something extra

There is no doubt that small things done with great love can change the world. A random act of kindness with no strings attached is a great way to show the love of Jesus to those around us.

Who doesn’t like to be given a free cup of coffee on a cold day? Especially by someone who is smiling, happy and having fun. This type of servant evangelism wins the heart before it confronts the mind. A small act of kindness nudges a person closer to God, often in a profound way.

Here are some “random acts of kindness” ideas. You’ll hear responses like, “Oh, thank you!” “This is so nice!” “I can’t believe this is for free!” and, “Why are you doing this?”

With each act, leave the little card with them to let them know that God loves them. Kindness builds the bridge for the person to receive a touch of love from God. It’s simple, practical, effective, inexpensive and fun!


  1. Deliver fresh-baked cookies to a neighbor or co-worker.
  2. Bring flowers (poinsettias, etc.) to someone.
  3. Offer to baby-sit for free.
  4. Pay for someone’s Starbucks coffee behind you in the drive-through.
  5. Pay for someone’s fast food meal behind you in the drive-through.
  6. Send a note of encouragement to someone.
  7. Give another driver your parking spot.
  8. Give a treat to the postman or delivery person.
  9. Leave a big tip for a waiter or waitress.
  10. Pay for someone’s movie that is behind you in line.
  11. Slip a $20 bill to someone who you know is struggling financially.
  12. Pay for someone’s meal or dessert at a restaurant.
  13. Bake goodies and take them to the police station, fire station, or hospital.
  14. Take a box of doughnuts to a school, office, etc.
  15. Cook a meal for a neighbor or co-worker.

share what you're doing!

We want to know how you are using your Something Extra cards to show others God's love. 

Take a photo and write a few words about what you're doing, then either post it on your favorite social network

with the tag #SomethingExtra, or email your photo and description to us at 

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