A Great Day to be Kind

After a long two years at home, lacking so much daily interaction with others, sometimes I think we forget how much a simple act of kindness can change someone else’s day.

Random Act of Kindness Day was started in Denver Colorado, in 1995 by a nonprofit organization, Random Act of Kindness Foundation. It later spread to New Zealand in 2004 and continued to grow into a widespread holiday.

With people’s busy schedules it is important to take a step back a take time to do kind things. We often get caught up in our own lives and forget how important it is to do something kind for someone else.

If you are struggling to think of some kind acts to do this Thursday, February 17th here are a few to help you brighten someone’s day!


Open the door for someone

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Bring a friend, family member, or significant other flowers

Smile at someone across the hallway

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Tell your teacher that they are doing a good job

Sit with someone who is sitting alone at lunch

Compliment a stranger

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Pay for the person behind you in a drive-thru

Leave a nice note on someone’s car in the parking lot

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Tell your parents or guardians how thankful you are for them

Get food for you and your sibling

We also want to remember the reason why you are doing something kind for someone else. It shouldn’t be to get something in return or to earn praise for the person. The biggest reward of doing an act of kindness is seeing the persons smile after it and seeing how happy it makes that.