Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day 2021

February 15, 2021 2 min read

This special day is celebrated annually on February 17th.  It is a day for people who wish to make a difference in the world can do their part by extending a simple act of kindness to another person.  Random Acts of Kindness Day is a celebration to encourage acts of kindness.  The day was created in Denver, Colorado in 1995 and now over 25 years later has grown in popularity.

When I found out this day existed I was excited to think of suggestions I could provide others with to show random acts of kindness.  I try to practice random acts of kindness as often as possible in my daily life and encourage others to do so as a small deed can have a profound effect.  One of my favorite quotes which inspires me is:

'Be the change you wish to see in the world."

- Mahatma Ghandi

Here are some simple ideas on how you can extend random acts of kindness today and every day:

- Give someone you don't know a compliment that makes them feel good

- Offer to help someone by opening a door or elevator for them

- Smile at a complete stranger and make eye contact

- Treat others how you would like to be treated

- Write a thank you note to someone you care about and send it

- Pay it forward by giving a meal to a homeless person

- Leave a bigger tip

- Call an old friend you haven't spoken to in awhile just to say 'Hi'

- Listen attentively when being spoken to

- Tell someone what you appreciate about them

For more ideas visit the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation website:

https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/

Today is your opportunity to make a difference in someone’s day by giving just a little of yourself. The smallest thing can mean the most to someone at the right time.

In honor of this special day focused on kindness I am sharing the mantra I wrote over a year ago for our gift of gratitude.

MANTRA:

be grateful.

be humble.

be kind.

- JPC