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Paying it Forward on February 17

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Posted at 12:30 PM, Feb 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-16 13:30:18-05

On Monday, February 17, we give back to Green Country through random acts of kindness.

2 Cares For The Community will be sharing this nationally recognized day with many across the country.

Sharing kindness is easy to do.

Here are a few ways to be kind every day.

  • Pay for the person behind you in the drive-thru
  • Let someone go ahead of you in line
  • Buy extra at the grocery store and donate it to a food pantry
  • Buy flowers for someone (postal worker, grocery store clerk, bus driver, etc.)
  • Help someone change a flat tire
  • Post anonymous sticky notes with validating or uplifting messages around for people to find
  • Compliment a colleague on their work
  • Send an encouraging text to someone
  • Take muffins to work
  • Let a car into the traffic ahead of you
  • Wash someone else's car
  • Take a gift to new neighbors and introduce yourself
  • Pay the bus fare for the passenger behind you

The history of the Random Act of Kindness movement can be traced back to Anne Herbert. Anne claims that she coined the phrase and wrote it on a place mat at a Sausalito restaurant in 1982 or 1983 as "Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty." According to Wikipedia, "A random act of kindness is a selfless act performed by a person or people wishing to either assist or cheer up an individual person or people."

Click here to find out more about Random Acts of Kindness.

To pay it forward, share this story, and others, using the hashtag #MakeKindnessTheNorm.

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