Finding little chances in your day to be kind to others is always in style; but even more so on Random Acts of Kindness Day! ✨ Today is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the kindness you receive from people in your life and how you can pay it forward to others.
Here are five pieces of inspiration for different parts of your life where you can make an impact today. Whether it’s something small like sharing a smile with a stranger, or maybe something larger like participating in a local fundraiser, there are always ways to make the day brighter for you and those around you.
A Random Act of Kindness for… Your Community
Find an hour in your day to volunteer at a local institution with a cause close to your heart. It may be walking dogs at a nearby shelter or donating blood with the American Red Cross! Even if you don’t have the time to spare, you can do something quick like donating groceries to your community’s food bank or finally donating that bag of clothes you’ve had waiting in your trunk. 😉 You can also support the American Red Cross with purchase of our Blood Saves Lives Friendship Pack.
A Random Act of Kindness for… The Environment
Today is a great day to enact a small, new habit that shows kindness to the world we live in. 🌎 This can be through organized opportunities like volunteer cleanups or tree planting events, or it can be something you do solo, like opting for the bus instead of driving, shopping from brand’s with positive environmental policies, or doing some research and exploring composting. Even the small things make a difference – like picking up your own Ocean Conservation piece!
A Random Act of Kindness for… Your Family
This can be as simple as stopping by your parent’s house to catch up with them over dinner or watch a movie together. If you live a bit further away from home, give a relative you haven’t spoken with in a while a call to check in and see how they’re doing, or send a personalized gift, just because! Sometimes, time spent or a small surprise is the kindest gift we can give. 🥰
A Random Act of Kindness for… A Stranger
These are some of the smallest but most impactful acts of kindness you can take! You never know how one small good deed can change the course of someone’s day. Try holding the door for someone leaving the store or complimenting a coworkers outfit – you’d be surprised by the magic you can make as a result.
A Random Act of Kindness for… Your Best Friend
I know what you’re thinking: “I’m always nice to my friends!” That just means you can be extra kind to them on days like today. Maybe it’s tidying up their room while they’re out taking a stressful exam or treating them to something small, just because. You can even show your appreciation for them with one of Pura Vida’s Friendship Packs.
A Random Act of Kindness for… YOU!
What are some ways you can show yourself some unexpected kindness today? It could be taking a little extra time to care for your space before leaving for a trip, getting to bed a bit earlier than usual, treating yourself to something that’s been in your cart for a while, or trying a new recipe you’ve had bookmarked. Whatever it is, make sure you’re always taking the time and space to treat yourself with kindness; day in and day out. 💕