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In my calendar this week, I had today marked as Random Acts of Kindness Day. I can’t remember where or when I heard about this day, but I noted it as a potential subject for a blog post.
Turns out, it’s actually Random Acts of Kindness Week (or RAK Week). Who knew.
RAK Week comes from The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, an “internationally recognized non-profit organization founded upon the powerful belief in kindness and dedicated to providing resources and tools that encourage acts of kindness.”
Throughout the week, the website has been sharing Kindness Ideas and challenging visitors to participate. People can share their stories of kindness and find resources to promote kindness in their workplace or community.
In honor of the week, here are 10 kindness ideas to help your community:
- Donate used books to a library
- Help someone for free
- Hold the door for someone
- Donate blood
- Encourage someone
- Help someone load or unload their groceries
- Give someone a hug
- Smile at 5 strangers
- Forgive someone
- Transport someone who can’t drive
Can kindness make a difference? Sure it can. The Random Acts of Kindness website notes there is some evidence that being kind can make a positive difference to the well-being and health of individuals who practice and receive it.
So, go forth and be kind!