45 Acts of Kindness

Yes. Yes you have read the title correctly.

Guess what, y’all! This is my 100th post on The Joys and Trials of A Christian Teen! I just want to say thank you all so much for all of your support! I appreciate every single one of you who have stopped by to spread some love on my blog!

I didn’t know what to expect when I first started this journey, which is still a work in progress. However, I am thankful to God for the progress that I have made, so far, and I am so excited to see how this blog continues to grow and improve, in the future.

God is so Good! 🎉

Since this day is so important, I wanted to post a BANGER! 🎉

So, let’s do it! Here are 45 Acts of Kindness!

1. Call a friend or family member that you haven’t spoken to for a while. Ask them how they are doing.

2. Leave a flower bouquet on someone’s doorstep.

3. Send an encouraging email.

4. Plant a tree.

5. Give your sibling a hug.

6. Donate a baked good or something that you made to those in need.

7. Tutor someone.

8. Write positive messages on sticky notes and put them in places where your family can see them.

9. Like a post that you enjoyed.

10. Give a stranger a compliment.

11. Have anything that you don’t use anymore? Give it to someone else.

12. Wash the dishes for your parents.

13. Get a library book.

14. Send a ‘Thank You’ card to a soldier or veteran.

15. Donate some of your old books to a library.

16. Ask a family member, “What is your least favorite chore?” Then, do that chore for them.

17. Smile more.

18. Donate your hair.

19. Ride your bike to school or work.

20. Write an inspirational poem.

21. Teach someone how to read.

22. Avoid complaining.

23. Enjoy your favorite dessert.

24. Share your food with someone else.

25. Volunteer for a good cause.

26. Tell your sibling something you love about them.

27. Hold the door open for someone.

28. Teach someone how to make a paper crane.

29. If you do something wrong, apologize for it.

30. Tell your guardian that you love them.

31. Watch someone else’s favorite movie.

32. Give your mom, dad, or guardian breakfast in bed.

33. Unplug from social media for a day or week.

34. Adopt a pet.

35. Say, “You look awesome!” to yourself in the mirror.

36. Tell a joke.

37. Write positive messages on the sidewalk in chalk.

38. Start a fundraiser to raise money for a good cause.

39. Make a scarf for someone.

40. Donate blankets and scarves to the homeless.

41. Help your parents make dinner.

42. Make a “Feel Better” card for someone.

43. Ask your guardian(s) and/or grandparent(s) about their childhood.

44. Pick up the trash in your neighborhood. But with gloves, of course.

45. Read a book to kids at your local library.

I hope you all enjoyed this list of 45 Acts of Kindness! Please comment down below #100thpost with the “🎉” emoji to celebrate the 100 post anniversary of The Joys and Trials of a Christian Teen!

Again, I thank you all for the amazing support! Have an amazing day! Remember to be kind!

Galatians 6:9-10 NIV – Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

How to be a Good (or Better) Older Sibling

Hello, fellow teens! Have you ever heard of the term “copycat”? If not, a copycat is a person that copies another person’s actions, behavior, and words. If you are a big brother or sister, you probably know that this game is never-ending when you have a younger sibling. ✨

Believe me, I know from experience that having younger siblings can be a challenge, sometimes. They come in your room, they talk to you until they drop, and they might even take your clothes. However, the only reason why they do this is because they look up to you as a person and sibling.

It is for this reason that I wanted to give you guys some tips on How to Be a Good (or Better) Older Sibling. Besides, everyone deserves a little TLC once and a while, and I do not mean from the reality show network, I mean tender love and care! ✨

So, are you ready? Let’s get started!

  1. Have patience. ✨

You know, at certain times, this tip might be a little easier said than done. It can be a little irritating if your younger brother or sister is bothering you until wits end. However, it is also good to try your best to talk in a more calm voice. Yelling not only makes you upset, but it could also encourage your younger sibling to continue their behavior. Sometimes, the best thing is to take a long, deep breath!

2. When you need some alone-time, don’t be afraid to get it. ✨

Let’s be real, privacy is one of the main priorities of most teenagers. If your younger sibling seems to be a little more talkative then usual, then it’s okay to ask them to go into their room, your parent(s) or guardian(s) room, etc. Besides, if they don’t listen, you can always tell your guardian.

3. Spend time with them. ✨

Usually, even if they annoy you to your last nerve, it is extremely common for younger sisters and brothers to admire their older siblings. It’s very important to take some time everyday, and spend at least a little time that involves just you and your younger sibling. It not only will make them feel appreciated, but it also creates a stronger bond and might get you a few minutes of peace.

4. Be a good role model.

Whether you believe it or not, your younger sibling learns by watching your example. Never forget, that what you do is your way of teaching them what is right or wrong, even if you don’t say it to them. It’s kind of like how we view our parents. So please, be mindful of what you do, as your younger sibling(s) is watching!

5. Remember, you can and will make mistakes. ✨

We are all humans, not robots. Believe me, there will be times where you mess up and possibly say something that you shouldn’t say. And that’s okay. Everyone makes mistakes, now and then. If you ever do make a mistake, then just apologize to your sibling and do better in the future. Mistakes are just learning experiences or lessons.

Okay everyone! I really hope that you enjoyed those 5 Tips on How to be a Good (or Better) Older Sibling. Remember, our younger siblings might be on our backs, all of the time, but it is only because they love and look up to us! Never take that for granted!

Have a loving, wonderful, and kind day, beautiful people! ✨