Random Acts of Kindness Day

By: Ashley Kirsch

Mark Twain once said, “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” His message correlates with today’s Random Acts of Kindness Day, which is celebrated each year on February 17th.

Today marks a day of positivity, thoughtfulness and compassion. Everyone can participate in Random Acts of Kindness Day, because kindness begins with one and takes one person to make a change.

Whether you are the receiver or the giver, today is a day that can be celebrated. Here are a few ways in which you can participate in Random Acts of Kindness Day:

Random Acts of Kindness at work:

  • Leave positivity sticky notes around the office.
  • Bring a treat into work.
  • Compliment a co-worker.
  • Hold the elevator door.
  • Have a conversation with a new co-worker.

Random Acts of Kindness to your family:

  • Hug a family member, just because.
  • Call a family member you haven’t talked to in a while.
  • Write a family member a handwritten note.

Random Acts of Kindness to your community:

  • Throw away garbage/litter on the ground.
  • Spend the afternoon volunteering for a local organization.
  • Donate used books, clothing, glasses, etc. to your community.

Random Acts of Kindness to strangers:

  • Smile at someone on the street.
  • Give away your parking spot.
  • Pay for a stranger’s meal.
  • Give up your seat to an elderly person.

Be the reason someone smiles on Random Acts of Kindness Day!

Ashley Kirsch
Babb, Inc. Marketing Intern
Slippery Rock University Public Relations Student

Sources:https://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicamisener/101-easy-ideas-for-random-acts-of-kindness?utm_term=.ebqnNrRBAP#.vq8D6N1Pnq
http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-random-acts-of-kindness-day-february-17/
https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/kindness-ideas

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