Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 17

Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day. And, you know what to do…perform a few random acts of kindness. Almost any kind deed will do. And, we highly recommend you perform kind acts on as many people as you can.

This is a favorite day of many people and groups. People like the idea of showing a little kindness to others. Its a fun and good thing to do. And, they like being on the receiving end of this day as well. It makes both the giver and the receiver feel good.

Schools have used this day as an educational event, and to promote the value of kindness. Organizations have used this day to promote their cause, and for fundraisers.

Caution: What comes around, goes around. Random Acts of Kindness is highly contagious.

Origin of Random Acts of Kindness Day:

Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We wish we could thank the originators of this great day. The originators have truly helped to make the world a better place.

Many organizations and groups have declared other days to be "Random Acts of Kindness Day." These declarations are usually local, one-time events, often for fundraisers.

Also see World Kindness Day

Story Credit: HolidayInsights.com


SUGGESTIONS from Speaker/Author Sheryl Roush:
Buy coffee–or the toll road fee–for the next person in line behind you.

Return the shopping carts left in the parking lot back to the store.
Pick up something for someone else when they drop it.
Open the door from someone else, even if they don’t need it.
Take clothes and toys to the battered women’s shelter.
Give flowers to someone who could use a pick-me-up.
Do an errand for someone who needs it.

Donate your books to the library, or literacy program.