Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Random Acts of Kindess Week
This is a little late, but the Random Act of Kindness website issued a challenge for last week.
The challenge: To inspire each other by committing to do one kind act every day during Random Acts of Kindness Week. Each day a prompt is given to work with to extend kindness. Although a few days have past, these sound like good ideas to put into practice every day!
Day 1. Send a note of appreciation to someone you love.
Day 2. Smile at 10 strangers today! A sincere smile can really make a positive difference in someone’s day.
Day 3. Hold the door open for someone every chance you get today.
Day 4 - Bring a treat to work. Surprise your coworkers with a homemade treat, coffee, donuts, or cookies. Bringing a small treat like homemade bread or cookies for your coworkers, classmates, and neighbors will really make them feel valued and appreciated.
Day 5 - Donate to a cause. Donate to a cause today! No matter what you decide to donate—clothes, food, books, money, time, etc.—make it a priority to do it today.
Day 6 - Return a shopping cart. There are many small things we can do in our daily lives that make other people’s lives easier. An example of this is to serve those who serve us.
Day 7 - Say "Good Morning". Saying hello to someone, even if you don't know them, is a common courtesy. It means you are acknowledging their presence; you are saying that they are a person, too, and that they are important enough for you to say hello to.
Random Acts of Kindness is a great place for ideas on showing kindness with a 'tip of the day', inspirational quotes on kindness, testimonies of how kindness affects one another and many other resources.