Random Acts of Kindness Day
Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17 but why limit ourselves to just that day?
Being kind is an action that spreads happiness and joy. Not only does the recipient feel uplifted but so do you.
Nancy Ecoff, an evolutionary psychologist, states that “Happy people live longer, are more productive, earn more, and are also better citizens.”
The science-based benefits of being kind have been proven over and over. It is an easy thing to do, yet not that many people do it.
There are so many things to do and many of them really require little effort. Here are some ideas to get your brain in gear:
· Visit a shut-in or elderly person
· Put together kindness bags for the homeless on street corners – keep a few in your car
· Donate books or puzzles to nursing homes
· Give some online love to small businesses or authors by writing a good review 😉
· Donate to a food drive
· Help someone clean or declutter their home
· Cook a meal for a shut-in or someone with a new baby or someone overcoming an illness
· Volunteer to drive someone to a doctor’s visit
· Buy extra school supplies and give them to a teacher to pass on to a child in need
· Take someone out for lunch or coffee
Here is a challenge to us all – see if we can find at least one thing to do each day for a week or more. Hold open a door or help someone through a door that is struggling with a walker or a stroller. Smile at people – genuinely smile. Every small act is a chance to impact someone’s life. When we look, we will find multiple opportunities. When we follow through with those opportunities, we will feel great!
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Jonda S. Beattie, Professional Organizer owner of Time Space Organization, and co-owner of Release, Repurpose, Reorganize. She is based in the Metro-Atlanta area. As presenter, award-winning author, as well as a retired special education teacher she uses her listening skills, problem solving skills, knowledge of different learning techniques, ADHD specialty, and paper management skills to help clients tackle the toughest organizational issues. Jonda does hands on organizing and virtual organizing. For more of Jonda’s tips connect with her on Facebook.