Summer of Self Care – Day 24

Random Act of Kindness (RAK)

Have you ever been the recipient of someone else’s kindness and been immediately uplifted? How about being the one delivering the RAK to someone else?

Kindness is something we all appreciate and sometimes we crave ways in which we can get out of our own heads and do something nice for others.

The act of delivering a kindness to someone spontaneously or anonymously – especially when we don’t know who will receive it – can be amazing.

Years ago, I participated in the Book Crossing project  where you leave a book for someone and it’s tracked via journals from around the world. Pretty complex to set up, but very fun.

My neighbor had business cards made up that say YOU MATTER. She gives them out randomly to people she thinks need them in that moment. It’s one of the things I keep in my desk and every time I see it, I think of her and the joy she brings through her messages to others.

You can leave a book, a note, a flower, a gift card for a cup of coffee or whatever suits your fancy. I also love handwritten cards left in places where someone will be sure to find them. Or pop something lovely in the mail to someone who is least expecting a RAK.

Random Acts of Kindness bless the giver as well as the receiver. It makes you feel happy, which releases endorphins and promotes self care for both of you.

Today’s prompt is to engage in a small Random Act of Kindness. Comment and let me know what your RAK turned out to be!