Random Acts of Kindness Challenge

Something that many people might not think of when trying to find ways to empower themselves is raise their self-esteem and confidence through acts of kindness. Helping others can make you feel good about yourself and energized to keep giving back to others. With it being February, we’ve compiled a few ideas to motivate you to perform some random acts of kindness this week. IN FACT, we CHALLENGE you to do 5 random acts of kindness and send us a message with what you did. All week long, we’ll be posting anonymous acts of kindness our members perform throughout our community.

Something that Cayden enjoys doing is going to the store, buying a bouquet of flowers, and handing them out to anyone who looks like they could use a pick-me-up. I remember one memorable afternoon when he gave one to an older woman and she hugged him and hugged him. We later found out that her husband had passed away the week before and nothing had given her any way to look forward until she received that flower and Cayden’s message of “I hope you have a great day!”.

If anyone is interested in this act of kindness, it generally only runs a couple of dollars to get a bouquet of carnation flowers (bonus: carnations aren’t toxic for pets like other flowers). It only takes us about 30 minutes to go through all of the flowers and more often than not, we go back and get another bouquet to do it all over again!

 

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For some Taekwondo themed inspiration, check out what this 11-year-old girl from a Taekwondo school in North Carolina did:

1. Helped a little girl with her work                    1/4/11
2. Held the door for my class                           1/4/11
3. Helped my friend picking up their books       1/4/11
4. Helped the teacher pass out papers              1/4/11
5. Helped another girl with her work                  1/4/11
6. I set up the dinner table for my family           1/5/11
7. Hugged my mom and said “I love you”          1/ 5/11
8. Hugged my dad and said” I love you”             1/5/11
9. Hugged my sister and said” I love you”           1/5/11
10. Did the dishes for my mom                          1/6/11
11. Cleaned the dishwasher                              1/6/11
12. Took out trash                                           1/6/11
13. Helped my mom in the daycare                    1/7/11
14. Hugged a little baby when she was crying      1/7/11
15. Helped a little girl with her math.                    1/7/11
16. Helped my teacher with the paper.                    1/7/11
17. Helped my friend with his homework              1/7/11
18. Helped my mom in the kitchen                        1/8/11
19.  Held the door for the parent at TKD                 1/8/11
20. Helped my dad with some chores.                    1/8/11
21. Helped my parents with the grocery                   1/8/11
22. Put up the grocery in the pantry and fridge.          1/8/11
23. Hugged my parents                                           1/8/11
24.  Hugged my sister                                             1/8/11
25. Warmed up the food                                           1/9/11
26.  Made breakfast (cinnamon roll)                            1/9/11
27. Vacuumed the rooms                                               1/9/11
28.  Held the door for others                                          1/10/11
29. Helped friend with math                                           1/10/11
30. Hugged my mom and said “I love you                     1/ 10/11
31. Hugged my dad and said” I love you”                      1/10/11
32. Hugged my sister and said” I love you”                    1/11/11
33. Did the dishes for my mom                                        1/11/11
34. Cleaned the dishwasher                                              1/12/11
35. Took out trash                                                             1/12/11
36. Helped my mom in the daycare                                  1/12/11
37. Hugged a little baby when she was crying                  1/12/11
38. Helped a little girl with her math.                                1/13/11
40. Vacuumed the rooms                                                    1/13/11
41.  Held the door for others                                               1/13/11
42. Helped friend with math                                                1/14/11
43. Hugged my mom and said “I love you”                         1/ 14/11
44. Hugged my dad and said” I love you”                            1/14/11
45. Hugged my sister and said” I love you”                         1/14/11
45. Did the dishes for my mom                                            1/15/11
46. Cleaned the dishwasher                                                  1/15/11
47. Took out trash                                                                 1/15/11
48. Helped my mom in the daycare                                      1/15/11
49. Hugged a little baby when she was crying                      1/16/11
49. Helped a little girl with her math.                                    1/17/11
50. Helped red belt with his form                                           1/18/11

For some other non-martial-arts themed acts of kindness, the crew over at https://www.randomactsofkindness.org had these ideas:

Find Out Something New About a Coworker

When you see someone almost every day, it can be easy to get caught in the motions of familiar conversation. Make an effort to learn something new about a coworker.

Wheel Out Your Neighbor’s Trash Bin

Help out your neighbors when they forget trash day.

Run / Walk A 5K For A Cause

It’s such a great feeling to combine doing something good for yourself and others – help out a charity in need through exercise.

Foster A Pet Up For Adoption

If you’re not prepared to make the leap of adopting a pet, give fostering a try! There are so many animals waiting to be placed, and your kindness can help a lot with their transition.

Plant A Tree

Make a difference in your environment and life!

Write Positive Sticky Notes

A simple and quick way to bright up someone’s day

Text Someone Good Morning or Good Night

Kick-start someone’s day and/or make sure it ends on the right note.

Send an Encouraging Email

A sweet and simple way to boost someone’s spirits is by sending good vibes to someone’s inbox.

Write Down Someone’s Best Qualities

This can truly make someone’s confidence soar

Reply To A Post You Enjoy

We all get in the habit of breezing past content on social media, though it’s actually worth the effort of making the Internet a positive and constructive place.

Ship a Care Package

Spread happiness and kindness via post!

Jolene Rheault

Jolene works as a marketing professional but full-time as a mom. She lives in Highlands Ranch, CO with her 7-year-old son, husband, 2 cats, and a bearded dragon named Jerry.

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