Do you smile at people you see on the street (not only the ones that you have met before)?
Do you hold the door open for other students when you are entering the school? Did you compliment anyone this week? Do you ever go out of your comfort zone to help someone or make someone happier? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, you may be practising random acts of kindness on a daily basis without even knowing. Can you take a second to appreciate that? You are awesome!
The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation is a ‘non-profit foundation that believes in spreading kindness throughout schools, communities and homes’.
If you believe in the power of small actions, maybe you could become a ‘RAKtivist’. RAKtivists are, as the name already suggests, random act of kindness activists. They are like kindness ambassadors.
You can create your RAKtivist profile, meet other kindness ambassadors and share ideas of acts of kindness if you go here:
The RAK foundation has been holding this random acts of kindness week since 1995 and it is a great opportunity to give a boost of kindness to the world and show that friendliness is contagious. The RAKweek2017 will take place from February 12 to February 18 and although kindness is certainly something to be practiced year-round, it is an excuse to celebrate kindness and encourage others to become RAKtivists.
You can also sign up for the exciting #RAKweek2017 here:
Practising random acts of kindness doesn’t count as CAS or C&S, but you will feel good by making the world a better place.
Thank you for reading this article until the end and taking a moment to contemplate the importance of kindness – this was very kind of you!
By Daniela (DP1)