Wednesday, Nov. 13 was World Kindness Day. To share kindness with the school community, the club Random Acts of Kindness gathered on the first floor of the DeNaples center with a variety of activities for students to take part in.
The group had a bowl of “kindness cards.” People would write a card, drop it in the bowl, and then take a card. This kindness exchange was a great way to spread positivity. The group also set up a photo booth to encourage members of the community to spread kindness online. They also had a rock painting station, where the rocks would eventually be placed around campus to spread kindness in unexpected ways. The club also provided information about World Kindness Day, and ideas to make others smile. These ideas included buying the person behind you in line coffee, using flex to buy toiletries for outreach and holding the door open for someone.
Random Acts of Kindness also provided a big sign with the question, “Why is it important to be kind?” Throughout the afternoon, members of the community could add to the sign their own personal reasons for being kind. Responses included, “Kindness is free! We all need to try it!”, “Because you don’t know what people are going through,” and “You never know what small gesture can make someone’s day.”
Being kind is a simple way to make the world a better place, and that is what Random Acts of Kindness strives to do. For more from Random Acts of kindness, check out their Instagram.