If you’re anything like us then you are constantly mumbling things to yourself like, “People these days are just rude. What happened to the good days when everyone was polite?” Sound familiar? Of course it does. For those of you that wish you could change the world, National Random Act of Kindness Day (February 17) is just for you. Here are a few tips on how to get the job done.
Random Act of Kindness Day timeline
Princess Diana shakes the hand of a man with AIDS, changing and challenging the belief that the disease is transmittable by touch.
Random Acts of Kindness Day is created in Denver, Colorado.
Random Acts of Kindness Day spreads to New Zealand.
Caitlin Boyle begins sticking sticky notes with positive messages in public places to encourage self-love.
Random Act of Kindness Day Activities
Compliment a stranger
The best things in life are free and complimenting someone will cost you absolutely nothing. If you find yourself in an elevator with someone or if you cross paths with someone on the street, say something special to them. It could be as simple as “You look nice today.” That’s it…. (Pro Tip #274. Avoid complimenting someone with his or her spouse though. It could get weird pretty fast.)
Treat a homeless person to lunch
Paying it forward is something we strongly believe in and what better way to do that then by sharing a meal with someone? We’re not saying that you have to buy a filet mignon steak or a 5-course meal for someone. But how bad would hurt your pockets to grab a $5 foot-long for a person in need?
Random Acts That'll Restore Your Faith In Humanity
Why We Love Random Act of Kindness Day
Treat people the way you want to be treated, sweetie.
It’s safe to say that you’ve heard this saying before, assuming that you haven’t lived under a rock for the last 2,000 years. Our mothers used this idiom time after time, and most likely yours did too. So, take this day to exercise it’s meaning by treating people kindly. You’ll feel great about it – guaranteed.
It can make someone’s day (obviously)
Let’s be honest… Life is tough, bills suck and we’re all going through our own struggles. Today is your time to make a difference in someone’s day by giving just a little more effort. The smallest things can mean the most to someone at the right time.
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