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Dec 10: Kindness: Pass It On!


By Chris Dunmire | Posted December 1, 2008 | Updated December 22, 2019

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The little unremembered acts of kindness and love
are the best parts of a person's life.
—William Wordsworth


Sow kindness, reap joy. Plant an unexpected act of kindness today!

French physicist, inventor, and theologian Blaise Pascal remarked, “Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.”

We have immense power to make our world a kinder place through our words and actions, and at no cost. Use this gift wisely to sow more kindness seeds into your day and feel free to use these kindness cards as a tool to share and spread more 'kindfulness mindfulness' around your community, workplace, home, or school.

Today's Kindness Opportunies:

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. —Philo

  • FlowerSend a text or call someone who would really love to hear from you.
  • Pay for the person next in line at your favorite coffee shop or cafe.
  • Toss extra change in the toll booth or subway for the person behind you.
  • Shovel snow or rake leaves as a suprise for your neighbor or spouse.
  • Visit a shut-in family member or friend to spend quality time with them.
  • Volunteer your time or resources for a cause dear to your heart.
  • Offer to walk a friend's dog(s).
  • Find small ways to support your favorite Web sites.
  • Be helpful without being asked.
  • Plan a coffee date or lunch with a retired friend.
  • Listen closely when someone shares.
  • Hand out compliments freely.
  • Let someone know you really see them.
  • Compliment a co-worker.
  • Accompany a senior on their Christmas shopping.
  • Use kindness as your default approach
  • Be kind to yourself.

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves. —James M. Barrie

When you carry out acts of kindness you get a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside your body responds and says, yes, this is how I ought to feel. —Harold Kushner

Kindness Christmas Cards

Kindness Christmas Pass-Along Cards Selection

Card Printing Tips: Card files download in a PDF format for inkjet or laser printing on standard paper, cardstock, or business card template (fits Avery #8371 Business Card template, 10 cards/sheet 2" × 3½"). If printing on standard 8.5 x 11" paper or card stock with no perforations, use a paper cutter for nice, clean edges. Digital sharing: Save full-size card images to your device and text or email to recipients.

Text: Merry Christmas! You've just been gifted with a random act of kindness! It's amazing how unexpected small gifts bring more joy into your day. Enjoy! Kindness: Pass it on!

Print Green Background Christimas Cards

(PDF 548 KB, set of 10)

Print White Background Christimas Cards

(PDF 1437 KB, set of 10)

Free Kindness Beverage Gift Card
Print Kindness Beverage Pass-Along Gift Cards

(PDF 560KB, free printable set of 10)

Sow kindness, reap joy.

Sow Kindness, Reap Joy

Image of multiplying flowers with text: 'Sow kindness, reap joy.' Write a message on the back or save the image to your device and text to a friend.

Print 'Sow Kindness, Reap Joy' Pass-Along Cards

(PDF 279KB, free printable set of 10

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. —Aesop

Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind. —Eric Hoffer

Free Kindness Pass-Along Card

Print General Random Act of Kindness Pass-Along Cards

(PDF 335KB, free printable set of 10)

Be the change you want to see in the world. —Ghandi

Blank Kindness Thank You Card

Print Blank Kindness 'Thank You' Pass-Along Cards

(PDF 300KB, free printable set of 10)

Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. —Samuel Johnson

Kindness Mini-Cards and Gift Tag Sets

Print thse colorful card sets on card stock. Be creative with the mini-cards; punch holes in them and use as gift tags!

Kindness Mini Card Set OneKindness Mini-Cards (Set 1)

(PDF 470 KB) Set of three re-printable mini cards or gift tags: Congrats!, I Truly Love You!, and You're the Best!

Kindness Mini Card Set TwoKindness Mini-Cards (Set 2)

(PDF 442 KB) Set of three re-printable mini cards or gift tags includes: What I Like About You..., Great Job!, and Thank You!

Kindness Postcard SetKindness Re-printable Postcard Sets
Print and cut out these 5.5" × 4.25" Kindness themed postcards to say hello, show your appreciation, or tell someone how much you miss them. Two postcards per page — choose from three designs:

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Kindness Quotes

Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. —Scott Adams

A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward. —William John Bennet

Have you had a kindness shown? Pass it on; 'twas not given for thee alone, pass it on; Let it travel down the years, let it wipe another's tears, till in heaven the deed appears, pass it on. —Henry Burton

Great persons are able to do great kindnesses. —Miguel de Cervantes

Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver. —Barbara De Angelis

Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

As perfume to the flower, so is kindness to speech. —Katherine Francke

Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. —Goethe

If someone is too tired to give you a smile, leave one of your own, because no one needs a smile as much as those who have none to give. —Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. —Washington Irving

Do it that very moment!
Don't put it off — don't wait.
There's no use in doing a kindness
If you do it a day too late! —Charles Kingsley

I have never met a person whose greatest need was anything other than real, unconditional love. You can find it in a simple act of kindness toward someone who needs help. There is no mistaking love. You feel it in your heart. It is the common fiber of life, the flame that heals our soul, energizes our spirit and supplies passion to our lives. —Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Give what you have. To some one, it may be better than you dare to think. —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. —Albert Schweitzer

Wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for kindness. —Seneca

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. —Mother Teresa

Kindness: a language the deaf can hear and the blind can see. —Unknown