Random Acts of Kindness Week 2012



This week is Random Acts of Kindness Week, when we’re all reminded to do something kind for one another. In a way it’s oxymoronic, to perform a “random” act during a non-random time period. Yet, it’s a powerful idea: millions of people around the world performing acts of kindness during a set period, serving to multiply the effect.  Just as we have a day to honor all parents, or veterans, why not a time to remind ourselves of the importance of extending kindness?

Each day this week we’ll have ideas for acts of kindness for you to consider trying.  You can find more ideas at the Random Acts of Kindness website, or helpothers.org site. And we’d love to hear your own ideas, or hear about what happens when you perform an act of kindness! Tell us in Comments.

Below are today’s (easy) ideas:

  • Smile at a minimum of five people
  • Hold the door open for someone
  • Pick up trash on your street
  • Let the person behind you in line go ahead of you
  • Call a friend you haven’t seen in awhile just to say “hi”

For more ideas, see the Be Kind: Kindness Ideas Page.

Also see  Day 1 entry for Random Acts of Kindness Week 2013

                 Be Kind! Random Acts of Kindness Week Kicks Off (2014)


  1. Michael says:

    stopped n helped a lady get her truck outta rush hour traffic this morning, I was the only one to stop does this count??

  2. Michael says:

    why won’t people stop n help broke down motorists anymore? I remember when I was a kid dad would stop all the time an help. Any time I see someone I stop and lend my assistance. To me its first nature!

  3. Pam Marino says:

    Absolutely counts , Michael! Way to go! Thank you for sharing this.


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