewarding.

    Have fun with the rest of a-z.

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