10 acts of kindness you can do from home

Infusing your day with acts of kindness not only helps others, it can provide a healthy distraction from your own challenges and boost your mood. Here are 10 suggestions for simple acts of kindness you can do from home.

  1. Write to a friend. Getting a thoughtful note in the mail is sure to put a smile on their face. If you choose to go the virtual route, you can always text or email someone who could use some cheering up.
  2. Check in on a family member. Call a relative with whom you’ve fallen out of touch. Start the conversation with a memory that means something to you both.
  3. Plant a tree. Do something kind for the planet by planting a tree or a garden in your backyard.
  4. Give someone a compliment. Whether it’s in person to someone you live with, or an online comment on social media or your favorite blog, a compliment can go a long way.
  5. Tip your delivery person extra. If you have food delivered, add a couple extra dollars to what you would normally tip.
  6. Share your favo