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3 Ways To Make Someone Happy On Random Acts of Kindness Day

Feb 09, 2018

Sure, helping others feels good.


But it’s often hard to realize the impact you have on the person you helped. A few minutes out of your day means the world.


Random acts of kindness day is Feb. 17. If you want to get involved, here are a few ways you can participate:


1. Buy Someone a Cup of Coffee

Kindness doesn’t discriminate. This can be a friend, a spouse, or even just the person standing behind you in the coffee line! It doesn’t cost you much — less than $5 — and you’ll be spreading a little joy into another person’s day.


2. Send a Letter

In our age of technology, email and text messaging are king. The extra effort you make with a letter—an actual, physical paper letter— has even more of an impact.


Do you have a friend you haven’t seen in years? Let them know you’re thinking of them. Do you have a friend you talk to every day? Send them a little gift in the mail to tell them how much you appreciate them. You can even send a letter with a check in the mail to your favorite charity. This feels even more satisfying than an online donation.

3. Volunteer

This is a way to have a direct impact on an organization and the people it serves. If you’re retired or new to an area, volunteering helps you keep involved in your community.


This year, spread the love as a Faith in Action volunteer with Horizon Health Services. It’s all about “neighbors helping neighbors.” And a little help goes a long way!


Horizon Health is looking for volunteers to help the elderly living in their homes. There are so many ways you can do that. Like driving? Help transport the elderly to essential doctor’s appointments and the grocery store. You’ll be reimbursed for your mileage. Crafty? Help build ramps for the elderly or install grab bars in their homes.


You can also provide an extra hand as respite care, giving caretakers time to go out for extra supplies. With each task, you don’t need a medical degree — volunteers won’t be providing medical care. Instead, you’ll be helping out a neighbor in your community. What’s better than that?


How do you celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day? Let us know in the comments.