Simple Acts of Kindness: How to leave a beautiful legacy

Acts of Kindness

Each day we come across situations where a helping hand could really impact someone’s life. Simple acts of kindness go a long way in making someone else’s day better, but we don’t always think about small things that can make a big difference.

Here are some easy tips for leaving a beautiful legacy by offering simple acts of kindness.

Ideas for Simple Acts of Kindness

  1. Pay for the person behind you in a drive through.
  2. Take cookies to your local volunteer fire department.
  3. Leave a note of encouragement on a random car in a parking lot.
  4. When eating at a diner, tip your waitress the same amount as the bill.
  5. Buy balloons and hand them out to random children.
  6. Put money in parking meters for someone whose time has expired.
  7. Cook dinner for a friend in need.
  8. Leave $10 taped to a gas pump with a note that says “Please accept this gift, I hope it brightens your day.”
  9. Mow  your neighbor’s yard.
  10. When checking out at the grocery store, tell the cashier you would like to pay $20 to the next person in line.
  11. Donate school supplies to a local school, ask them to provide them to a family in need.
  12. Leave unused coupons next to items on the shelf.

Digital Acts of Kindness

You can also leave your loved ones digital acts of kindness. For example, you can create a legacy box that contains notes that express how deeply you care about them. Include photos, digitized memories, and an electronic journal that describes how specific family events had a positive impact on your life. Use the TriggerBox to store those digital acts of kindness online so that when you are no longer here, there are automatically sent to your loved ones.

Simple Acts of Kindness



Look for ways to brighten someone’s day. If you have other ideas for simple acts of kindness, please leave a comment below.

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