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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 communications@newriver.edu 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!