Random Acts of Kindness Day
About Random Acts of Kindness Day
When is Random Acts of Kindness Day? This holiday is always celebrated on February 17
Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day. And, you know what to do…perform a few unplanned, random acts of kindness. On the February 17 holiday, almost any kind of good deed will do. And, we highly recommend you perform kind acts on as many people as you can.
A random act is like throwing a pair of dice. You don’t know in advance what the outcome will be. To perform random acts of kindness today, don’t schedule or plan what you are going to do. Rather, keep alert for unexpected opportunities to be nice or help someone in need. This is a favorite day of many people and groups. People like the idea of showing a little kindness to others. It’s 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 often use this day to promote their cause and for fundraisers.
Caution: What comes around, goes around. Random Acts of Kindness is highly contagious.
Today’s Slogan: What comes around goes around.
How to Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day
Kindness is contagious. There are countless ways you can be kind to others. Here are some ideas to get you started.
- Be a good Boy scout and help someone across the street.
- Say nice, complimentary things to people. Spend some time with the elderly or people who are shun-in.
- Go out of your way to help someone.
- Be hospitable.
- Send a greeting card to someone who is depressed and in need of cheering up.
- Forgive others for their errors and shortcomings.
- Prepare and deliver a meal or baked goods to someone…anyone.
- Help a neighbor or friend with a chore or task.
“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone may do the same for you.” – – Princess Dian
History and 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.
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