Random Acts Of Kindness Week Celebration: February 17, 2023 (Day 5)
Happy Random Acts Of Kindness Day!
Happy Random Acts Of Kindness Week! We are celebrating the week with daily giveaways of items from local Pueblo businesses leading up to our one-year anniversary on Friday, February 17 A.K.A. Random Acts Of Kindness Day! Head over to our Facebook or Instagram to enter.
Each year on February 17th, National Random Acts of Kindness Day grows in popularity. It is celebrated by individuals, groups, and organizations nationwide to encourage acts of kindness.
The movement of Random Acts of Kindness inspires people every day. As a favorite celebration for many, people everywhere are enjoying doing these acts of kindness. Not only do the acts of kindness bring joy to the receiver, but they also spread positive reactions to the giver!
Random Acts of Kindness Day was initiated in 1995 in Denver, Colorado by a nonprofit organization called The Random Acts Of Kindness Foundation. The event spread to New Zealand nine years later, in 2004, and the observance of the holiday became more and more widespread. Check out our interview with Brooke Jones, the Vice President of The RAK Foundation here!
One can never go wrong with kindness, and there can never be too much of it. The idea behind Random Act of Kindness Day is to cultivate feelings of kindness and brighten up someone's day. Every small act of kindness is significant. It may seem like it doesn't accomplish much but, just like the domino effect, one act of kindness can lead to more positive outcomes. Don't hold back from uplifting others with compliments and compassion on this day.
Here are just a few ways you can observe this day:
- Pay for the coffee or meal of the person behind you in line.
- Leave a kind note for someone, no explanation is needed.
- Share words of encouragement. You never know who might need them.
- Put your skills to work for someone in need. For example, offer to create a résumé for someone seeking a new job.
- Drop off a load of groceries at the local food pantry.
- Mail a "thinking of you" card to someone you've not talked to in a while.
- Order a bouquet of flowers to be delivered to anyone in the hospital. That means, calling the florist and telling them to pick a hospital or nursing home and deliver flowers to the person the front desk thinks needs it the most. It could be a sick child, an elderly person with no family, or a college student down on their luck.
- Send a thank-you note to the people around you who help you the most.
- Just smile.
- Share your random acts of kindness using #RandomActsOfKindnessDay to post on social media.