Happy Random Acts of Kindness Week!
Although it’s easy to be kind every day, it’s nice to have a celebration week to remind us to make kindness a habit.
When you need a happiness booster doing an act of kindness releases those happy chemicals so it can make at least two people happy.
This past Christmas on the day I was leaving to visit my friends for the holiday, I checked my mail. There was a legal size envelop that didn’t have a return address I recognized.
I almost didn’t open it. But something nudged me to, so I did.
To my shock and delight, it was a personalized letter from Santa. He mentioned my sad year and despite it I was spreading Christmas cheer. And yes, I was on the nice list.
I needed this letter from Santa this year. It was an act of kindness that made me feel good, grateful, and loved.
So, if you know how good it feels to receive a random act of kindness, you’ll want to share that happy feeling with others.
My favorite acts of kindness happen when I do something for someone anonymously. Over the years I’ve:
- Dropped flowers off to surprise someone
- Sent Secret Santa gifts
- Sent an anonymous gift card or cash
- Bought something that I knew someone wanted and sent it anonymously
- Donated money to someone’s cause
The hardest part is to keep it a secret if your RAK recipient suspects that you are their kindness grantor–so work on your poker face.
But it feels so good to be a bright spot in someone’s day that it’s worth the effort. Even planning this type of RAK makes my heart patter a bit and my face smile.
Of course, you can do something as simple as smile, hold the door open, or pick up the trash in a neighbors yard.
Kindness is contagious, so this week, try to spread the kindness bug.
Thanks for last weeks cups of coffee–each of you started a smile for me. 🙂
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- Cherry Pie Day
- Muffin Day
Friday, February 21
- Sticky Bun Day
- Card Reading Day
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- Margarita Day
- Walk the Dog Day
- World Yoga Day
- World Thinking Day
- Be Humble Day
- Cook a Sweet Potato Day
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- Tortilla Chip Day
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