It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Everyone thinks of Valentine’s day as a time to shower the ones close to them with love and presents. It’s a day for classmates to give and receive valentines, couples to trade gifts, and chocolates to be shared in offices. Although it is always nice to receive recognition for our actions, giving without the expectation of anything in return can be even more rewarding.
Doing a little extra for a friend or even a stranger can makes everyone’s day better. This week is National Random Act of Kindness Week; a week devoted to doing more good deeds in your community. Acts of kindness do not need to involve much money or time in order to be meaningful. In honor of this selfless celebration, we have compiled a list of easy things you can do to make someone’s day a little brighter. Try a few out or create your own way to celebrate!
- Offer to babysit for parents who deserve a night out.
- Pay for the toll of the person behind you.
- Let someone jump ahead of you in line at the supermarket.
- Donate clothes or canned goods to your local shelter or food pantry.
- Let a manager know when an employee has shown you excellent customer service.
- Call your parents, or other family members you do not get to see often.
- Give a thank you card to your mail person.
- Offer to cook dinner for a friend.
- Write a letter to someone deployed.
- Volunteer at your local senior center.
- If possible, donate blood to a blood bank.
- Pay for someone’s dinner at a restaurant.
- Hold the elevator door.
- Keep an extra umbrella at your place of work for someone in need.
Tag #DE4HealthyLiving in a social media post of your random act of kindness this week to possibly be featured on our blog or Instagram!