It’s World Kindness Day but what if I challenge you to act as if everyday is World Kindness Day. The idea behind the day is show acts of kindness to your family, friends, neighbors, community helpers and anyone you happen to come in contact. I have 10 ways to celebrate World Kindness Day everyday, because it’s really simple to do just one kind thing for someone each day. Most of these 10 things can be done by anyone of just about any age with a little variation when necessary. Pick one, do it today and then keep it going. Pretty soon it will be a regular part of your routine and a great way to fill your own cup in the process. Kindness will always come back to you.
1. Call Someone
Is there someone you haven’t spoken to in a while that you’ve been meaning to reach out to? Make the call today. Block out some time to call not text or catch up with them on social media. I suggest this one first because I love a good phone conversation. Sure it’s “old school” or not so much introvert friendly but do it anyway. And if you happen to be the person on the receiving end of the call, answer it.
2. Bring Someone a Warm Drink
For hot chocolate, or coffee lovers, a surprise cup will always be welcome. You can always substitute with a bottle of water. The point is to bring a friend, coworker or teacher a surprise cup of what they enjoy.
3.Pay it Forward
Have you ever heard of paying it forward in the drive through line. The saying is “forward” but what you’re really doing is paying for the person that’s in line behind you. You can pay for their entire meal or put a few dollars towards it. I’ve done this and I’ve also had it done to me. It’s one of those unexpected acts of kindness that stays with you for a long time. And I love when I spot the person behind me paying for the next person in line. It’s a gift that can keep on giving.