One Act of Random Kindness at a Time

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You are familiar with acts of random kindness, right ?

We are all familiar with the saying Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

This phrase is the essence of what it means to do a Random Act of Kindness (RAK).

But what exactly is an Act of Random Kindness?

It is an act of kindness that is done spontaneously, without expectation of a reward or recognition.

It can be as simple as holding the door open for someone, buying a cup of coffee for a stranger, or donating to a charitable cause.

The Power of Kindness

The Unexpected Benefits of Leading a Compassionate Life. When we are the recipients of an act of kindness, we feel good, we feel happy.

Kindness can be a simple, thoughtful gesture that leaves us with a positive feeling.

Whether it’s buying someone a cup of coffee, going out of our way to hold the elevator door open for the person heading our way, paying a compliment to a co-worker for the way he/she led the meeting, or whatever the act, it’s a powerful deed that moves us to feel valued, respected and happy.

Why Random Kindness?

Random acts of kindness promote good feelings among people and increase connections. These bonds can lead to better relationships and lasting positive interpersonal results. These are merely a handful of the rewards that come from doing random acts of kindness.

9 Tips To Make a Positive Impact

  • Bring a gift to your child's class party.

  • Sign up to bring an afternoon snack to share with coworkers.

  • Buy drinks for the person in line behind you at Starbucks.

  • Include an extra greeting or kind comment in email exchanges.

  • Put together care packages for people affected by natural disasters, human-caused tragedies, or terrorism incidents.

  • Tell your kids they can play on their devices only after they complete chores, homework and any other responsibilities that day. You'll be amazed how quickly they get stuff done!

  • Encourage loved ones with depression to go out and do something fun for themselves even if it's just for a few minutes.

  • Volunteer at an animal shelter or soup kitchen.

  • Share one of Random Articles or Videos showing random acts of kindness we do around the world. Join our insiders club to have the videos sent directly to your inbox.