Happy National Random Acts of Kindness Day :)
Any act of kindness, no matter how big or small can make a huge difference in a persons life, in communities and in the world. How nice that there is a day devoted to just that, random acts of kindness!
Wikipedia describes it as a day to celebrate and encourage random acts of kindness. Kindness is a behavior marked by ethical characteristics, a pleasant disposition, and concern for others. It is known as a virtue, and recognized as a value in many cultures and religions.
Along with celebrating and demonstrating kindness, resultantly it embraces the whole pay it forward mentality. Recognizing the power one person can have to impact a chain reaction of kind deeds.
“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” (Mark Twain)
- Pay for the person behind you in the drive-thru
- Let someone go ahead of you in line
- Buy extra at the grocery store and donate it to a food pantry
- Buy flowers for someone (postal worker, grocery store clerk, bus driver, etc.)
- Help someone change a flat tire
- Post anonymous sticky notes with validating or uplifting messages around for people to find
- Compliment a work colleague on their work
- Send an encouraging text to someone
- Take muffins to work
- Let a car into the traffic ahead of you
- Wash someone else’s car
- Take a gift to new neighbors and introduce yourself
- Pay the bus fare for the passenger behind you
Sources: Life experience and Wikipedia