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Random Acts of Kindness

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  234 ratings  ·  33 reviews
A tribute to small individual expressions of kindness that motivate and inspire others includes quotes, anecdotes, and suggestions to promote compassionate living and a gentler world.
Paperback, 158 pages
Published March 1st 1993 by Conari Press (first published January 1st 1993)
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Randell Green
Jul 15, 2019 rated it liked it
It was nice to read about experiences in kindness. Didn’t realize it was an older book until I stumbled upon an OJ Simpson reference, ha! 📚📚📚
May 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spirituality
I unearthed this book and its companion volume, More Random Acts of Kindness, in a box from our storage unit. I sat down to (re)read both volumes last night and found inspirational stories of kindness and quotes to match.

I remember when this book was first published, in the mid-1990s, that there was a spate of people doing surprise kindnesses for one another. I would occasionally go through a toll booth to find that the person in the car ahead of me had paid my fare -- and I would pass along the
Sep 23, 2008 added it
This is one I read regularly. It's a powerful reminder of how one should live, how simple it is to make life better for others, how lovely the world would be if we all remembered the simple things. ...more
Jun 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the feel-good stories and the book is a great inspiration to be a nicer person. I love that there are so many kind people in the world.
Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
In this day and age of constant posting and bitching online, tabloid news sites (here's looking at you, Fox and NPR), every candy-ass whining about being offended, and everyone more involved with their stupid phones than any human beings, this book is more needed than ever. It'll change how you think, and may change how you behave as well. Brilliant concept, and one of my favorite pieces of non-fiction. ...more
Jun 12, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was assigned as required reading for a class on kindness I am taking through Advancement Courses. I teach 8th grade and will be bringing more kindness to my classroom and students in an effort to develop them into kinder humans. The book was okay, some of the acts of kindness gave me ideas for acts that my students can perform.
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book is very uplifting. I enjoyed reading about many kind acts and ideas that you can do on your own to help others. Everyone should read this book. But you also need to take care of yourself so that you can help others.
Maura Berry
Jan 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book is short, sweet and filled with wonderful quotes and anecdotes about kindness. If you are struggling at all in finding kindness in your life, look no further than this book to point you in the right direction. I found a bounty of wisdom in its pages that I will keep with me going forward.
Jason Prodoehl
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sweet, inspirational book, with lots of heart warming stories.
Logan Conway
Aug 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very uplifting feel-good book with some relatable content that is a real quick read. The collection of stories will have you wanting to go out and make an immediate difference in the world!
Nov 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
there really are many really nice people in our world.
Edwina Callan
Dec 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020, bookcrossing
A wonderful *feel good* book that I enjoyed very much.
Arthur Queen
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Small gestures for great impact.
Mary Lou
Feb 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Jul 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
A little gem of a book sharing true stories of people's encounters with random acts of kindness (they were either the givers or the recipients), as well as inspiring quotes about kindness and giving. This short book is super fast to read but full of ideas of what makes a random act of kindness kind and special indeed. ...more
May 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Had great inspiring stories and ideas...I felt it lacked something, but still trying to figure out what. Great concept. I love when people focus on putting more positive things into this world rather than the excitement and danger of some negative influences... Thank u
Mar 25, 2008 rated it liked it
snippets of inspiration. Yvonne lent to me when recuperating from my broken leg.
Kelly Holmes
Jan 19, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction, owned
A neat idea, and a sweet book.
upbeat reading when you need a lift
Jackied Delgado
Compassion for others...
Sep 11, 2012 marked it as to-read
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Don Gubler
Nov 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: improvement
Wouldn't it be nice if we would all do this? ...more
Jennifer Ko
Jan 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Everyone needs a simple reminder now and then to do good things for people.... Not because you'll get something in return, but just because you should. ...more
Jan 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I found this treasure of a book in a library book sale. Such wonderful examples of the kindness still found in this world.
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Small book that was an easy read. Lots of examples of acts of kindness, quotes and suggestions of random acts of kindness.
Sarah Healy
Aug 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Touching, inspiring, beautiful little eye opener and an easy read.
Jan 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
A quick read. A feel good book with stories about people's experiences with random acts of kindness and some new ideas for acts the reader can do. ...more
Sep 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Very inspirational and refreshing to read!!
Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this little book! The stories of random acts of kindness are just what I needed. I liked some of the ideas and loved all the quotes too. This is one I will want to read over and over again.
Aug 23, 2016 rated it did not like it
Did not care for this book. It wasn't what I expected..... ...more
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