It's Random Act of Kindness Week and we thought we'd share some of our favourite acts from the Week's creators, the good people over at Random Act of Kindness.
Make a New Friend!
"Make a new friend today! Whether you are in school, at work, playing a new sport, or studying at a coffee shop, go out of your way to say hello to someone new and start a conversation. Volunteer to show someone the ropes at school or at work. Get out of your comfort zone and say "hi!"
Write a Letter to Someone Who Made a Difference in Your Life
"Has someone made a difference in your life? Maybe it’s a teacher or professor who made a difference in your education; a coach who believed in you and inspired you to do your best. Maybe that person is a grandparent who raised you or a mentor who helped you choose your career path. Why not tell that person in a letter or card how they have inspired you?"
Pick-Up Groceries for a Neighbour
"Picking up groceries can be an especially kind act for an elderly neighbor who isn't able to get out much. Simply knock on their door and see if you can pick something up for them while you are at the store. This is most helpful to do when you know bad weather is approaching. Pick them up a couple of things that will help tide them over until a storm has passed so they don't have to venture out in the middle of terrible weather to get some dinner."
We'd love to hear from you -- what's a memorable random act of kindness you've experienced?