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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 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!”


  1. Deliver fresh-baked cookies to a neighbor or co-worker.

  2. Bring flowers (poinsettias, etc.) to someone.

  3. Offer to baby-sit for free.

  4. Pay for someone’s order behind you in the drive-thru.

  5. Pay for someone’s gas at the gas station.

  6. Send a note of encouragement to someone.

  7. Give another driver your parking spot.

  8. Give a snack to the postman or delivery person.

  9. Leave a big tip for a waiter or waitress.

  10. Pay for someone’s movie that is behind you in line.

  11. Slip a $20 bill to someone who you know is struggling financially.

  12. Pay for someone’s meal or dessert at a restaurant.

  13. Bake goodies and take them to the police station, fire station, or hospital.

  14. Take a box of doughnuts to a school, office, etc.

  15. Cook a meal for a neighbor or co-worker.


  1. Leave an extra big tip and a card for your server at a restaurant.

  2. Put an envelope with money and a card on the windshield of a beat-up car.

  3. Give a certificate good for free babysitting and a card.

  4. Attach a candy bar or a gift card to a card and leave on a co-worker’s desk.

  5. Shovel snow off someone’s driveway early in the morning and leave a note and a card at their front door.

  6. Pay for the order of the person behind you in the drive-thru and have the cashier hand a card to to them when they get their order.

  7. Bake some goodies for someone and attach a card.

  8. Perform an act of service for someone, and leave a card.

  9. Leave some flowers with a card.

  10. Pay for someone’s gas at the gas station and give them a card.

  11. Come up with something original and thoughtful!

Contact the church office to get Mapleview’s acts of kindness cards