Random acts of kindness make the world go round! When you engage in an act of kindness, it not only brightens someone else’s day, but it also brings a ray of positivity into your own life. What could possibly be better than giving and receiving a smile?
With Random Acts of Kindness Day coming up on February 17, here are five ways to get involved and give back. If you feel the love from extending one of these random acts of kindness, then why not try to integrate this movement into your everyday life?
1. Pay it forward
Pay it forward is not only easy to do, but it is sure to brighten someone’s day. Next time you buy a coffee at your favorite café, pay for an additional coffee for the next person in line. This goes beyond coffee and can apply to any foodery.
2. Do your own beach or park clean up
Acts of kindness don’t have to only be towards people. Mother Nature deserves random acts of kindness, too! Head over to a beach, park or any natural reserve in your area and pick up trash you see. This act is sure to put you in a good mood, as we all know the environment definitely needs our help!
3. Volunteer at a soup kitchen
If you really want to feel the love, then why not dive in head first? Spend a few hours volunteering at a local soup kitchen and watch the flow of contagious smiles come in like a tidal wave! Don’t have the time, but like the idea? Then donate some canned foods!
4. Donate your old books
Is your bookshelf stocked with books you no longer read? Then donate them to your local school or library. Education centers don’t receive as much funding as they used to, so this donation will surely brighten peoples’ future.
5. Compliment a stranger
Random acts of kindness don’t necessarily need to involve giving material items. Complimenting a stranger or just sharing a smile is a way to connect on a human level and share a flash of kindness. This may not seem like much, but it’s likely to start a chain reaction of positivity that extends beyond your own interaction! We’ll start the trend now--you’re our favorite blog follower. Thank you for stopping by!
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