Friday Five: 5 Ways to Celebrate Random Act of Kindness Week

It’s Friday, so I’m linking up with Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness for the new Friday Five 2.0. The theme this week is love. I was asked to share that next week is Random Acts of Kindness Week. What better way is there to share love than through kindness? Random Acts of Kindness Week is February 12 – 18. Kindness is good for you! See the science.

5 Ways to Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week

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1. Head over to The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation and check out their suggestions. I like #5 but you can take it to another level by dropping off a box of chocolates to your fire station on Valentine’s Day or some donuts.

2. Go to and download, print and use some Smile Cards. Do a kindness for someone and give them a card to “pay it forward.” (The back has instructions on what to do and how to pass it on!)

3. Give the gift (card) of kindness – Buy one or several gift cards for Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks (or any convenient) place and give them to people in need. Another idea, if you live in a cold climate, you could buy and hand out some hats and gloves. In any climate, you could give out socks.

4. Write and mail one handwritten thank you note or call one person per day.  Thank the recipient and tell them what they mean to you. Thank people who help you at work or in your daily travels, too.

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5. Kindness is contagious – Share your kindnesses. Join Visionary Mentoring Group in their Kindness Challenge. From February 13-27th, #givelove one post at a time. You can win great prizes, too. See official rules & entry information on The Visionary Mentoring Group’s Facebook page.

Need some more ideas? Check out 28 Days of Kindness from KIND Bar and Greatist from 2015 or my post on Finds’ friend Caitlin‘s 31 Random Acts from October 2014.

What will you do to celebrate Random Act of Kindness Week? Please tell me in the comments.

Have a great weekend, friends!

PS. Be kind to yourself and don’t miss my great giveaways!





  1. Kimberly G says:

    i love random acts of kindness! It not only makes you feel good, but the recipient of the act as well. It’s a win-win!

  2. Deb E says:

    The fire station is on my walking route and feel like I know these guys since I see them all the time. I’d love to randomly thank them with your suggestion. All our service peps work so hard and deserve many thanks.

  3. Amy Scott says:

    I saw something about this on twitter earlier- I love the idea of random acts of kindness and think this is a great time of year for it since it’s winter and kind of a depressing time of year for so many places. All of these are really good suggestions and I plan to spread some kindness next week :).

  4. Georgette Coan says:

    It’s winter time and everyone is down.. on top of many people in arrears because of the new Pres. I think it’s a wonderful idea to do random acts of kindness to help cheer people up!

  5. Amber Ludwig says:

    Ooh how fun!! I love spreading kindness wherever I can but I swear life stresses get in my way!! I will make sure to get back into action next week!!

  6. gloria patterson says:

    this is something that should be a normal for people…. but at least some people do it the one week.

    Be kind is not that hard it just takes a second of your time

  7. Madhuri says:

    Random acts of kindness are the best…not just for the receiver, but also for the doer… I had a friend who once told me that on days when I feel dull and low, to just go out and help someone. Instant mood boost!

  8. ellen beck says:

    I try to practice this any time I can. Be it big or small a kindness is something that is a good thing all year long. It can be as simple as opening a door for someone or as large as you want to go. I think this should be all year. Kindness is key.

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