When was the last time you did something nice for “no reason”? We all have the ability to brighten someone’s day. To bring a smile to the face a family member, friend or even a stranger. But how often do we try?
February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day. It’s a 24-hour period dedicated to encouraging people to simply be kind to each other. Here are 7 ways you can participate:
Share Your Smile
It’s free, it’s contagious and it makes everyone feel happier. A smile can brighten anyone’s day. All you have to do is present others with your best toothy grin. Most of the time they’ll smile right back. Best of all, it’s free!
Compliment, Compliment, Compliment
It’s tough not to feel good when you’re on the receiving end of some powerful words of praise. A compliment can bring a smile to your face and improve your entire day. Give others that same joy. Hand out compliments whenever you can.
Most people give gifts during the holidays or for birthdays. Ever get a present for no particular reason? It can be a heartwarming surprise. You don’t have to make a grand gesture, just bring someone special an unexpected gift. You’ll even get a gift in return; their happiness and gratitude.
Pay For A Stranger
Ever find a little extra money right when you need it? Makes you feel great. You can give that feeling to others without spending much. Pay bridge toll for the car behind you. Leave a few coins on top of a vending machine. Buy coffee for someone standing in line with you. It’s a small, inexpensive act of kindness that will jumpstart anyone’s day.
Reach Out To Someone From Your Past
We all have people from our past that we miss. Ever think about reconnecting with someone special? What have you been waiting for? Random Acts of Kindness Day is the perfect excuse. Find people now and bring them back into your life.
Let Another Driver In
We’ve all been there. Stop and go traffic. Crowded roads. All you need to do is get into the line of cars, but no one will give you a break. It’s beyond frustrating. When someone does let you in, it feels great. You smile and give them a friendly wave. Be that person. Let another driver in.
Take A Friend Out
Any day is a good time to get together with a friend. On February 17, take a friend to dinner, a movie or another fun activity. Even if you can’t afford to pay for two, invite a friend out for a night on the town!
February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day, but every day is a good opportunity to do something nice. Feel the joy that comes from “paying it forward” all year long.
Do you have a great story about a random act of kindness? Leave a comment below to share. Have a great day, and thank you for reading the PeopleFinders people search blog.