National Random Acts of Kindness Day
National Random Acts of Kindness Day is celebrated on February 17 of every year. National Random Acts of Kindness Day is a day to encourage and celebrate the random acts of kindness. In New Zealand, it is celebrated on September 1. It can be observed by individuals, groups and organizations nationwide to encourage the acts of kindness. Random Acts of Kindness Day is a favourite day for the people around the world who enjoys these acts of kindness.
“Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.” – Dennis Prager
History of National Random Acts of Kindness Day
Josh de Jong of New Zealand created the National Random Acts of Kindness Day. But there is a rumour that it was first created in Denver, Colorado in the year 1995 and nine years later it was spread to the New Zealand. The man behind the creation of this day is to make the world a better place b spreading the little light around. On this day, lift someone up with your words and compliment them on their appearance. These kinds of things will turn around someone who has a bad day.
Supposed to be a core value of most cultures and religions, kindness is the act of showing concern for others, loved ones and strangers, without any expectations of any consideration in return. Some of the studies have shown that being compassionate not only helps other people, but it also makes one happier and healthier. People who are kind are considered to have the lower risk for heart and blood pressure-related diseases. It is also recognised by some on other days throughout the year; however, doing random acts of kindness is something that can be done every day of the year.
Other Celebrations on February 17
February 17 is also celebrated as
How To Celebrate the National Random Acts of Kindness Day
Celebrating the National Random Acts of Kindness Day is quite tricky, and but are the lot of ways to celebrate. It depends upon the nature of human’s, character, humanity, etc., There are some ways to celebrate the day,
- Let someone go ahead of you on the road
- Buy a new thing and gifted it to the new neighbours and introduce yourself.
- You can pay the bus fare for the passengers behind you.
- Send some encouraging text to someone who has a bad day.
- Compliment a work colleague on their work.
- Post anonymous sticky notes with validating or uplifting messages around for people to find.
- Buy extra at the grocery store and donate it to a food pantry.
- Help someone to change the flat tire.
To express your feelings on social media, use the hashtag #RandomActsofKindnessDay.