How easy it is to be kind!

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Find a Penny

Find a penny pick it up, all day long you’ll have good luck! Here’s a cheap and easy kindness project to bring luck to others.

I don’t know about you, but I pick up a penny every chance I get to help bring myself a little luck. Whether or not you believe in the “power” of good luck, finding a penny gives you a little hope that positive things are coming your way.

Next time you get some change from shopping, eating out, or digging in your couch, leave it outside for someone to find. Try placing the penny in an obvious place like a sidewalk or a picnic table. Sprinkle your pennies like confetti!

Senior Citizen Sock Hop

Last week’s kindness project was a little more work but a whole lot of fun. A sock hop at a senior living facility!

One of my favorite things to do is visit the seniors at my local senior living facility. Every time I go they make me feel so welcomed and they teach me so much, so I decided it was time to give back to them. I met with the my university’s Student Government Association and we planned a sock hop for the residents. We made root beer floats and we all practiced our jitterbug and jive in order to make sure that our guests had the best time.

When we arrived we hung up decorations and started to play some popular 50’s tunes. The smiles on their faces was worth all of the time and planning that we all put into making this event one that they’ll remember. What was even better is that all of the students that attended had just as much fun.

Not everyone has to plan an event like this one, but everyone should make time to volunteer at their local senior home. It is an absolute blast and it makes a world of difference for all involved.

Sticky Note Smiles

This is an easy kindness project that people of all ages can do, you just need some sticky notes and a pen!

One of my favorite kindness projects is this super easy one! You just take a stack of sticky notes and write cute little sayings on them, such as: “you rock”, “make sure you smile”, “have a great day”, etc. After you have all of your notes go around and secretly stick them on the side-view mirrors of peoples cars, or in a hallway. No matter where you place them you are guaranteed to make someone smile!

My favorite place is the side view mirror, putting it there makes the receiver feel special. When I go into a parking lot with my book of sticky notes I feel as if God is helping guide me to the cars who may especially need a nice note today.