Random Acts of Kindness Day is Feb. 17thPublished Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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We tell the important people in our lives how much they mean to us on Valentine's Day. We give them little treats and cards. We surprise them with thoughtful gestures. We make the day special for our special people. And that is a beautiful, wonderful, loving thing to do.
But what about the rest of the world? What about spreading some of that care beyond our families and friends? We've got the perfect day for it.
Random Acts of Kindness Day is Feb. 17th.
There are a million little ways you can bring a little more joy into the world. Kindness.org has a lots of good ideas:Acts of Kindness
And the benefits are massive! Studies have shown that when you're kind to others, your own psychological well-being improves. Committing acts of kindness in the workplace can reduce the effects of stress. And those who make an effort to be kind are happier overall. Want to learn more? This article is filled with all sorts of interesting tid-bits:Does Kindness Create Happiness?
Kids are the best at Random Acts of Kindness Day. They're sneaky. They're imaginative. And their optimism and energy are infectious. When you teach your children to be kind, you're teaching them to be proactive and observant and emotionally aware. You're helping them find ways they can make a positive impact on the world. Which will make the world a better place. And that is a mighty and powerful thing to do.
Don't limit it to Feb. 17th, make acting kindly an every day activity.
It's Never Too Early to Be a Force for Good!
Activity Books to Teach Kindness and Mindfulness
Your kids are bundles of energy. They want to *do* things. Direct them toward positive outlets. Help them see where they can be change agents. These books by Bernadette Russell are just the ticket to help them make their world a more generous, more thoughtful, and kinder place.
This is one of those projects that we love! Create a special, one of a kind work of art on a little rock, then hide it somewhere… at your favorite playground, the school bus stop, outside the library, wherever! Whoever finds it will feel happy, special, and lucky. And that can be a wonderful thing in the middle of a cold and dreary day!
Be Kind To Yourself, Too!
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