Friday, 17 February 2017

Ten Random Acts of Kindness to Celebrate Today

Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day, and although I believe every day is an excellent time to be thoughtful and kind, you may notice a difference in the way people are acting today.

Want to hitch a ride on the bandwagon? I thought you might, so…I’ve compiled a list of 10 things YOU can do in addition to all the ways you’re already being kind. They’re painless, I promise!
  1. Instead of putting your allowance in your piggy bank, why not put it in a vending machine for someone else to use?
  2. See someone with a sad face? Tell them a joke. Here is a link to some that might make someone smile
  3. Taking back your library book? Leave an inspiring note or a quote on a piece of paper for the next person to find.
  4. Maybe you really like to write… Leave post-it notes around your neighbourhood with random compliments. You never know what might brighten someone’s day.
  5. The way to some people’s heart is through their stomach, my grandma always says. How about baking up a batch of cookies for a friend or neighbour? (If you have a copy of the Superman Duffy comic, TASTING MY STORY, there is a recipe for Monster Cookies that is EASY and fun.)
  6. Do you always sit with the same kids at lunch? Invite the new student over, or sit with someone who looks alone. They might become your next best bud. 
  7. The snow is melting! How about writing a colourful chalk message on someone’s sidewalk?
  8. Do you have a favourite teacher? Write the principal to say how great that teacher is. (I’m totally writing about Mrs. Kratky today!)
  9. Clean up your room without being asked. (I know, not fun. But think of how impressed your parents will be.)
  10. Write a poem for a friend. Maybe a haiku? If you’re not sure how to write one, check of 5-7-5 ERRAND BOY, one of the earlier comics in the Superman Duffy series.)

Not a bad list, if I do say so myself. Of course there are hundreds of ways you can show kindness—this is just a drop in the bucket of suggestions. What are some of YOUR ideas?

Gotta jet! Have a great—and kind—weekend.

~ Chase Superman Duffy

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