“THE WORLD IS FULL OF KIND PEOPLE… IF YOU CAN’T FIND ONE, BE ONE”
Everybody can use more kindness in their life, so let’s take Random Acts of Kindness Week (February 14-20, 2021) to kick off a year-long habit of practicing kindness everywhere. The organization, Random Acts of Kindness, has put together some ideas for each day of the event listed below. For more inspiration, check out their website.
Sunday, February 14, 2021
Monday, February 15, 2021
Write two letters:
- Write a letter to someone who has changed your life for the better – tell them how they have helped you and mail it to them.
- Write yourself a letter describing all your strengths, skills, values, behaviors and actions that have gotten you to where you are. Seal it in an envelope and put it somewhere that you’ll find later when you really need to hear those words.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Create a bag of items that somebody displaced will need. Keep it in your car so that you can give it to the next person you see who could use a helping hand.
Items to include: Socks, wet wipes, travel size tissue, chapstick, face mask(s), travel toothbrush & toothpaste, pads/tampons, small first aid kit, hat, gloves, protein bars, instant oatmeal packets, ready-to-eat cans w/ tab open lids. Place items in a large plastic gallon bag that zips closed or find a plastic water bottle to put items in.
Don’t forget to make eye contact and smile as human connection helps us all remember to Explore the Good and help Make Kindness the Norm. A few things to consider: please do not throw from your car, and always go with someone else when delivering.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Make a list of 5 activities that you do regularly and then determine how you can add an element of kindness to your activity.
For example, “Think of five things I’m grateful for while flossing and brushing” may be an easy way to incorporate self-love into your daily routine.
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Visit www.careforthree.com and follow the instructions for creating three notes with a short personalized message.
Friday, February 19, 2021
Make a difference in somebody’s life in the next 24 hours with $1 – $5. Think of paying for the meal or a movie ticket for the person behind you in line.
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Reflect on the random acts of kindness you have done throughout the week. How did this kindness affect you, and the people you helped?
Share your good deeds with these hashtags (and find inspiration from others for their acts):
#ExploreTheGood #MakeKindnessTheNorm #RandomActsofKindnessDay