Random Acts of Kindness Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated each year on February 17. The purpose of this special day is to urge people to be kind to each other, especially those they don’t know, without any specific reason. Those who perform random acts of kindness often find that doing so reduces stress and boosts their self-esteem, leading to better physical and emotional health. As you perform random acts of kindness for others, you will likely find that some people wish to return the favor. Instead of accepting their offer, ask them to “pay it forward” instead. The phrase “pay it forward” refers to the idea of requesting that a kindness be repaid by having it done to others instead. In this small, simple way, you can encourage others to keep the kindness flowing!
I like Your Buttons by Sarah Marwil Lamstein, illustrated by Nancy Cote
- One Smile by Cindy McKinley
- Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson
- Enemy Pie by Derek Munson
- The Gold Coin by Alma Flor Ada
Be Kind! You Can Do it!