June 28, 2011

Random Acts of Kindness a la Oprah

Oprah Winfrey on Facebook posted this link titled "35 Little Acts of Kindness".  Since I have been doing a series about kindness I thought it only fitting that I share.

Some of my favorites from the list include:

  • Give a homeless person your doggie bag.
  • Help a mother carry her baby stroller up the subway stairs, or hold a door open for her.
  • When you're on a crowded train or bus, offer your seat to an elderly, disabled or pregnant person.
  • Listen with all your senses.
  • Simply say "I'm sorry" when you're wrong.
  • Pass along a great book you've just finished reading.
What do you consider kind?


  1. Interesting list. Some of the things on the list I don't consider kindness as much as manners, like holding the door open for a woman with a stroller (or anyone for that matter) or offering your seat to the elderly or pregnant.

    I love the simple "I'm sorry". So often apologies (including my own) are followed by "but here's why I was justified in doing what I did." I need to work on that.

  2. I agree, Heather. I guess the problem is that manners have fallen by the wayside some. Thanks for reading and commenting!