Random Acts of Kindness

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has declared today Random Acts of Kindness Day in Georgia. Everyone is being encouraged to do something kind for a stranger or a friend today. (It doesn’t even have to cost anything, although we’ve all heard the stories about someone pulling up to a drive-through window only to learn the person ahead of them has paid for their order.) We think this is a great idea and we’re on board. We’re not only observing it in Georgia, but throughout our company today. It doesn’t take a whole lot of effort but it can have a lasting impact on someone.

We hope you’ll join in too.

Need some ideas to get you started? Try these:

• Allow the car ahead of you to merge into your lane

• Volunteer at a non-profit organization or school

• Send someone an email complimenting them on a recent achievement

• Donate used books to a library

• Help someone whose car is broken down

• Pay the tab for the person behind you

• Thank a soldier, police officer, firefighter, or other service person

• Give blood

• Help someone put a disaster survival kit together.

Random Acts of Kindness Day is also celebrated on February 17 every year throughout the United States. We’re already planning for that day now.

Do you have a great random act of kindness suggestion? Post it in the comments section below!