random acts kindness

Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day and some people celebrate random acts of kindness for a week. What a great way to feel good! The research confirms that practicing this behavior produces positive emotions and one can feel happier. A team of Japanese researchers found that people can become happier by counting their own acts of kindness for one week.

You know what to do…perform a few random acts of kindness. Almost any kind deed will do and it’s OK if it’s a stranger. Smile at people, give someone (or several someones) a compliment, do a friend a favor, bring a healthy treat to work, donate clothing or other items you no longer use, or pay it forward.

This is a favorite day for 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. What goes around comes around. But don’t just celebrate it today. You can practice random acts of kindness all year. If you need more ideas or information, check out the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”- Aesop