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Random Acts of Kindness.  

Good Deed of the day.

Emerald Coast Kids...






PAY IT FORWARD is the concept that involves doing something good for someone in response to a good deed done on your behalf or a gift you received. When you pay it forward, however, you don't repay the person who did something nice for you. Instead, you do something nice for someone else. For example, if someone changes your tire while you are stranded on the highway, you might shovel your elderly neighbor's walkway after a snow has fallen. 


It could be as simple as holding the door for someone with a ton of bags or giving up a place in line to someone who has less items than you. It could even mean buying the coffee for the person behind you in line. Sometimes paying it forward sets off a chain reaction of good deeds. One of the most important things that people should remember about this concept is that it should be done with a selfless spirit. This means that one person helps another without hoping for repayment or good deeds in return. Sometimes people pay it forward anonymously, donating money or performing good deeds without hoping for recognition. As far as the receiver of the money, gift, or good deed is concerned, he or she is told only to do something good for someone else.  


The smallest, kindest gestures can really make a BIG difference.

Acts of Kindness for Kids


  1. Put change in a vending machine.

  2. Hold the door open for someone.

  3. Do a chore for someone without them knowing.

  4. Tell a joke.

  5. Return someone’s cart at the store.

  6. Leave a letter in a library book.

  7. Feed the birds.

  8. Leave happy notes around town.

  9. Call your grandparents and ask them about their childhood.

  10. Pick up litter.

  11. Let someone go ahead of you in line.

  12. Compliment a friend.

  13. Wash someone’s car.

  14. Write a thank you note for your mail carrier.

  15. Plant something.

  16. Bake dessert for a neighbor

  17. Walk dogs at the animal shelter.

  18. Check in on an elderly neighbor.

  19. Set up a lemonade stand and donate the profits.

  20. Send a card to a service member.

  21. Bury treasure at the playground.

  22. Set the table for dinner.

  23. Leave bubbles on someone’s doorstep.

  24. Put money on a stranger’s layaway bill.

  25. Tell someone why they are special to you.

  26. Donate outgrown clothes.

  27. Buy a coffee for a stranger.

  28. Pass out stickers to kids waiting in line.

  29. Talk to someone new at school.

  30. Write chalk messages on the sidewalk.

  31. Weed or shovel for a neighbor.

  32. Donate food to the food pantry.

  33. Bring flowers to your teacher.

  34. Tell a manager how good your service was

  35. Tape change to a parking meter.

  36. Donate socks and supplies to the homeless shelter.

  37. Give a lottery ticket to a stranger.

  38. Call a friend you haven’t seen in a while to say hello.

  39. Tape money for the ice cream truck to a friend’s front door.

  40. Take treats to the fire station.

  41. Read a book to someone.

  42. Leave heads up pennies on the sidewalk.

  43. Donate a book to a doctor’s office waiting room.

  44. Tell someone how much you love them.

  45. Say hello to everyone you see.

  46. Make someone else’s bed.

  47. Hold the door open for someone.

  48. Wave at kids on school buses.

  49. Sing songs at a nursing home.

  50. Invite someone to play on the playground.

  51. Tell the principal how great your teacher is.

  52. Donate a toy to Toys for Tots.

  53. Turn off the water while brushing your teeth.

  54. Say thank you when you see service members.

  55. Fill a kindness jar with candy for another family.

  56. Make a thank you sign for sanitation workers.

  57. Bring cookies to the custodian.

  58. Help make dinner.

  59. Donate new pajamas for foster kids.

  60. Make a get well card for someone.

  61. Bring your neighbors’ garbage cans up for them.

  62. Take care of someone’s pet while they’re away.

  63. Leave a popcorn surprise on a DVD rental machine.

  64. Share a special toy with a friend.

  65. Clean up your room without being asked.

  66. Tape a video message for faraway friends.

  67. Leave kindness stones at the park.

  68. Give a candy bar to the bus driver.

  69. Send dessert to another family at a restaurant.

  70. Give spare change to the food pantry.

  71. Buy extra school supplies for a teacher.

  72. Make muffins for your pharmacist.

  73. Teach someone something new.

  74. Reuse paper when you are drawing.

  75. Pay for someone’s toll.

  76. Give someone a hug coupon.

  77. Volunteer at a soup kitchen.

  78. Write a note for someone’s lunch.

  79. Collect money or items for your favorite charity.

  80. Donate coloring books and crayons to the children’s hospital.

  81. Write a poem for a friend.

  82. Ask for donations instead of birthday gifts.

  83. Help someone unload groceries at the store.

  84. Make a candy gram for the police department.

  85. Collect books for the library.

  86. Adopt an animal online.

  87. Decorate tissue boxes and hand sanitizer for nursing stations.

  88. Make a homemade gift for someone.

  89. Clean up your toys without being asked.

  90. Deliver water bottles to the homeless shelter.

  91. Create activity bags for families of deployed soldiers.

  92. Give high fives to a friend.

  93. Make a thank you card for your librarian.

  94. Dry the slides at the park with a towel after it rains.

  95. Make play dough for a preschool class.

  96. Send a postcard to a friend.

  97. Smile at everybody. It’s contagious!

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