Random Acts of Kindness Day!
Random Acts of Kindness Day is on February 17th. This is such a fabulous holiday to celebrate! If we can just get over ourselves and start looking outwards, we can be the start of a chain reaction of kindness and change the world.
So what are some easy ways to show kindness on Random Acts of Kindness Day? It can all start at home. Oftentimes, our family needs to be the recipient of our kindness because, if you are like me, there have been some days I have really struggled with this!
For Your Spouse
It really is amazing that we sometimes forget to be extra kind to our spouses. There are many small ways to brighten their day!
- Write down what you love about him/her and deliver it to them. Aim for 25 and see how many you can think of. Who wouldn’t smile while reading what the love of their life loves about them?
- Make his/her coffee or favorite drink.
- Leave a love note in their pocket.
- Change the sheets and their towel. Nothing makes me feel better than clean sheets and towels!
- Surprise them with something simple – their favorite snack or drink at work would bring a smile to their face!
For Your Kids
- One-on-one time – I try to take each one of my kids on a “mommy-son” date every so often. This makes them feel special and they get extra attention! I love being able to talk to them one on one and focusing on just them.
- Lunch box notes – surprising your child with a note in their lunchbox is a great way to brighten up their day at school!
- Do one of their chores – just because.
- Make their favorite treat for an after school snack
- Let them choose something to do outside – my boys all love sports and board games. When it’s nice outside and I give them a choice of what to play…and then play WITH them…they love it!
For Teachers and Coaches
Kids spend SO much time with teachers and coaches! It can be a very special relationship! Support from parents is essential for everyone to succeed.
- Send a text after a game saying “Good job, Coach!”
- Write a note to your child’s teacher saying how much you appreciate them
- Send your child’s teacher their favorite snack or drink to school on a random day!
- Offer to help with your child’s coach’s own kids. They spend so much time with our kids and probably could use a night out with their spouse or just someone to watch them during a game!
- Put together a small gift at the end of a season for your child’s coach just to say “Thanks.”
For Parents of Little Ones
My youngest is 4 now, and you know, I still need lots of help with him. The other day, he fell asleep in my arms at the grocery store and it was fine until I had to unload my cart! A sweet man helped me unload my cart while I held my sleeping little (big!) guy. That meant so much to me!
- Smile! Parents are often under so much criticism and glares when their child is crying or misbehaving. A smile is the easiest way to calm their nerves and show encouragement
- Offer to take their cart in the parking lot. This has been the best thing for me…when someone who is going in the store simply takes my cart so I don’t have to figure out how I will get the cart back while keeping my kids safe.
- Offer to help. Most parents won’t let strangers hold their child and are leery of letting others get close, which is understandable, but it still helps to offer. If a mom or dad is struggling, ask them if you can help, even if it’s retrieving a pacifier or holding a bag.
- Let them ahead of you in line. Parents are on the clock and racing against time with little ones, especially babies, so this will help out so much!
- Tell parents how they can save money by getting an instant savings of $8 off the purchase of 2 Pampers products at Sam’s Club. Plus, they can get a $10 Sam’s Club eGift Card when they purchase $50 worth of Pampers. Saving money is a big deal to parents!
Random acts of kindness are truly random and wonderful when you are doing something kind for a stranger. Here are some easy ideas:
- Visit your local nursing home. Ask at the front desk if there are people who need a friend to talk to and just go sit and talk with them. Or attend at lunch time and see how you can help.
- Buy a refillable mug or cup from a restaurant that offers cheap or free refills and give it to someone. Include a gift card inside if the refills are not free.
- Buy lunch for a person living on the streets.
- Pass out bottles of cold water to anyone and everyone who looks like they need it in the hot summer months. This could be construction workers, policemen, or homeless people but we all are human and all love a cold water when we are hot!
- Donate Pampers Swaddlers, Cruisers, and sensitive wipes to your local shelter or diaper bank. These are items that will always be needed, and these places will make sure they get to babies who need them. Right now, you can get an instant savings of $8 off the purchase of 2 Pampers products at Sam’s Club. Plus, you can get a $10 Sam’s Club eGift Card when you purchase $50 worth of Pampers.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pampers at Sam’s Club. The opinions and text are all mine.