It’s time to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week (Feb 9th – 15th).
I’ve spoken about this great week before but it’s one that should not only get a mention again, but should be an frequent activity throughout the year. It’s always a good thing to help others and show you care. When you spread kindness, it comes back to you, almost always when you need the most.
A Random Act of Kindness (RAOK) is something small or big, that can make a difference in someone else’s day. Taking a moment to compliment someone or help him/her out can make a HUGE difference. It can turn what may be a challenging morning/afternoon around, give a boost of confidence to someone who needs it, or make someone feel appreciated — and who doesn’t want to feel appreciated.
Some of you may believe that this may cost a lot to do, but there are many ways that you can spread kindness that don’t cost a thing, or have a nominal cost. To keep this topic fresh, I’ve been reading other blogs for new ways to spread kindness to virtual strangers and to those I know and love. I’ve been inspired, seeing tips for things I’d never considered, and many that were free or only cost a dollar or two. Really… the amount you want to spend is up to you. It’s more about the effort you make, than in the cost, that makes it so meaningful.