There is no doubt that small things done with great love can change the world. A random act of kindness with no strings attached is a great way to show the love of Jesus to those around us.
Who doesn’t like to be given a free cup of coffee on a cold day? Especially by someone who is smiling, happy and having fun. This type of servant evangelism wins the heart before it confronts the mind. A small act of kindness nudges a person closer to God, often in a profound way.
Here are some “random acts of kindness” ideas. You’ll hear responses like, “Oh, thank you!” “This is so nice!” “I can’t believe this is for free!” and, “Why are you doing this?”
With each act, leave the little card with them to let them know that God loves them. Kindness builds the bridge for the person to receive a touch of love from God. It’s simple, practical, effective, inexpensive and fun!
IDEAS FOR ACTS OF KINDNESS
- Bring doughnuts (or a healthy treat, like cut-up fruit) to work.
- Buy someone a cup of coffee (Pastor Ball LOVES coffee !! )
- Cook a meal or do a load of laundry for a friend who just had a baby or is going through a difficult time.
- If you walk by a car with an expired parking meter, put a quarter in it.
- Leave a nice server the biggest tip you can afford.
- Let the person behind you at the supermarket checkout with one or two items go ahead of you.
- Write someone a letter. Like a real letter, on paper. And mail it!
- Give someone a book you think they’d like.
- Bring in fun office supplies to liven up the workday for everyone.
- Call your grandparents. Call them!
- Volunteer to read to kids at an after-school program.
- Send anonymous flowers to the receptionist at work.
- Pay the toll for the person behind you.
- Play board games with senior citizens at a nursing home. Sixty percent of them will never have a visitor during their stay.
- Babysit for a single mom for free.
- Leave some extra quarters in the laundry room.
- Write your partner a list of things you love about them.
- Send dessert to another table.
- Wash someone’s car.
- Offer to return a shopping cart to the store for someone loading groceries in their car.
- At a drive thru pay for the meal for the car behind you.