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Ideas for National Do Something Nice Day

Ideas for National Do Something Nice Day

Oct. 5th, 2021

Each year, October 5th is National Do Something Nice Day. This is a holiday that encourages you to perform an act of kindness for someone else.

It’s important to take time and spread a little positivity to others to brighten their day, especially during these challenging and uncertain times. Spending a few minutes to do something for someone else can go a long way in helping them feel loved and appreciated.

Here are some ideas you can use to do something nice for someone else today!

Give Nice Compliments

Anyone can take the time to be kind and spread positivity to others around them. You can give someone a compliment that will motivate and inspire them to pay the niceness forward.

Some ideas on how you can give someone an uplifting compliment today include:

  • Tell a family member or friend you appreciate them
  • Compliment someone’s outfit
  • Leave a kind note on someone’s car
  • Write a positive message about someone on social media
  • Let your boss know about a coworker’s hard work
  • Call someone you haven’t spoken to in a while and let them know you appreciate them
  • Write a thankful letter to someone

We also have a full list of how to spread kindness around you!

Do a Favor

Another way you can do something nice for somebody else is by doing them a favor. Taking the time to do a favor can let someone know that you value them as well as make their life a little easier.

Some ideas for favors you can do for someone else include:

  • Watch a neighbor’s kids for a night
  • Help with yardwork
  • Offer to help with household chores
  • Cook someone dinner
  • Spend time helping your coworker with a project
  • Offer to take someone’s laundry to the laundromat


There are many people in need who are less fortunate than you around the country. One way you can do something nice today is by donating to a cause that will help someone.

Some ways you can donate include:

  • Give money to a local cause
  • Clean out your closet and donate old clothes
  • Give blood
  • Donate at the store if they ask you to round your change
  • Buy toys and give them to a toy drive
  • Drop off canned food items at the food bank

Give a Gift

Another way that you can do something nice for someone today is by giving them a gift. The gift can be a small token of appreciation to show someone that you care.

Some gift ideas include:

  • Flowers
  • Chocolates, brownies, or a cake
  • A homemade card
  • Stuffed animals
  • Soap, perfume, or lotions
  • A book
  • Stationary

You can also check out our list of handmade gift ideas to give someone today.

Help the Community

You don’t need to go far to help others: you can start by spreading positivity right in your very own community!

Here is a list of ways you can help your local community:

  • Pick up trash you see on the ground
  • Volunteer for a local cause
  • Help a small business
  • Organize a campaign to fix something in need, such as a playground
  • Participate in a community event
  • Visit or volunteer to help those in need at a homeless shelter
  • Offer to help with programming at the library

Offer to Help a Senior Citizen

Seniors are an important part of the community, with many of them building businesses and contributing to different organizations over the years. It’s important to let seniors know that they are appreciated on National Do Something Nice Day.

Here are some ideas on how you can help a senior citizen today:

  • Offer to be a senior’s pen pal
  • Help a senior with errands or groceries
  • Volunteer at a nursing home or senior center
  • Spend time with a senior and chat
  • Help them learn technology so they can keep in touch with family and friends
  • Take them out to lunch
  • Help a senior with transportation, such as taking them to an appointment

Take Time to Do Something Nice Today!

Today, Saber Healthcare encourages you to take initiative and do something nice for someone else. Taking a few minutes to spread positivity can make somebody’s day!

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Saber Healthcare is an organization dedicated to providing consultant services to long term care providers. This article is for informational purposes and is not meant to be seen as professional advice. Please consult with a medical expert before relying on the information provided.