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World Kindness Day: 10 ways you can be kind every day

World Kindness Day: 10 ways you can be kind every day

Recently, people across the globe celebrated World Kindness Day. On this day, plenty of kindness was spread and pay-it-forward acts were started, but what about the rest of the year? Let’s not limit our kind acts to one day a year. The following are 10 ways you and your family can be kind any day of the year.

  • Confidence sticky notes – Leave sticky notes with inspirational messages on them in random places. Examples: a grocery store shelf, the mirror in a public bathroom or on a car’s windshield.
  • Visit someone who is lonely – Offer your companionship to someone who is lonely. Great places to look for opportunities are at hospitals, nursing homes or programs like Big Brother, Big Sister.
  • Make a positive comment on a website or blog – Everyone appreciates feedback. When you go out of your way to let someone know what they wrote or shared inspired you, chances are that you will make their day!
  • Thank your bus or taxi driver – Bus and taxi drivers, along with others in service-related professions, often have to deal with unhappy or rude customers. Be kind and courteous to your hard-working driver.
  • Team pledge of kindness – Speak with your coach and team captains about enforcing a team pledge of kindness where everyone commits to doing one act of kindness a day for the length of the season.
  • Volunteer at a food bank – There are many ways to help your local food bank. You can volunteer to stock shelves, clean the store or work at the counter.
  • Let someone go in front of you in line – When you find yourself waiting in a line, let someone go in front of you. They will really appreciate the gesture.
  • Laugh often – Laughter makes everything better. Having a sense of humor lightens your burdens, connects you to others, inspires hopefulness and offers a new perspective.
  • Make blankets for the homeless – Donating a blanket or quilt to someone who has none will help keep him or her warm and comfortable during cold nights. Just the gesture of giving them a blanket will remind them of the kindness that exists in the world.
  • Write a letter to someone who made a difference in your life – Letting them know they have motivated you will inspire them to continue helping others as they helped you.

Thanks to The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation for the inspiration!

While 10 ideas are a good start, we want more ideas! Share with us on Facebook or Twitter your favorite kind acts.

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