The Kind Blog

A collection of inspiring content from around the world.
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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...

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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...

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Kindness: A Peek Inside the Power of This Simple Action

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

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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.

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The 5 Best Ways to Give Back to a Community While Traveling

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,...

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The Big “OK” in RAOK

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

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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.

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Why we don't like Bullying Prevention Month.

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.

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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.

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Big Tips

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

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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...

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The Best Breakfast

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

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Making Friends in Unexpected Places

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

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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...

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Sound of Music Strudel

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

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Ziggy's Story

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

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Giving to the poor is something we don't do nearly enough.

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.

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Giving away free donuts at a bus stop is simple enough... at least, that's what I thought.

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

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20 Books That Make Kids Kinder

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...

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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.

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RAK Week Update: Valentines Day

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

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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!

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RAK Week 2017 Update

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

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Your Daily #RAKWeek2017 Challenges

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

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Chive Nation Seeks To Be Kindest Organization

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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.

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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.

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13 Free Ways to Create a School Culture of Kindness

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

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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.

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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.

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Our Favorite 2015 Kindness Moments

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

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16 Ways to Start 2016 with Kindness

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

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10 #WorldKindnessDay Ideas for the Office

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Nov 27 is special, here's why

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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...

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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.

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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....

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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...

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Free Webinar: Kick-Off the School Year with Kindness!

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

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10 Unique Back to School Kindness Ideas

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How to Make Kindness Contagious in Schools [Podcast]

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50 Ways to Pay it Forward

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Inspiring Women to become World Changers!

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

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5 Fun Ways to Thank an Inspiring Woman in Your Life

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Seize the Moment – Random Acts of Kindness Week

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Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week, Feb 9-15

#RAKWeek2015: Let’s Flood Social Media with Kindness

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Colorado launches 10,000 Random Acts of Kindness Challenge, #StateOfKind

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15 Ways to Start 2015 with Kindness

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

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The Antidote to Black Friday Madness: #RAKFriday

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10 Simple Kindness Ideas to Celebrate World Kindness Day on November 13th

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World Changers: Houston Kraft & Choose Love

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World Changer: Kindness Acts App

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World Changer: MamaSaidTees

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World Changer: Go Shout Love

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World Changers: Be Nice Box

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Three Very Important Ways to Show Respect When Traveling

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7 Ways to Show Kindness to a Police Officer

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Being Respectful To Others

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Give a Hug, Get a Hug. The Power of Embrace

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You Can Be A Kindness Rockstar!

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5 Ways To Help A Stranger

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How I Learned Kindness From My Father

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Always Do the Right Thing

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May 21st Each Year is National Waiters and Waitresses Day

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Memorial Day lesson in Kindness - How to respect those who gave their lives, even if you don’t agree

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Contagious Kindness!

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The Kindness of Mothers

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Showering Teachers with Kindness

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Celebrating Earth Day with Kindness

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A Handful of Kindness Could Make a Difference in Our Planet

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If The Shoe Fits

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

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5 Ways To Be Responsibly Kind To Animals

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Spread the Word: Be Kind to Your Roadways

Earth Day (http://www.earthday.org/) 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...

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5 Ways For You And Your Pet To Spread Kindness

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Being 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!

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Be Kind-Able

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

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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...

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The Role of Responsibility in Random Acts of Kindness

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

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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.

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Random Acts of Kindness – Why it’s worth persevering.

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

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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...

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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.

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10 tweets to say I'm grateful for you

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

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10 Fun Ways to Celebrate World Kindness Day

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

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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.

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Rachel's Rally

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

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Random Acts of Kindness: Teaching 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.

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The Science of Compassion

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

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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.

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