"When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world."
— Harold Kushner
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Kindness is a quality or type of behavior that is characterized by acts of generosity, consideration, and care and concern for others.
It is a virtue that is prized in almost every culture and religion in the world.
Here are the best kindness quotes to inspire you to make the world a kinder and more considerate place.
Whether it’s Random Acts of Kindness Day, or any other day of the year, take a moment to bring a smile to someone else’s face. Your small kind gesture could make their day, or even change their life.
We hope you’ve enjoyed these kindness quotes! Looking for ideas for random acts of kindness? Why not…
1. Compliment a stranger.
2. Donate goods to your local Food Bank, Diaper Bank, or animal shelter.
3. Pay for a cup of coffee – or even lunch – for a stranger. Whether you’re in the drive-thru lane or at another table, you’ll make someone’s day!
4. Call your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, or any elder you don’t speak to very often and make their day.
5. Let someone go ahead of you in the grocery store checkout.
6. Say thank you to a person who makes a real difference in your community. It could be a police officer, firefighter, military veteran, or doctor.
7. Make a donation at the blood bank. You could save a life!
8. Send a card in the mail to someone you haven’t spoken to recently. Tell them how much you appreciate their friendship, love, or support.
9. Buy flowers for your significant other, mom, sister, grandma, or friend.
10. Make a commitment to volunteer to help others. There are so many ways to get involved, from delivering food to seniors through Meals on Wheels to helping in a community garden.
Each February, Random Acts of Kindness Day inspires people to be altruistic to their friends, colleagues, neighbors, and strangers.
The movement has its origins in a California restaurant in 1982, when Anne Herbert scribbled the words “practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty” [insert amazon link to book with this title] on a place mat. From buying coffee or groceries for another person to simply sharing a warm smile with a stranger, showing kindness to others can make all of us feel good.
— Natalie Seale
Natalie Seale is a writer, researcher, and editor for keepinspiring.me. She holds an MA, MSc, and PhD in History from the University of Edinburgh, and has started two businesses since 2011. Natalie is an avid reader, a keen traveller, and enjoys cooking and walking with her English Spaniel. Her posts focus on inspiring others to live healthy, happy, and active lives.