February 17th is National Random Acts of Kindness Day, which means all over the country you will find people exercising kindness. It’s very easy to join in, as you can use whatever time you have and however little you can afford - rest assured that will be more than enough as an act of kindness.
Kindness isn’t something we measure in size but in quantity. The simplest thing you can do something makes someone day a whole lot better, and we always welcome a good day. It’s not about getting something back, it’s about making someone’s day better and having that as its own reward.
“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” (Mark Twain)
Here are some ideas for random acts of kindness day:
- Actively share Random Acts of Kindness on social media to get more people inspired and involved
- Let someone go ahead of you in line
- Check Kindness.org for a bunch of awesome ideas
- Text a friend and say how much you appreciate them
- Tip a waiter or waitress a little extra and give a compliment
- Take muffins to work and make everyone’s day
- Pay the bus fare for the person behind you
- Thank the bus driver for the ride
- Compliment someone on the street
- Write a letter to a child fighting an illness
- Give out free hugs
- Send a letter to someone in need
- Or if you know someone who needs some encouragement, make a letter request for them on More Love Letters
- Donate your old clothes to someone in need
- Look up an organization you support and donate
- Pay for someone’s dinner
- Give people random positive messages on post-its
- Leave positive notes on people’s desks so they can find it and smile
- Buy someone an out-of-season gift
The Random Acts of Kindness foundation says:
Kindness really does start with one—one person, one act, one place, one city, one county, and one movement with one goal in mind: To make our world a kinder place one act at a time. And, every single one of us can play a part in this mission. (RAK Foundation)
Want more awesome ideas? Launch the Kindness generator on the official Random Acts of Kindness website!
And the most important lesson to learn this week: remember to be kind every day!
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