Random Acts of Kindness
Random acts of kindness are thoughtful ways to deliberately brighten another person’s day. It something that is done from the goodness of our hearts in attempts to show someone that we care, without expecting anything in return. The importance of random acts of kindness is that they create a special environment with all who are involved – one of support, selflessness and thoughtfulness. Letting people know that they are cared for will not only make them feel good, it will improve your relationship with them, and you will feel good for having been able to do something thoughtful for them..
There are many facets of our lives that make up our reality. Our relationships in our personal and professional career can have a significant effect on the way we feel about our lives. Simple random acts of kindness can go a long way in many areas of our lives.
Is there a coworker or boss who is having a hard time at work or in their personal lives? Leave them a note, finish a task of theirs without them knowing, or take them a lunch treat. This will not only make their day, it will improve your relationship with them as you demonstrate loyalty and support.
Surprise your family by making them a special dinner and/or special desert. You can also plan something outside of the house to take everyone out of their usual routine. Playing games (volleyball, dodgeball) at a park are inexpensive and thoughtful ways to let your family know they are important to you as you take time and energy to have a good time together.
Host a night of fun for your friends. Play board games, provide snacks and watch movies. Maybe it’s a good time to make a vision board.. try doing this together! Vision boarding will help you to bond as you talk about your hopes for your future and empower each other in helping one another to visualize these goals.
With significant other
Has your special loved one had their eye on something – a shirt, a game, a workout tool? You can find these things online for cheap rates. Couldn’t hurt to look! You can also simply prepare them breakfast or pack their lunch and leave it for them in the fridge- something to let them know you thought of them and wanted to help make their day more pleasant.
One of the most rewarding things you can do is help out a stranger in need. This can be done by volunteering at homeless shelters, charity events, and after school programs. A friend recently shared with us that she was in line at a drive-thru coffee shop, and when she went to pay, they let her know that the person in the car ahead had paid for whoever ordered next. What an amazing way to spread some amazing energy in the world!