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Random Acts of Kindness Week

Random Acts of Kindness Week

Ways to Show and Spread Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness can be as big or small as you wish.

  • Volunteer at a charity.
  • Help someone carry their groceries or carry their items into work.
  • Invite a co-worker you don’t normally socialize with to sit with you at lunch.
  • Share praise with a co-worker’s boss and their boss’ boss.
  • Pass on coupons you don’t need.
  • Share a positive quote or leave it on someone’s desk before they get in for the day.
  • Write a coworker a note of praise.
  • Get to work early and leave a piece of candy at each person’s desk.
  • Write, draw, make, or gift something encouraging to someone having a hard time.
  • Welcome and get to know new hires.
  • Offer to help with a co-worker’s least favorite task.
  • Say one nice thing to the coworkers you see one day.
  • Put a surprise note or drawing in your significant other’s or kid’s lunch.
  • Post a genuine compliment to three people on social media.
  • Allow someone into your lane. They’re probably in a rush — just like you.
  • Let the person in line behind you at the supermarket go first.
  • Compliment your boss for something you admire but have never expressed.
  • Don’t gossip.
  • Write a letter of recommendation for a colleague.
  • Forgive someone. And really mean it.
  • Strike up a conversation with the person standing alone at a party/work function.
  • Listen to a friend having a tough time — without offering advice.
  • Put money in an expired parking meter.
  • Leave a thank-you note for your mail carrier.
  • You can also whip up your own ideas using a kindness generator provided by The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.

During this week if you see someone doing something kind for someone else, send an email to say what you saw. We would love to publish a list of good deeds done in the next From Hawk’s Nest, New River CTC’s employee newsletter. Be sure to spread some kindness of your own as well!