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7 ways to continue Random Acts of Kindness this year

February 22, 2024

As Random Acts of Kindness Week ends, let’s not forget that we can carry the kindness forward all year long! Learn how you can make a #RippleEffect in your community!

7 ways to continue Random Acts of Kindness this year:

1.     Give Compliments: Offer sincere compliments to family, friends, and even strangers to brighten their day.

2.     Pay It Forward: When you’re at a drive-thru or coffee shop, pay for the order of the person behind you.

3.     Send a thoughtful Message: Send an uplifting message or note to a friend, reminding them of your appreciation and support.

4.     Help out a Neighbor: Assist a neighbor with tasks like shoveling snow, mowing their lawn, or carrying groceries in from their car.

5.     Donate to Charity: Contribute to a charitable organization or cause that you’re passionate about.

6.     Visit the Elderly: Spend time with elderly individuals in nursing homes or assisted living facilities, offering companionship and a listening ear.

7.     Volunteer Your Time: Volunteer at local charities, shelters, or community events to make a positive impact.

DID YOU KNOW? 5 Fascinating Facts about Kindness!

1.     Kindness reduces stress: people who are naturally kind have 23% less cortisol, which is the stress hormone.

2.     Being kind increases stamina: in a research study, 50% of the participants reported that they felt stronger and more energetic after helping people.

3.     Being kind can reduce your blood pressure: Dr. David Hamilton claims that practicing acts of kindness helps release a hormone known as oxytocin, which protects the heart by reducing blood pressure.

4.     Kindness stabilizes our mood: it stimulates the production of serotonin, which is basically a mood stabilizer.

5.     Being kind makes us happy: performing an act of kindness triggers elevated levels of dopamine in the brain and a natural high is produced, often referred to as ‘helper’s high.’