Spread a smile and a little joy today, on WORLD KINDNESS DAY. This is your day to pay it forward, give a smile, say thank you and help make the world a kinder and better place for the next 24 hours and beyond. To help get you get started… here are a few simple ideas.
1. COMPLIMENT THE FIRST THREE PEOPLE YOU SEE.
This can be anyone … even a complete stranger. Just think how good that individual will feel following this encounter.
2. LEAVE A GENEROUS TIP
Put a smile on your server’s face with a tip of more than 40 or 50 percent.
3. BRING BAKED GOODS TO WORK
Everyone in the office enjoys a mid-day snack. It does not have to be homemade, but bring in an appetizer, cupcakes, donuts or cake for all to share around the water cooler.
4. PAY IT FORWARD
Begin the chain reaction of kindness by paying for the cup of coffee for the person behind you. Ask them to pay it forward. Who knows how far this can go.
5. POST OR SHARE ONLY POSITIVE SOCIAL POSTS
Do not let Facebook, Instagram or Twitter bring you down today. Turn it into a positive place to go.
6. SHARE A FAVORITE RECIPIE
A good recipe brings people joy, keeps up traditions and helps us learn about different cultures and food history.
7. BE KIND TO YOUR SELF
Be good to yourself and naturally you will be good to others. Treat yourself to something you like to do, read a good book, go for a long walk, talk to a friend, watch a movie, etc.
People can see a smile even through a mask. Plus, it cost nothing. You never know what someone may be going through, and your smile may be the best part of their day.