12 Acts of Kindness

Make a big impact with small gestures

"Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more."

Tony Robbins

The act of giving can seem so complicated. Making holiday lists, navigating crowded shopping malls and e-commerce sites during the busiest time of the year. Gift-wrapping. Delivery. Even giving to charities can be confusing: How do you pick the right cause? How much should you give? But giving does not have to be so difficult. In fact, it can be the easiest thing you will do in a day. How much effort does it take to give, say, a compliment? And how much does it cost to give a hand to someone in need? How would you feel if a total stranger gave you the biggest smile you’ve seen all week – and for no other reason than to make you smile?

That’s why the Tony Robbins team is introducing the 12 Acts of Kindness, so you can learn easy ways to give to others that won’t impact your holiday budget or your energy level. Rather, it may even light you up and bring you more joy than ever before. Starting December 13, 2016, we will bring you an act of kindness every other day. If you take a picture of your kindness in action and we will donate 10 meals to Feeding America.

day 1

Act of Kindness #1

Give your best friend and/or significant other a list of reasons why you love them.

day 2

Act of Kindness #2

Make a playlist for someone.

day 3

Act of Kindness #3

Donate a piece of clothing you like.

day 4

Act of Kindness #4

Call a relative you haven’t spoken to in awhile.

day 5

Act of Kindness #5

Write to a teacher/mentor who greatly impacted you.

day 6

Act of Kindness #6

Give someone a book that you enjoyed.

day 7

Act of Kindness #7

Be kind to yourself, write 5 things you’re proud of.

day 8

Act of Kindness #8

Cook a meal for a friend.

day 9

Act of Kindness #9

Send a favorite quote to someone in need.

day 10

Act of Kindness #10

Shop at a local business instead of a chain.

day 11

Act of Kindness #11

Pay for the person’s coffee behind you.

day 12

Act of Kindness #12

Volunteer for a nonprofit.

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