The world is changing every day, and with it, all the ways that we communicate with one another are also changing. One thing that will never go out of style? Treating others with kindness. Making the world a kinder place is bound to make you and those around you happier.
Of course, you can– and should– make this your daily mission no matter the season, month, or day, but it’s also great to set aside some time to place extra importance on spreading kindness. That time is February 12-18, 2023. Why that week? That is Random Acts of Kindness Week 2023. It's a great time to celebrate and promote kindness. Williamson Forward has some ideas if you’re looking for ways to celebrate RAK Week.
Using Books to Spread Some Kindness
One nice way to share the kindness can be with reading. You know that favorite book of yours, that you think everyone should read? Share your copy with a friend, or donate a copy to a little free library. On the topic of books, randomactsofkindness.org suggests making some simple bookmarks with positive messages, and hiding them in books at the library.
Another way to spread the cheer can be reaching out to people who have changed your life in some way or another. If you have a favorite childhood teacher or college professor, a former boss or neighbor, or even just your mama or best friend, this is a great time to reach out and tell them how much they have meant to you.
A Little Virtual Kindness
Of course, while a random act of kindness in person is great, it’s not the only way! You can also make the virtual world a happier place. If you have a favorite local store or restaurant, you can post a review on their Facebook page or elsewhere online. You could also post a nice comment on someone’s post or selfie, if you’re looking to spread a little confidence as well as kindness.
During Random Acts of Kindness Week, there are plenty of little ways to spread the love! Compliments are free and so are smiles- give them away. It's to get out there and sprinkle kindness everywhere!