Random Acts of Kindness Day

When we cast our bread upon the waters, we can presume that someone downstream, whose face we will never know, will benefit from our actions.

-Maya Angelou

Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day! GroupOne believes in treating others with kindness, no matter how small the act! This day is meant to cultivate feelings of kindness and to remind us that the work to create a kinder world never ends and that there is no limit on the amount of goodness one can put into the world. Every small act of kindness means something to someone both the giver and the receiver and even the simplest of things can, almost always, make a significant impact on someone else.

This heartfelt day was started in 1995 in Denver, Colorado by a nonprofit organization called the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation. This occasion then spread to New Zealand nine years later, in 2004, and the celebration of this holiday has become more and more widespread throughout the world.

Here are some simple ways to spread kindness:

1. Compliment a stranger

It is true when they say money can’t buy happiness! Sometimes all someone needs is a compliment or a thoughtful gesture to turn their day around. It could be as simple as “You look nice today” or “Those earrings are beyond phenomenal”. You are the change you want to see; the world is your oyster!

2. Anonymously donate to a charity

Have you ever heard the term “Helpers High”? Giving is good for our health and it can literally make you live longer! If that doesn’t motivate you to give back, then what will? There are thousands of charities and nonprofit organizations that could really benefit from some financial aid and most of them make it simple for us to donate online. Every dollar counts. It’s not the amount that matters, it’s the thought behind the act.

3. Treat a homeless person to lunch

Giving back is something we strongly believe in. We’re not suggesting that you have to buy a lobster dinner or a six-course meal for someone but how hard would it hit your bank account if you were to grab someone a burger or a $5 foot- long?

Take it or leave it! The beginning of a better tomorrow is giving, thoughtfulness and kindness. Here at GroupOne we want to be a part of positive change and a better tomorrow, one thoughtful gesture at a time. We hope you decide to do your part on this momentous day!

If you do decide to donate and need some help choosing, take a look at some of our charities below: