Tomorrow, February 17th 2017, is Random Acts of Kindness Day. Although we should be kind to people 365 days a year, February 17th encourages people all over the country to be altruistic to friends, colleagues, and yes, strangers. We should all use this day to bring a smile to someone’s face without expecting anything in return. These random acts of kindness can range from a small compliment to an inspiring gesture that could be life changing.
During college, my sorority sisters would gather together one day a year to pass out balloons to strangers on campus. The balloons had handwritten compliments and encouraging messages on them. Seeing the happiness on people’s faces was extremely rewarding and humbling. It was so inspiring to see that something as simple as passing out balloons was able to have an impact and change someone’s day.