Today, February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day! Every day millions of people go about their daily lives without little notice to the people surrounding them. But perhaps, today, be a little more aware of the people around you. Promoting small Random Acts of Kindness has a ripple effect. If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following ideas for Random Acts of Kindness Day.
Hold the door open for a stranger.
Donate groceries to your local food bank or homeless shelter.
Bake cookies to give away to friends, co-workers, or neighbors.
Tape quarters to a vending machine or underneath the lid of a washing machine at your local laundromat.
Donate dog food, collars, beds, or treats to your local animal shelter or rescue.
Pay for the next pet adoption at your local animal shelter or rescue.
Pay for the person’s meal behind you in the drive-thru line.
Donate clothes or toys to a woman’s shelter.
Give someone a compliment.
Return a stranger’s grocery cart.
Donate flowers to a nursing home. (You can request to give the bouquet to a resident who may not have family in the area).
Volunteer at a homeless shelter, animal rescue, soup kitchen, or other worthy cause.
Visit a nursing home.
Learn CPR and basic first aid. You never know when you may need this skill.
Mail cards of encouragement to family members or friends.
Make a homemade meal or grab take-out from your favorite restaurant to give to someone in need.
Donate to a person’s GoFundMe page.
Send flowers to your child’s teacher, tutor, or other instructors.
Let someone go in front of you in the checkout line.
Send someone a quick text to simply say, hello.
Post a positive review of a local restaurant or business.
Thank a person for a job well done.
Send cards to the children in your life. Kids love stickers, gift cards, or other mailable trinkets.
Purchase a bag of groceries for someone in need.
Pick up litter and throw it away.
Give your pastor, minister, or other spiritual leaders a gift basket.
Send a care package to a person who is serving in the military.
Pay off a child’s overdue lunch fees.
Plant a tree or flower in someone’s memory.
Paint inspirational quotes on rocks and hide around your neighborhood.
Purchase a hot beverage for a random person, co-worker, childcare provider, neighbor, or friend.
Engage in self-care.
Babysit without charging to allow the parents a night out.
Slow down to allow another driver to merge into traffic.
Leave a coupon next to a product at the grocery store.
Give an extra tip.
Write thank you notes to distribute.
Spend the day being grateful. Try not to complain.
Donate old glasses.
Post sticky notes with inspirational quotes or messages.
Be a mentor.
Call your parents or grandparents just to say hello.
Offer forgiveness to a person who has wronged you in the past.
Buy a book to give away.
Be a good listener to someone who needs it.
Create bookmarks with inspirational quotes or positive sayings to hide at your local library.
Read to a child.
Compliment a social media post.
Shovel snow for an elderly neighbor.
Happy Random Acts of Kindness Day! Often a simple simile is enough to make someone’s day better.
February is here! Are you ready to get creative? Drawing is a great artistic outlet! Use your imagination to create unique drawings. If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following drawing prompts for February.
Are you searching for something fun to do this winter season? Gather your family or friends together to create a winter bucket list. If you are looking for inspiration, check out the following ideas for your winter-season bucket list.
The week before Christmas is always busy. Take time to enjoy your favorite Christmas movies with your family. Yes, you and your cat count as a family. Make your favorite snack, order pizza, or sip hot cocoa from a Christmas mug. If you are searching for inspiration on what to watch, check out the following Christmas shows for your family movie night?
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The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (2022) (Disney+)
It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)
Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (2022)
Let It Snow (2019)
Dr. Suess: The Grinch (2018)
LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special (2020)
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas (2012)
Klaus (2019) (Netflix)
Peppa Pig: Peppa’s Christmas and Other Stories
Dr. Suess: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
A Christmas Prince (2017)
Sesame Street: Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas (2016)
Music is one of the joys of Christmas. Artists have been writing about the holiday season for decades. If you are looking to add some Christmas cheer to your holiday party or dinner, check out the following songs. (Be careful, you may find yourself singing out loud!)
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The Christmas season is almost here. Are you ready to join in the festive fun? Do you want to make this Christmas season memorable for you and your family? Start by making a Christmas season bucket list. Ask every family member to participate. If you need inspiration, check out the following ideas for your Christmas season bucket list.
Send out Christmas cards to family and friends
Go to a Christmas community concert (During the Christmas season, many community concerts are free or low cost. You and your family could attend more than one to get you into the holiday spirit).
Decorate your home
Decorate a Christmas tree
Write a letter to Santa (Yes, adults can do this too)
Wear matching Christmas pajamas
Bake and decorate Christmas cookies
Host a family game night
Drive around and look at Christmas decorations
Watch Christmas movies
Make a gingerbread house
Put out cookies for Santa (Don’t forget the carrots for the reindeer)
Hand out Christmas baskets full of homemade goodies
Create a Christmas playlist
Make a YouTube or TikTok Christmas greeting
Do random acts of kindness
Make homemade hot cocoa
Host an ugly Christmas sweater party
Be a secret Santa
Host a traditional Christmas dinner
Have a picnic under the Christmas tree
Make hot cider
Create a hot cocoa bar
Go ice skating
Go to a tree lighting ceremony
Read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
Watch The Nutcracker
Get your and your family’s photo taken with Santa
Hang Christmas stockings
Attend Christmas Eve Services
Donate a wrapped toy
Host a Christmas brunch
Donate to an animal shelter or rescue
Foster a pet over the holidays (Who knows, you may find your new best friend)
Attend a Christmas parade
Make paper snowflakes
Read the Christmas story from the Bible
Donate to a food bank
Host a bonfire
Set up the Nativity scene
Host a Christmas tea
Attend a live nativity
Buy a new tree ornament for each family member
Make Christmas crafts
Attend various community Christmas programs and concerts (At this time of year, many activities are free, minimum fee or donation-based)
Thanksgiving brings lots of food and family to your home. Are you looking to incorporate movie night with your Thanksgiving holiday celebration? If you are searching for ideas, check out the following family-friendly shows for Thanksgiving.
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Halloween is a week away! Do you love the spooky season? Pumpkins, ghosts, and things that go bump in the night are a significant part of Halloween. Are you looking to combine your love of Halloween with a family movie night? If you need inspiration, check out the following family-friendly Halloween movies.
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Go ahead, make popcorn, grab your favorite beverage, and enjoy a Halloween-themed movie night.
Today, September 22, 2022, at 9:03 pm EST in the Northern Hemisphere, marks the official first day of autumn. The fall season ushers in cooler temperatures and beautiful foliage. If you are looking for ways to celebrate the autumn equinox, check out the following for inspiration.
Enjoying nature is the best way to celebrate the autumn equinox. Spend as much time as possible outdoors. Enjoy the fresh air.
Go on a hike.
Grab your camera and go on a nature walk.
Gather pinecones, acorns, twigs, leaves, rocks, and other nature items for crafts.
Have a picnic in the park.
Read a book while sitting under your favorite tree.
Create a Feast
The autumn season is historically a time to harvest crops. Make a meal or dessert with freshly harvested fruits and vegetables.
Make a stew in your crock pot. The smell will fill the entire house.
Bake an apple or pumpkin pie.
Make fresh soup from squash, pumpkin, or potatoes.
Eat fruit including apples, pears, and berries.
Make zucchini bread.
Create a salad from fall harvest vegetables
Eat corn on the cob or fresh carrots.
Staying home? That’s okay. There are still small ways to celebrate the autumn equinox.
Read a fall-themed book.
Watch an autumn-inspired movie.
Light a candle with a fall-related scent.
Listen to autumn-themed music.
Start a journal.
Do autumn crafts.
Decorate your home in autumn-inspired colors.
Enjoy the start of the season with these simple ways to celebrate the autumn equinox. Happy fall!