50 Random Acts of Kindness

So this week isn’t only just the week leading up to Valentine’s Day. It’s also Random Acts of Kindness Week. There are a lot of ideas on the Random Acts of Kindness website but I thought about some places you can go to, people you can spend time with, and prayers to pray. Yes, prayers are acts of kindness too. So instead of spending Valentine’s Day, or heck, any day this week, complaining or crying over some kind of relationship problem, take the time to do some random acts of kindness.

10 Places You Can Donate $50 to

  1. A domestic violence shelter
  2. A homeless shelter
  3. Your local church
  4. A crisis pregnancy center
  5. Your local hospital or blood drive
  6. The local food pantry (use the money to buy food and donate the food to the food pantry)
  7. Go to your closet, dig out $50 of clothes you don’t wear anymore, and donate those clothes
  8. Chastity Project
  9. A pro-life organization like And Then There Were None
  10. Fight The New Drug, an anti-pornography organization

10 Acts of Kindness For Friends

  1. Pay for your friend’s coffee
  2. Treat a friend you haven’t seen in a long time to lunch or dinner
  3. Bake something for a friend
  4. Make a photo album/scrapbook
  5. Make a gift basket
  6. Treat your female friends to a beauty salon treat they love like a mani-pedi
  7. Splurge on a great multiplayer video game for your guy friends
  8. Listen to your friends vent about anything and everything
  9. Draw/paint a picture or write a poem for someone just because
  10. Write a letter to someone you haven’t talked to in forever

10 Acts of Kindness for Family

  1. Call up a family member you haven’t talked to in forever. Even if it’s your mother-in-law
  2. Send flowers to a family member you like the least
  3. Make a gift for your nephew or niece or second cousins
  4. Offer to babysit said younger family members
  5. Plan a family gathering with games and karaoke. (The karaoke is optional.)
  6. Offer prayers to family members who have fallen away or hate you
  7. Pray for family members who have passed away
  8. Spend time with older family members and get to know them.
  9. Send a care package to any family members who are in college.
  10. Send a care package to any family members in the military.

10 Places to Volunteer

  1. Your local domestic violence shelter
  2. A local soup kitchen or food pantry
  3. A children’s hospital
  4. A retirement home
  5. A crisis pregnancy center
  6. Your local church’s youth group
  7. A language learning center
  8. Any extracurricular activities in inner city schools
  9. Your local thrift shop
  10. Your local library

10 Prayer Intentions

  1. The souls in purgatory
  2. The souls of aborted children
  3. People in abusive or violent relationships
  4. People who are struggling with their faith
  5. The homeless people you see on the street
  6. The people who live in poverty all around the world
  7. Those who serve in the military
  8. Peace for the whole world
  9. Our politicians
  10. Those who have no one to pray for

 

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