Diwali Deeds

Diwali Deeds, spreading kindness and compassion this Diwali season.

We are forty days away from Diwali. I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to share this Diwali season. As many of you know this time is sacred for me, it’s a feeling that’s indescribable, the energy, excitement and faith is at a peak and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Diwali Deeds

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This Diwali I want to do something together, I want to spread cheer in a way that not only makes ourselves feel good but impacts others. This year let’s focus on both ghar ki and maan ki safai. Starting today all the way up to Diwali, I want us all to do something a little extra. It can be as easy as paying a parking meter, throwing away litter, helping someone cross the road, paying for a strangers coffee or it can be something with a longer time commitment such as spreading cheer at a nursing home or volunteering at an animal shelter. The goal is that we try and do as many Diwali Deeds as we can, no deed is too small and every deed makes a difference. Parents, this is a great way to teach little ones the importance of kindness and the spirit of Diwali, we are in this together! 

Diwali Deeds

Here are over 100 Diwali Deeds, and I want to add more:

  1. Hold the door open for someone
  2. Send someone a handwritten letter
  3. Pick up litter
  4. Let someone go ahead of you in line
  5. Compliment a friend
  6. Make someone a playlist
  7. Leave an encouragement letter in a library book
  8. Feed the birds
  9. Give someone a book you think they’d like
  10. Give someone a hug
  11. Write a list of things you love about your partner
  12. Leave bubbles on someone’s doorstep
  13. Tell someone why they are special to you
  14. Donate outgrown clothes
  15. Buy a coffee or tea for a stranger
  16. Let someone behind you at the supermarket check out first
  17. Give up your seat for someone, not just an elderly person
  18. Write a thank you note for your mail carrier
  19. Plant something
  20. Bake dessert for a neighbor
  21. Walk dogs at the animal shelter
  22. Check in on an elderly neighbor
  23. Donate food to the food pantry
  24. Bring flowers to your teacher
  25. Tell a manager how good their servers service was
  26. Take treats to the fire station
  27. Read a book out loud at the library
  28. Return someone’s cart at the store
  29. Say hello to everyone you see
  30. Hold the door open for someone
  31. Share your umbrella when it’s pouring outside
  32. Make two lunches for work and give one away
  33. Take someone to a mani, pedi, or massage
  34. Teach someone a recipe
  35. Make a thank you card for your librarian
  36. Dry the slides at the park with a towel after it rains
  37. Turn off the water while brushing your teeth
  38. Say thank you when you see service members
  39. Distribute water bottles on a hot day
  40. Feed someone’s parking meter
  41. Donate socks and supplies to the homeless shelter
  42. Send someone a care package
  43. Treat someone to the movie
  44. Take time to give someone who looks lost directions
  45. Pay the toll for the person behind you
  46. Leave a larger than normal tip
  47. Remember to recycle
  48. Leave happy notes around town
  49. Donate books to a doctor’s office waiting room or library
  50. Make a thank you sign for sanitation workers
  51. Visit a nursing home
  52. Read books at the children’s hospital
  53. Make toiletry essential bags for families for deployed soldiers
  54. Call your grandparents
  55. Send dessert to another family at a restaurant
  56. Buy extra school supplies for a teacher
  57. Make dinner for a new mom
  58. Pay for parking for the person behind you
  59. If you are in a long line, invite the person behind you to go first
  60. Pay for someone’s meal at a restaurant
  61. Write letters to soldiers
  62. Participate in a fundraiser
  63. Do a favor without asking for anything in return
  64. Buy an ice cream cone for the person behind you
  65. Take the day not to complain
  66. Spread some encouragement online
  67. Take the time to appreciate the sunrise and sunset
  68. Make someone a homemade blanket or scarf
  69. Leave some change on a wishing fountain
  70. Donate your hair after a haircut
  71. Write someone a thank you note
  72. Send someone an email just to say hello
  73. Call a friend or family member, just to chat
  74. Tell your parents how much you love and appreciate them
  75. Donate toys to those in need
  76. Forgive someone who wronged you in the past
  77. Keep your phone away when at a social event
  78. Write or tell your partner what you love about him or her
  79. Put together a small herb garden for someone
  80. Say thank you to the janitor at your work, school, or gym
  81. Frame a friend’s favorite quote or lyric and give it to them
  82. Be patient, kind and gracious to the customer rep on the phone
  83. Make friends with and help someone new at school/work/your gym
  84. Share a friend’s blog, business website or art on social media
  85. Recommend someone for a job opening
  86. Donate blood
  87. Drop-off personal hygiene items or diapers at a women’s shelter
  88. Give  way to people when driving
  89. Tell a new mom she’s doing great
  90. Hold the train door open for someone rushing to get in
  91. Use less plastic
  92. Bring in snacks or treats for your coworkers for no reason at all
  93. Ask a stressed friend how you can help
  94. Offer to help someone with their luggage at the airport
  95. Offer a mom friend a kid free night
  96. Take the time to ask people how they are doing, and listen
  97. Say “good morning” to anyone who crosses your path
  98. Invite someone to play on the playground
  99. Support small businesses
  100. Smile at everybody. It’s contagious

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On Instagram, tag me in your #DiwaliDeeds @lovelaughmirch and I’ll share in my stories. My favorite deeds will be posted to my feed the week of Diwali.

Don’t overthink your Diwali Deeds! Even the simplest things can make a difference. If you’re shy and intimidated with talking to a stranger, you can always spread kindness to a someone you know. Eventually, it will get further from you and before you know it, the deeds and kindness will spread to strangers.

I hope you’ll join me in spreading the light this Diwali season. ✨



Diwali Deeds

3 thoughts on “Diwali Deeds

  1. Such a beautiful idea! We already do quite a few of these… But there are so many things that never crossed my mind! Thanks for the list ❤️

  2. This is perfect. My daughter is 3 and I will start this with her this year and it can be a sweet tradition for us here ❤️

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