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Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day

We are going through a difficult time in our world. On February 17th do something out of your norm for Random Acts of Kindness Day.

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Random Acts of Kindness Day will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 17th. We can probably agree that we could all benefit from more kindness being spread throughout our communities, country, and world right now. 

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The great thing about participating in a random act of kindness is that your gesture can be big or small. You do not need to spend a lot (or any) money to make a difference. One small gesture can literally make someone else’s day!

Random Acts of Kindness Day is something you can easily involve your kids in as well. You can choose to do something together as a family, or have each person do their own random act of kindness.

You never know what kind of ripple effect will occur when you take the time to spread kindness to someone else. And let’s be honest, it feels good to be the recipient of a random act of kindness, but it feels even better to spread joy to others!

Here are several ideas for spreading kindness in honor of this special day.

  • Buy coffee for the person standing behind you at the coffee stand.

  • Send flowers to a friend.

flowers for a random act of kindness

  • Take a special treat to your local fire or police station.

  • Put goodies in the break room at work.

  • Send a friend a “thinking of you” card.

  • Provide a meal for a family who you know is going through a hard time.

  • Send a gift card to someone who is struggling financially.

  • Walk dogs at an animal shelter.

  • Donate food to your local food bank.

  • Spend time picking up litter around your neighborhood.

  • Support a go-fund-me page.

  • Shovel someone else’s driveway.

  • Surprise your kid’s teacher with a gift or thank you note.

thank you card for random act of kindess day

  • Send a care package to a friend.

  • Offer to return someone’s grocery cart to the store for them.

  • Paint encouraging messages on rocks with your kids and hide them around your neighborhood.

  • Serve at a homeless shelter.

  • Buy a meal for the person behind you at the drive through.

  • Let someone else go ahead of you in line.

  • Do something special for your significant other.

  • Offer to do outdoor tasks for an elderly neighbor.

  • Drop off homemade cards to a local nursing home.

  • Give a compliment to a stranger.

  • Tell someone why you appreciate them.

  • Leave someone an anonymous encouraging note on their vehicle.

  • Call someone you haven’t talked to in awhile “just because”.

  • Make a donation to a special charity.

  • Be extra kind to everyone you interact with. You never know what someone else is going through.

If you want even more ideas about spreading acts of kindness, check out the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation. This amazing organization has fantastic resources and ideas to help you foster random acts of kindness throughout the year. You can even become a RACTIVIST—Random Acts of Kindness Activist. Here is their web-site for more details!

Be the light and spread joy in your community with a random act of kindness on February 17th! One simple act can make someone else’s day so much brighter!

About the author

Mary Ann Blair

Mary Ann Blair is a stay-at-home mom and freelance writer living in the Pacific Northwest with her two little gentlemen and hubs. Besides chronicling her adventures in motherhood, she loves the outdoors, reading, and all things crafty. You can connect with her on FB at @MaryAnnBlair, Writer or on her web-site, www.maryannblair.com