Somehow the month of February was proclaimed the month to perform random acts of kindness. I love the idea ever since I saw an article in the paper in the late 1990’s. You’ve heard of folks in the drive-thru paying for the car’s order behind them. That’s a random act of kindness.
It Starts with One
This year, Feb. 11-17, 2018 is the focus week and represents an opportunity to unite through kindness. The Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Foundation was formally recognized in 2000. They lead this activity and want us to demonstrate how kindness starts with one – one act, one smile, one coffee for a stranger, one favor for a friend and on and on.
According to their website, since inception, RAK estimates that millions of people have participated in the week-long celebration. For 2018, the last day of the event happens to be Random Acts of Kindness Day, February 17th. This could be one of the most exciting celebrations ever!
How will you participate?
Here are some suggestions:
- Be kind to those children with allergies
- Hold the door open for elder people or those with their arms full
- Smile at a stranger and wish them a “good day”
- Give a neighbor who lives alone an I.C.O.E. Bracelet with their family’s emergency numbers on it
What a great way to teach children to help others. For more ideas, check out the “50 Simple Acts of Kindness Just for Kids”. Acts-Of-Kindness-For-Kids-pdf
Or visit the website of randomactsofkindness.org for more ideas of how to perform your own random acts of kindness. Maybe you can start your own family tradition!
Until Next Time!
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