Does your family do random acts of kindness (good deeds to help someone out or simply make their day brighter)?
It’s a great way to teach your children about the importance of carrying out kindness daily and becoming an everyday hero. It’s also a way for your family to bond over doing something selfless in order to help another person.
At BRIDGES, that’s our January focus: encouraging acts of kindness and good deeds for our families to take on daily.
Need some ideas? Here’s 20 ideas (from: randomactsofkindness.org):
- Send a positive text message to five different people right now.
- Post inspirational sticky notes around your neighborhood, office, school, etc.
- Tell someone they dropped a dollar (even though they didn’t). Then give them a dollar.
- Donate old towels or blankets to an animal shelter.
- Say hi to the person next to you on the elevator.
- Surprise a neighbor with freshly baked cookies or treats!
- Let someone go in front of you in line who only has a few items.
- Leave a gas gift card at a gas pump.
- Throw a party to celebrate someone just for being who they are, which is awesome.
- Have a LinkedIn account? Write a recommendation for coworker or connection.
- Leave quarters at the laundromat.
- Send a gratitude email to a coworker who deserves more recognition.
- Practice self-kindness and spend 30 minutes doing something you love today.
- Give away stuff for free on Craig’s List.
- Write a gratitude list in the morning and again in the evening.
- Know parents who could use a night out? Offer to babysit for free.
- Return shopping carts for people at the grocery store.
- Leave a kind server the biggest tip you can afford.
- When you’re throwing something away on the street, pick up any litter around you and put that in the trash too.
- Pay the toll for the person behind you.
Click here to read other ideas.
Enjoy doing random acts of kindness – you and your family will love it!
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