Today, just before World Kindness Day, I thought I’d share some videos with you sharing ideas on kindness.

Acts of Kindness Videos

Rent a family for Christmas

Jackie Turner wanted to raise her spirits during the holiday season by hiring a set of parents on Craigslist. What she ended up getting was a whole new family – for free.

Perhaps, there’s an idea there that we can follow – invite people without families into our homes for festivals and holidays. I know that was always done in my grandparents’ home – there were always some people in for Christmas and Easter who were without family for the festivals.

Smile

When Claire Lemmel saw that people in her San Francisco neighborhood weren’t connecting as they walked by each other on the streets, she decided to put kindness in action … and her smile on a giant poster! Her kindness and smile are now inspiring hundreds of people on her daily walks.

Well, you don’t have to have a poster – smile away at strangers – you never know how much of a difference you might make to another life.

Be kind to children – especially those with special needs

(This video has been removed by the uploader) but if you click on the link above, you can read the ‘story’and watch this news story.

3-year-old Kate has Autism, her mother Shanell Mouland, was very much worried about this journey, because long journeys are very hard for Kate. When Shanell get into the plane with her little girl, she was prepared for the worst. A well-dressed business man sat down next to them, Kate’s mom was expecting the judgement, until that stranger did the most amazing thing.

I’ve often seen children wandering off in malls etc and it’s important that we take the time to find their parents. Or take time to pull funny faces at a child who looks bored. There’s plenty you can do to make harried parents’ life a little simpler when they’re out.

Remember, a simple act of kindness creates an endless ripple!