Have you ever been in a rush or experienced a day where everything seemed to be challenging? Have you had a terrible day? Throughout a year, you interact with hundreds of people. While some may be a quick interaction, others may lead to interesting conversations, friendships, or relationships. Often we cannot tell what is going on in someone’s life by looking at them. Hearing stories about random acts of kindness can fill you with joy and renew the idea of good people in the world. Here are 3 ways that you can spread kindness in your life.
Many opportunities arrive throughout a day to show someone else that you care. While grand gestures often make headlines, the little moments can mean the most. Simply holding the door open for someone or carrying groceries into a neighbor's house may help to show you care. Write sweet Post-It notes and post them around your house or work. Call someone you have not talked with in a while and share a memory. Text a loved one letting them know how much they mean to you. Here is a list of 50 other Random Acts of Kindness.
A great way to foster a positive work environment is through creating a secret buddies program. Secret Santa and White Elephant gift exchanges can be fun during the holidays, but it is nice to have a small ‘thinking of you’ treat throughout the year. Set a price limit of $1 or $5. Some groups have a secret buddy for a year before they reveal who they are, while others change buddies each month. Through secret buddies, employees learn about their co-workers' interests. This link provides an implementation for creating a secret buddies month.
Pay it forward
We have all heard a story about someone paying it forward. Whether it is a teenager who pays for an older woman’s dinner or a family that pays for a couple’s coffee in the morning, these stories show someone that they are seen. This small act can be very meaningful. Showing one person kindness sets off a chain reaction and spreads happiness to others.
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Show others you care by spreading kindness!