6 Ways to do National Random Acts Of Kindness Day

‘A random act of kindness is a selfless act performed by a person or a group wishing to either assist or to cheer up an individual person.’ The idea is to be kind, thoughtful, use your manners, give out compliments, volunteer, and/or forgive someone.

Random acts of kindness don’t need to be over the top or a huge display, they just need to have good intentions and require minimal time. So with that in mind, let’s talk about how you can get involved today:

1. Give a compliment to someone

As you’re reading this, if you’re sat with a friend, fellow student or co-worker, simply turn to them and give them a quick compliment. It will brighten their day and probably yours too, as they might return the compliment.

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2. Hold the door open for someone

This may seem like a small task, but can make a big difference. It’s all about using your manners and thinking of others.

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3. Let someone go in front of you whilst driving

If you notice that someone is trying to pull out on to the road, slow down and let them out, it shouldn’t add too much time to your journey.

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4. Send a nice text to a friend or family member

Spend just 2 minutes sending a nice text message, email or Facebook message to a friend or relative you may not have spoken to recently. A quick “hey, how are you?” can sometimes be just what someone needs.

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5. Share the love of coffee

If you’re queuing up for a coffee or hot beverage from your favourite coffee shop, offer to buy the person behind you or in front of you their coffee. It will hopefully only cost you a few quid, but will really make someone’s day.

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6. Give someone your best, biggest smile

We all know the classic lyric “when you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you”, so why not give someone a friendly smile and spread the happiness?!

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So there we have it, a few simple things you can do as a random act of kindness today. To find out more about the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, you can visit their website. If you have any stories of random acts of kindness to share, we’d love to hear them via social media or in the comments below!