This year has certainly thrown us all some curveballs. From the ongoing effects of COVID-19, to the heightened tensions of the political climate, we are all in need of a little kindness. Whether it’s donating to a local charity or making time to treat yourself, Amplified has put together a list of ways you can participate in World Kindness Day on Friday, November 13.
8 Ways to Show You Care on World Kindness Day
#1 Treat a Friend to Coffee
Who wouldn’t love to be surprised with a coffee? Bring your friend or office pal their favorite drink, send a virtual gift card to their favorite coffee shop, or even Venmo them $5 to treat themselves.
#2 Let Someone Go Ahead of You in Line
It might not sound like much, but something as simple as letting someone go ahead of you in line at the gas station or grocery store can really turn their day around. If you’re not in a hurry, let them go first.
#3 Connect a Charity to Your Amazon Account
Many of us spend way too much time and money on Amazon, but did you know that a portion of your qualified purchases can go towards the charity of your choice when using AmazonSmile? Simply visit smile.amazon.com and you’ll be prompted to select a charity you’re passionate about. Once you select your organization, you’re free to shop to your heart’s content! The best part? You can do this on World Kindness Day and every other day, too!
#4 Write a Nice Online Review of Your Favorite Restaurant
Now is the perfect time to leave your favorite restaurant a positive review on their Facebook or Yelp pages. If they’re a locally –owned small business, your personalized review could be a huge help to them as more and more people look to reviews when ordering takeout or curbside.
#5 Make a Donation to a Local Charity
Today is a great opportunity to drop-off those donations you’ve been hoarding to a local charity or organization. You can also show your support with a monetary donation.
#6 Recognize a Co-Worker for Outstanding Work
The past few months have been crazy and everyone has had to adjust to a new normal when it comes to work. Let a co-worker know they’re doing an amazing job despite all of these new obstacles. It could be just what they need to hear today!
#7 Send a Card or Handwritten Letter to Someone
Emails are nice and a quick Facebook message is convenient, but there’s nothing quite like receiving good old-fashioned snail mail. Send a loved one a card or handwritten letter to let them know you’re thinking about them.
#8 Don’t Forget to Be Kind to Yourself
Being kind to others is so important, but don’t forget about yourself! Words of affirmation and a good cup of coffee are good for the soul. Set aside some time for you today.
We hope this list was helpful and sparks you to think of even more ways to be kind to one another on World Kindness Day and every day! Let us know what you end up doing to spread the love!