February 14-20 is Random Act of Kindness Week

How will you celebrate?

Our friends at Baudville sent us a reminder that it's Random Act of Kindness Week.  If you've never heard of it before, you're not alone.  RAK week celebrates the spirit of altruism, which sounds great, but what exactly does that mean?  It’s caring for others unselfishly. For example, when you reach out to your office-mate with a Hershey bar and a sweet note, you’re practicing kindness and celebrating RAK week!

Need some ideas on what you can do that won’t cost anything?!  Baudville's list only requires your presence and a smile! After this week is over, they suggest hanging the list up in your office as a reminder to practice random acts of kindness all year long!

  • Pick up litter. 

  • Leave baked goods in the mailbox for your mailman. 

  • Donate a used book to your local library.

  • Send an email praise to someone.

  • Return shopping carts to the store.

  • Run an errand for a neighbor.

  • Send a card to someone serving in the military overseas.

  • Help someone pick up items they dropped.

  • Donate clothes to Goodwill or Salvation Army.

  • Bake cookies for your coworkers.

  • Volunteer at a local charity.

  • Write and mail a thank you card.

  • Donate blood.

  • Collect canned goods for a food pantry.

  • Bring in your neighbor’s garbage can.

  • Let someone cut in front of you in line.

  • Give your leftovers from dining out to someone on the street.

  • Smile at strangers!

  • Say hello to the person next to you.

  • Give a compliment.

  • Help someone who is stranded on the side of the road.

  • Organize a group of friends to do yard work for a neighbor who is unable to do it themselves.

  • Clean up after yourself and someone else.

  • Invite someone who may be alone over for dinner.

  • Give someone a hug.

  • Encourage a child.

  • Praise your boss.

  • Praise your employee.

  • Write an inspirational quote on a post-it and put it on the bathroom mirror in your office.

  • Help someone before they ask.

  • Hold the elevator for someone running behind.

  • Visit a local nursing home. Give handmade cards to all the residents.

  • Donate your time and skills to a local organization.

  • Take a box of hats, gloves, and scarves to a school for kids who need something warm.

  • Share your umbrella with someone who doesn’t have one.

  • Read to a child, or let the child read to you!

-Compliments of www.baudville.com

 

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