The Kind Blog

Celebrating National Nurses Appreciation Week: Honoring Heroes in Healthcare

This week, from May 6th to May 12th, we celebrate National Nurses Appreciation Week, an annual event dedicated to recognizing the contributions of nurses across the globe. It's an opportunity to acknowledge...

May 8, 2024  |  0 comments  |  0 likes
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week is May 6th-10th, 2024

It's that time of year again! Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week is next week, and we at The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation are thrilled to invite you to join us in...

May 1, 2024  |  0 comments  |  1 like
Random Acts of Kindness Week 2024

#RAKWeek is February 11-17, 2024!

February 8, 2024  |  0 comments  |  3 likes
Random Acts of Kindness Week (RAK Week) 2024

Get ready to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week (RAK Week), happening from February 11 to 17, 2024! This special week provides us with an opportunity not only to acknowledge but also...

January 23, 2024  |  0 comments  |  3 likes
Kindness for a Dollar Challenge

This time of year we often focus on our gratitude for family and friends. However, financial constraints can make it stressful to show our gratitude. This challenge pushes your perspective beyond the...

December 1, 2023  |  0 comments  |  2 likes
Run a Canned Food Drive

This time of year can highlight the food scarcity for many in our communities. During this time of giving back, a canned food drive is a simple way to help others that...

October 25, 2023  |  0 comments  |  3 likes
Donate to your ‘Little Free Library’

This time of year can become quite isolating as the seasons change. Many people struggle with shorter and colder days as we transition into Autumn. However, a good book can change everything!

September 25, 2023  |  0 comments  |  2 likes
3 Back to School Kindness Tips for Educators

Going back to school can be both exciting and challenging for kids. Kindness and support from educators can help set the tone for a strong school year. In addition to our Kindness...

August 10, 2023  |  1 comment  |  1 like
The Power of Kindness: Creating Positive ROI in Workplaces

In today's fast-paced and competitive work environments, we often prioritize productivity, efficiency, and profit margins above all else. However, amidst the hustle and bustle of corporate life, we may overlook a powerful...

July 25, 2023  |  1 comment  |  5 likes
Spread Kindness This Summer!

Summer is here, and what better time to brighten someone's day with an act of kindness?

June 28, 2023  |  0 comments  |  4 likes

If you follow our calendar you know that June is the month we focus on inclusiveness. As the warm sun envelops us and the days grow longer, we are entering...

June 1, 2023  |  0 comments  |  2 likes
Mental Health Awareness Month: Why Kindness Is Critical

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and although it has been observed in the United States since 1949, it often doesn’t receive the attention it deserves.

May 15, 2023  |  2 comments  |  4 likes
Celebrate Earth Day with Kindness

Kindness isn’t just an act that we extend to other fellow humans on this planet, but a behavior we can extend toward mother nature, as well. This Earth Day, tune in to...

April 6, 2023  |  1 comment  |  3 likes
World Storytelling Day: How Random Acts of Kindness Can Create Lasting Change

As part of World Storytelling Day, we’d like to share a personal story of Brooke Jones, our Vice President here at the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.

March 20, 2023  |  4 comments  |  3 likes
25 FREE Ways to Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day

Have you ever had your entire day improve because of something someone did for you or to you? Something simple. Something small. Something random, but maybe not at all.

February 17, 2023  |  2 comments  |  10 likes
5 Ideas to Celebrate Valentine's Day with Love and Kindness

Chocolate is delicious! You don’t have to convince us. But, did you know there are other ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day? …you can include chocolate with any of these. We actually encourage...

February 14, 2023  |  0 comments  |  1 like
7 Fun and Unique Ways to Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness at School

Random Acts of Kindness week is less than a week away. Here are 7 fun and unique ways for students and teachers to spread kindness in their schools and communities.

February 7, 2023  |  0 comments  |  4 likes
6 Simple Ways to Practice Kindness at Work

Long gone are the days when individuals were expected to separate their personal and professional lives upon arriving at the office. As humans we know it’s not possible nor is it a...

February 7, 2023  |  0 comments  |  2 likes
Change the World With Kindness

Have you ever had one of those days when the whole world seems upside down and off-kilter?

February 7, 2023  |  0 comments  |  3 likes
The History of Random Acts of Kindness Day - February 17th

Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17th!

January 26, 2023  |  0 comments  |  2 likes
Benefits of Being Kind

Did you know there are scientific benefits of being kind? It’s true. There is a TON of research that proves that kindness matters

January 24, 2023  |  0 comments  |  2 likes
Three Facts About the Importance of Humor

Have you ever taken one of those personality assessments? Or a values assessment?

January 9, 2023  |  0 comments  |  3 likes
Make Kindness the Norm

After recently celebrating my seven year anniversary at The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, I reflected back on my initial interview for the job. I remember being asked, “How do you think...

November 1, 2022  |  7 comments  |  54 likes
Welcome Back!

By now, most of you are well aware of our super-fantastic FREE educator resources so we won’t rehash all of them. But, we do have something new and exciting to share with...

August 10, 2022  |  0 comments  |  8 likes
5 Self-Care Tips for Educators

As we roll out the beginning of this school year, we wanted to remind you how important it is to take care of yourself.

August 19, 2021  |  0 comments  |  14 likes
Random Acts of Kindness Day 2021

Take a deep breath. Open your eyes. Look up. Smile. Everything is going to be alright.

January 15, 2021  |  4 comments  |  37 likes
Explore the Good

There’s no sugar coating how challenging this year has been. I have been working hard on something we’ve been talking a lot about at The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation – “exploring...

October 29, 2020  |  1 comment  |  37 likes
Tips to Help Couples Bring More Positivity to Their Communities

Developing more kindness is rewarding for couples. And not only will they make an impact on their community, but they may also become more compassionate with each other.

July 14, 2020  |  0 comments  |  11 likes
Kaizen; The One Minute Principle

It’s been a couple of months since the world paused and everything changed. All of us are adjusting because we still don’t know what ‘normal’ looks like and probably won’t for some...

May 13, 2020  |  2 comments  |  36 likes
8 Ways to Create an Amazing Onboarding Experience Your New Hires Won't Ever Forget

Starting a new job or bringing in new employees is always exciting. You can give your new hires the best onboarding experience possible, while fostering a culture of kindness with a few...

October 11, 2019  |  1 comment  |  39 likes
Being useful might just be the best way to be kind to ourselves

This blog is about the best way we can be kind to ourselves.  And, in my opinion, the best way to do that is to be useful.

October 2, 2019  |  3 comments  |  123 likes
The Benefits of Creating a Culture of Kindness in the Workplace

Modern workplaces can be hot-houses of negativity, competitiveness, and stress. These kinds of environments can make employees feel as if they’re entering an assault zone on the daily.

June 12, 2019  |  2 comments  |  70 likes
Caring for Cancer Patients

In a world where insults and criticism seem only a tweet away, compassion is more important than ever, and there is research to prove it works.

May 6, 2019  |  2 comments  |  86 likes
SEL Works!

While I tend to be a ‘behind the scenes’ kind of guy, I felt the need to say a few words about our revised social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum, Kindness in the Classroom®.

April 30, 2019  |  4 comments  |  31 likes
Knox Rocks! Spreading Kindness and Love with a Rock Garden

I teach special education in an inclusive setting at a Head Start center in San Antonio Independent School District. A few years ago I saw an idea for a painted rock garden...

February 21, 2019  |  3 comments  |  35 likes
7 Kindness Tips for Caregivers of Dementia Patients

For the countless numbers of people who are caring for dementia patients you may be experiencing something called “compassion fatigue”. Below are a few tips to make your role a little easier...

February 20, 2019  |  1 comment  |  26 likes
Showing Kindness? There's an App For That!

Mobile phones and the Internet are at our fingertips these days, allowing us to easily engage with loved ones and giving us a way to spread kindness to those beyond our friend...

January 8, 2019  |  2 comments  |  41 likes
Cultivating Kindness in an Unkind World

This fall, gun violence created waves of panic and helplessness in my school district, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, when a freshman at Butler High School shot and killed a classmate in the hallway over a personal conflict.

November 26, 2018  |  5 comments  |  35 likes
Choose Kindness in Disagreement

There was a moment on my journey when I felt and thought and chose very differently than those around me. Those feelings and thoughts and choices were far outside of the earlier...

November 7, 2018  |  2 comments  |  45 likes
Kindness is Power

A casual exploration of what kindness actually is, and how you can easily use it to improve your life and the lives of others.

June 1, 2018  |  1 comment  |  42 likes
Parent/Child Time: Acts of Kindness That Can Go a Long Way

Ever heard the quote 'You are who you spend time with'? This is especially true for kids.

May 29, 2018  |  1 comment  |  23 likes
Traveling with Kindness

Our travel destinations give us many gifts—from the unforgettable memories we make to the lessons we learn, the photos we take and the friendships we form. Through majestic sights and mesmerizing scents,...

May 1, 2018  |  2 comments  |  33 likes
The Big “OK” in RAOK

Normally, I write about living with diabetes; today I just want to talk about living.

March 28, 2018  |  0 comments  |  7 likes
Need hope? Try one of these ideas.

On November 13th the entire globe is celebrating World Kindness Day! Join the party and fill up your “faith in humanity” meter by doing at least 1 of these 12 kindness ideas.

November 13, 2017  |  5 comments  |  31 likes
Bullying Prevention Month Isn't Our Favorite

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Don't get us wrong, we love what that stands for, but we're not crazy about the name.

October 24, 2017  |  7 comments  |  33 likes
Kindness in Corfu and Tivat

We've been traveling for a couple of months now and one thing we were most excited about was doing laundry.

August 11, 2017  |  1 comment  |  2 likes
Big Tips

Tipping isn't really a thing outside of America. At least, in most places...

August 5, 2017  |  2 comments  |  9 likes
A Birthday Surprise

After about two months of travel, we met up with one of my travel companion's boyfriends in Italy. It was his first time in Europe and a few days later, he'd be...

July 19, 2017  |  0 comments  |  3 likes
The Best Breakfast

We've stayed in a lot of hostels throughout our travels, which has been half the fun of this trip.

July 18, 2017  |  0 comments  |  7 likes
Making Friends in Unexpected Places

If I had to describe Morocco in one word, that word would be "hectic".

July 17, 2017  |  1 comment  |  7 likes
One Last "Family Dinner"

Free food is everything when you're traveling on a budget. It's difficult enough to find cheap transportation and lodging, but to have self control when it comes to food and souvenirs can...

July 10, 2017  |  1 comment  |  3 likes
Sound of Music Strudel

The hills are alive—and so are random acts of kindness!

July 10, 2017  |  1 comment  |  0 likes
Ziggy's Story

Hello my name is Ziggy, and I am a rescue dog from Cambridge, England. Actually, I am a beautiful Saluki.

July 3, 2017  |  4 comments  |  19 likes
Giving With Kindness

What I thought about as I performed this random act of kindness in various European countries is this: Poverty does not discriminate. Sometimes, kindness does.

June 23, 2017  |  1 comment  |  8 likes
Free Donuts?!

I decided to start my international acts of kindness in Liverpool, England, by giving away donuts—something small to get going.

June 1, 2017  |  4 comments  |  14 likes
Kindness Reads for Kids

Stories play a pivotal role in a child's growth and development... therefore if they read about the powers of kindness, they just may want to try it out! Here's a handful of...

March 30, 2017  |  5 comments  |  29 likes
50 Kindness Ideas for Random Acts of Kindness Day

Want to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day today? Here are 50 fun ideas to do anywhere.

February 16, 2017  |  17 comments  |  58 likes
RAK Week Update: Valentines Day

So much love is in the air - happy day 3 of RAK Week 2017!

February 14, 2017  |  2 comments  |  2 likes
Chive Nation, Kindest Business!

As we head into Day 3 of #RAKWeek2017, Chive Nation is leading the pay-it-forward charge as the kindest business in the Kindness Generator!

February 14, 2017  |  1 comment  |  0 likes
RAK Week 2017 Update

We're only two days in and the world is already bursting with kindness.

February 13, 2017  |  2 comments  |  7 likes
Your Daily #RAKWeek2017 Challenges

It's official! #RAKWeek2017 has begun! Here are seven kindness challenges you can do each day of the week!

February 11, 2017  |  2 comments  |  15 likes
Chive Nation Seeks To Be Kindest Organization

February 11, 2017  |  0 comments  |  0 likes
5 Ways to Help Children Care More About Others

Below are five ideas for helping children expand their “Circles of Concern” so they are more aware of and begin to build empathy for many different kinds of people.

February 8, 2017  |  1 comment  |  16 likes
The New (Kind Way) to Throw an Office Christmas Party

Last year, UK companies spent over £1 billion on Christmas parties. See how one creative agency is turning that around to something better.

December 19, 2016  |  2 comments  |  0 likes
13 Free Ways to Create Kindness in Schools

Don't expect kindness in schools... teach it. Here are 13 fun and free ways to focus on the good this year:

December 1, 2016  |  9 comments  |  33 likes
5 Simple Classroom Activities to Celebrate World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day is Coming: November 13! Here are 5 simple activities to help you and your students host a one-day kindness celebration.

December 1, 2016  |  3 comments  |  9 likes
10 Kindness Week Ideas for Schools

Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week is Feb 14-20, 2016. Here are 10 fun ways other teachers have spread kindness in their schools during RAK Week.

January 5, 2016  |  3 comments  |  23 likes
16 Ways to Start 2016 with Kindness

It's a New Year—Make a resolution to exercise your Kindness Muscle in 2016!

December 29, 2015  |  1 comment  |  6 likes
Our Favorite 2015 Kindness Moments

Take a look at some of our favorite kindness moments of 2015.

December 29, 2015  |  1 comment  |  1 like
10 #WorldKindnessDay Ideas for the Office

November 13, 2015  |  2 comments  |  16 likes
What's So Special About November 27?

November 5, 2015  |  0 comments  |  4 likes
What did you do this week?

It all appeared to be quite perfect for my happy, successful family. Two great careers, 3 healthy kids, nice cars, big house and all the pretty stuff to put in that big...

October 26, 2015  |  2 comments  |  0 likes
5 Simple Classroom Activities to Celebrate World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day is Coming: November 13! Here are 5 simple activities to help you and your students host a one-day kindness celebration.

October 23, 2015  |  0 comments  |  4 likes
7 Ways to Save the World From Your Couch

On November 13th the entire world will be celebrating World Kindness Day. Oh, you didn’t know about it? Well, now you do, so you have no choice but to join the party....

October 20, 2015  |  1 comment  |  15 likes
35 People Who Deserve More Appreciation (and how to give it)

We surveyed the smartest and kindest people we know around the world, our RAKtivists, and asked, “Who Deserves More Appreciation?” Here are 35 people they suggested and fun ways to show your...

August 26, 2015  |  1 comment  |  7 likes
Free Webinar: Kick-Off the School Year with Kindness!

Create a Safe, Kind and Engaging School Climate Where All Students Thrive.

August 10, 2015  |  0 comments  |  1 like
10 Unique Back to School Kindness Ideas

August 5, 2015  |  0 comments  |  4 likes
How to Make Kindness Contagious in Schools [Podcast]

May 28, 2015  |  0 comments  |  7 likes
50 Ways to Pay it Forward

March 27, 2015  |  5 comments  |  15 likes
Inspiring Women Become World Changers

In honor of International Women's Day, RAK recognizes the words of three inspirational women.

March 2, 2015  |  0 comments  |  9 likes
5 Fun Ways to Thank an Inspiring Woman in Your Life

March 2, 2015  |  0 comments  |  5 likes
Seize the Moment – Random Acts of Kindness Week

February 6, 2015  |  0 comments  |  4 likes
Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week, Feb 9-15

#RAKWeek2015: Let’s Flood Social Media with Kindness

January 29, 2015  |  0 comments  |  1 like
Colorado launches 10,000 Random Acts of Kindness Challenge, #StateOfKind

January 19, 2015  |  0 comments  |  1 like
15 Ways to Start 2015 with Kindness

It's a New Year—Make a resolution to exercise your Kindness Muscle in 2015!

December 22, 2014  |  0 comments  |  0 likes
The Antidote to Black Friday Madness: #RAKFriday

November 21, 2014  |  0 comments  |  0 likes
10 Simple Kindness Ideas to Celebrate World Kindness Day on November 13th

November 6, 2014  |  0 comments  |  2 likes
World Changers: Houston Kraft & Choose Love

October 24, 2014  |  0 comments  |  0 likes
World Changer: Kindness Acts App

October 13, 2014  |  1 comment  |  3 likes
World Changer: MamaSaidTees

October 10, 2014  |  1 comment  |  1 like
World Changer: Go Shout Love

October 6, 2014  |  0 comments  |  2 likes
3 Ways to Show Respect When Traveling

July 25, 2014  |  0 comments  |  3 likes
7 Ways to Show Kindness to a Police Officer

July 16, 2014  |  0 comments  |  0 likes

July 11, 2014  |  1 comment  |  1 like
Give a Hug, Get a Hug. The Power of Embrace

June 24, 2014  |  0 comments  |  4 likes
Be A Kindness Rockstar!

June 20, 2014  |  0 comments  |  4 likes
5 Ways To Help A Stranger

June 19, 2014  |  2 comments  |  4 likes
How I Learned Kindness From My Father

June 13, 2014  |  0 comments  |  2 likes
Always Do the Right Thing

May 22, 2014  |  1 comment  |  7 likes
May 21st Each Year is National Waiters and Waitresses Day

May 21, 2014  |  0 comments  |  1 like
Contagious Kindness!

May 13, 2014  |  0 comments  |  0 likes
The Kindness of Mothers

May 6, 2014  |  1 comment  |  2 likes
Showering Teachers with Kindness

May 3, 2014  |  0 comments  |  2 likes
Celebrating Earth Day with Kindness

April 22, 2014  |  0 comments  |  0 likes
A Handful of Kindness Could Make a Difference in Our Planet

April 22, 2014  |  0 comments  |  1 like
If The Shoe Fits

Learn how one pair of running shoes unites a global community.

April 21, 2014  |  0 comments  |  1 like
5 Ways To Show Kindness To Animals

April 19, 2014  |  0 comments  |  2 likes
Spread the Word: Be Kind to Your Roadways

Earth Day ( is April 22 but the Earth needs care and love everyday. One simple but extremely effective way to make a change is to pledge not to throw garbage out...

April 13, 2014  |  0 comments  |  2 likes
5 Ways For You And Your Pet To Spread Kindness

April 11, 2014  |  0 comments  |  7 likes
Be Kind To Those Around You

Do we have a responsibility to be kind and considerate to those around us? I would say unequivocally, 100% yes!

April 8, 2014  |  1 comment  |  3 likes
Be Kind-Able

Sometimes the word 'responsibility' sounds like a drag. So instead, think of yourself as 'Kind-Able.'

April 5, 2014  |  1 comment  |  4 likes
Teaching Our Children About Kindness Through RESPONSIBILITY

Our kids pay attention to everything that we do. By teaching our kids about responsibility within our homes, we're teaching them how to be kind in the rest of their lives as...

April 3, 2014  |  0 comments  |  2 likes
Show Responsibility in Kindness

Who is responsible for making the world a kinder place? Everyone!

April 3, 2014  |  0 comments  |  5 likes
7 Ways to Be Kind to the Earth

Are you doing your part to be kind the Earth? April 22nd is Earth Day and is observed annually worldwide to support the protection of the environment in which we live.

April 2, 2014  |  1 comment  |  3 likes
How a Teacher's Kindness Changed Me

I’m told that being kind is good for me!

January 14, 2014  |  1 comment  |  5 likes
New Year’s Resolutions - Persevering with Kindness

Do you make New Year’s resolutions each year and find it hard to persevere? Do you beat yourself up when you fail? This year I have a few resolutions. At the top...

December 21, 2013  |  0 comments  |  1 like
The 5 Minute Thank You Note

Spend five minutes today writing a thank-you letter. Need help? Here’s a template to get you started.

November 26, 2013  |  1 comment  |  4 likes
10 Tweets To Show Your Gratitude

Spread a little gratitude this holiday season. Send a tweet of appreciation!

November 26, 2013  |  0 comments  |  2 likes
10 Fun Ways to Celebrate World Kindness Day

November 13, 2013 is World Kindness Day. Celebrate with these fun and easy ideas!

November 13, 2013  |  0 comments  |  5 likes
Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Now in its 19th year, the Stamp Out Hunger effort is the nation's largest single-day food drive. In 2010, a record-setting total of 77.1 million pounds of food was donated.

September 1, 2013  |  0 comments  |  3 likes
Rachel's Rally

On May 5th, 2011 over 2500 students from two dozen schools took part in 'Rachel's Rally' in north Texas.

July 1, 2013  |  0 comments  |  0 likes
Teach Kindness in Schools

Does Kindness matter? Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Foundation thinks so. RAK has forged a school based pilot in Colorado to assess the implementation of kindness activities in school.

June 1, 2013  |  1 comment  |  11 likes
The Science of Compassion

In July 2012 over 300 people convened in Telluride, CO to discuss the Science of Compassion.

May 1, 2013  |  0 comments  |  4 likes
A 'Kindness Day' Off

During his 'kindness day' Paul placed thank you notes for his neighbors on their doorsteps and left piles of change at payphones for others to use.

April 1, 2013  |  1 comment  |  4 likes
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