RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS DAY
On February 17th, 2019, is National Random Acts of Kindness Day that was founded upon the powerful belief in kindness and dedicated to providing resources and tools that encourage acts of kindness. Here are a few quotes of kindness from some very famous people:
“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” (Mark Twain)
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” (Aesop)
“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” (Scott Adams)
“Kind words and actions can seem so small, but their effects are truly endless.” (Author Unknown)
What are some KINDNESS IDEAS that you can do?
You can day or night, rain or shine, walking can always improve your mood. Researchers at the University of Michigan conducted a study that proved taking group nature walks resulted in several mental health benefits: decreased stress, depression and anxiety, as well as an improved sense of well-being.
Find out something new about a coworker. When you see someone almost every day, it can be easy to get caught in the motions of familiar conversation. Make an effort to learn something new about a coworker. A sliver of compassionate conversation can be all it takes to show a person how genuine and caring you are.
Organize a cleanup party. We live in a beautiful world! Let’s work together to keep it that way. Choose an area that needs attention and collect debris, abandoned items and other materials that have collected in the area. You could even make an event on Facebook, tell your friends to invite their friends and get everyone in your area involved!
Foster a pet up for adoption. If you’re not prepared to make the leap of adopting a pet, give fostering a try! There are so many animals waiting to be placed, and your kindness can help a lot with their transition. Fostering a dog or cat can be one of the most rewarding experiences you can have. By taking an animal in need temporarily into your home you're freeing up a spot so the shelter or rescue can take in another animal. It can be great practice if you’re hoping to adopt a pet one day but aren’t sure if you’ll be able to handle the responsibility
Complain Less. Being positive in a negative situation makes you a leader. Sometimes it's easy to focus on the things that are bringing us down and making life difficult. But, science shows that when we spend even a small amount of time focusing on the things for which we're grateful, our lives are much better. We start seeing things in a more positive light and find fewer things to complain about. It can be as easy as starting your day by thinking of one thing for which you're grateful! There are even mobile apps which remind you during the day to take a moment to be grateful for something.
There are so many other ideas that you can do by checking out the Random Acts of Kindness Day ideas website https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/kindness-ideas.
Also check out the Kindness Calendar where you can do 365 kindness ideas days! Click this Calendar below: http://calendars.randomactsofkindness.org/2019/2019_RAK_kindness_calendars.pdf
Make a note to do nice things throughout the day and use #RandomActsOfKindnessDay to post on social media on this Tuesday, February 17th, 2019.
What Random Acts of Kindness Are You Going To Do Today?
I had the chance this past weekend to speak at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc in Dekalb County Library: Salem-Panola Branch on the "Pink Goes Red" for women's heart health. My presentation was called "Heart Healthy Eating" and to get African Americans to change their relationship with food. I really enjoyed talking to these ladies and really appreciate my former boss Corrinne Cooper for inviting me to come to speak. I really appreciate hearing Dr. Stephanie Carmichael speaking about the "Heart Health Through the Ages". Make sure to GO RED this Heart Month!
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