When: February 17th
Where: United States and New Zealand
Pay for the strangers meal behind you in a drive thru . Do some work in the yard for an elderly person. Have patience today and allow someone to get in front of you while driving. Prepare dinner or do a chore for your spouse that you usually never do. Give people a smile or compliment during the day. Wash a friends car for them.
According to Givingusa.org Americans gave more than $428 Billion to charitable causes.
Started in 1995 by a non profit group in Denver, Colorado the day is meant to be a day to show kindness. There are many encouraging thoughts on doing good or being of service to others. I'm sure many of us have heard the phrase "You get out of life what you put in" or "What comes around goes around" maybe even the simple word when applied after someones actions "Karma". All of these phrases can have a positive or negative impact in life. Helping people not only makes us feel good, but helps contribute to a society that we all want to live in. The world would be a much better place if we all took a small amount of time each day to remember others and give a smile if nothing else. You never know how much being nice to someone or performing a random act of kindness can help change someones life for the better.