Acts of kindness, no matter how big or small, have the ability to shift our world, one community at a time. After more than a year of isolation for many people across the country, now is the perfect time to do good and build unity in your area.
You can help those craving a sense of connection with a these few tips:
Use Your Voice
Words have power, and you can leverage yours to uplift, support and offer love.
Thank someone for making a difference in your life.
Speak up for those who may not have a voice, or lift your voice for your community.
Write a song or poem to inspire or bring light to important issues..
Write an uplifting text message to five friends whom you haven't spoken to recently.
Amplify your voice on social media to share your passions or the talents of others!
There are many benefits of showing gratitude to those around you, both for your friends and family and for you. Start by focusing internally; begin writing in a gratitude journal, jotting down three things you're thankful for each day before going to bed. Continue by reflecting and celebrating the moments that brought a smile to your face. Show your gratitude to those all around you by saying "thank you" at every opportunity for the big things and small ones.
Get Active & Give Back
Take making a difference in your community to the next level by getting active with the organizations and associations that mean the most to you, starting at home.
Donate unused items, canned goods and blankets to a local shelter.
Surprise a neighbor with a nice meal or gift.
Book a group dance class.
Take used books to a local library.
Volunteer for a nonprofit that inspires you.
Surprise someone behind you in the drive-thru line by paying for his or her order.
Leave an extra tip at your favorite restaurant or for your grocery delivery person.
No matter the size of the act, random acts of kindness can leave a large and lasting impact on your friends, family and community. Choosing kindness can be as simple as encouraging your peers in their journeys towards success.