Random Acts of Kindness
The feel-great gesture of doing something for another without expectation of it being returned is much needed in the world. In honor of this “National Do Something Nice Day” here are some of our favorite random acts of kindness:
Getting a coffee or smoothie? Pay for the person’s order behind you (and ask the cashier to let them know it is an anonymous gift from someone who wants them to have an amazing day).
Be Kind Behind the Wheel
Let someone into traffic, stop for people standing at crosswalks, drive slowly in neighborhoods… you know, all the courtesies that most people are too busy to make time for. All it takes is one person doing the right thing for others to act with more kindness too.
Non Quid Pro Quo Foot Rub
Next time you’re watching a movie, reach over and give some love to your honey’s feet, no reciprocity required. They’ll feel so loved (and relaxed)! *Bonus points if you incorporate our top-rated Body Lotion.
Call Your Momma…
Just to say hi. Let her fill you in on all the news and tell her how you’re doing (no eye rolls if she gives you unsolicited motherly advice).
Appreciate Your Friends
Don’t hold back. Let the people in your life know what you love about them.
Leave Flowers on Your Neighbor’s Doorstep
With a note that says something like, “Hope you’re having a great week. Thanks for being an awesome neighbor.”
Do the Chore That’s Not Yours
Pick up the dog poop, do the dishes, make the grocery run… division of labor is a great thing, and everyone loves a break once in awhile! Make your roommate/partner/co-worker’s day by taking on one of their chores (just once).
If you’ve experienced the way another’s kindness can turn your day around, then you know what a big impact these small acts can have. Wishing you acts of random kindness, both large and small today (and every day).