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How to Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day

It’s true that there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. The implicit compassion and empathy in random acts of kindness make them priceless and memorable to those on the receiving end. The person carrying out the act of kindness will also have an indescribably good feeling.

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An act of kindness is defined as “a spontaneous gesture of goodwill towards someone or something.” It can be as little as a kind word, or as big as a good deed. Even something as simple as a smile can turn someone’s unbearable day around. No matter what the act is, its effects are felt deep within both parties.

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Get Your Kids Involved

Though everyone should complete random acts of kindness, it is especially important for children to learn how to help others. If kids grow up learning how to be kind, it will become inherent. In other words, kids who practice being considerate and charitable will do so without a second thought as adults.

In a world where horrible things happen all too frequently, kindness has never been more important. As a parent, you can teach your child or children how to encourage others by acting as a role model. Let them see you in action, then do random acts of kindness with them.

 

Benefits for everyone

Pretty soon, they will start performing acts of kindness on their own. Don’t forget to specify which acts of kindness are appropriate in what setting. For instance, you child might reassure their friend by giving them a hug, but they shouldn’t give a stranger a hug.

 

I need more ideas!

With World Kindness Day (November 13, 2018) and Thanksgiving right around the corner, there is no better time to start teaching your little ones about sympathy and generosity. That’s why Personal Creations generated a printable featuring 30 thoughtful random acts of kindness for kids.

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Final Thoughts

The acts of kindness ideas that Personal Creations put together are unique, because they encompass six different types, from being environmentally friendly to giving back at school. Once you complete these random acts of kindness, challenge yourself and your kids to create your own acts of kindness ideas.

 

You can keep track of everything with a Kindness Jar. Every time someone in your family does a random act of kindness, write it on a piece of paper with their name and put it in the jar. When it’s full, sort through it to see who was the kindest. Then, that person can pick an act of kindness that everyone else should do!

 

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Katie Santos

When Katie is not writing for Personal Creations, she loves to travel the world and snuggle up with a good book.

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