EMU Blog

Dec 11 2012

Random Acts of Kindness

by Brooke Maggard


One act of kindness can completely make someone’s day. I know personally, when someone does something nice for me it often turns my whole day around. Being in college can sometimes be stressful and little acts of kindness make you stop and appreciate the little things that can be done. Here are a few kind things you can do around campus!

  1. Help someone carry their groceries from the parking lot.
  • Making multiple trips from the parking lot can be time consuming and tiring. With the help of one other, everything could probably be brought in with one trip. Next time you see someone with groceries, offer five minutes of your time to help!
  1. Clean the bathroom, even if it’s not your turn.
  • Whether you live on or off campus, if you have a roommate, the bathroom is probably an issue at least once in awhile. If you have a cleaning schedule or not, forget it for a day and just clean the bathroom. Your roommate will appreciate it and who doesn’t love a clean bathroom?
  1. Remember important dates of your friends.
  • If a friend seems really nervous or stressed out about a test or for an event they are in, set a reminder on your phone’s calendar to wish them luck. Showing that you took the time to remember what was important to them might relieve a little stress, even if only for a few minutes.
  1. Offer to pick something up from the store for a friend.
  • Being busy is part of the definition of college. If you are running to the store, offer to grab something for your roommate or friend. If they were needing to go the store or thinking about what they needed, it will be a bit of relief to get the stuff without the hassle of running to the store.
  1. Don’t forget to thank the people who do things for you.
  • We often get caught up in our own stress that we don’t thank the people who do the simple things for us. No matter how simple something is, effort was put forth and a simple thank you goes a long way and keeps the cycle going. 


  1. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Jesica Rubio

    Great job, Brooke!
    This is an awesome, informative blog.

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