Did you know there’s a day especially dedicated to being kind? A little kindness can go a long way. If you’ve ever had a bad day (and who hasn’t?), you know that a small gesture of kindness can make your bad day a little bit better. Whether someone opens your door, pays you a compliment or leaves a note of encouragement on your desk, these small acts can change your whole mood. Random Acts of Kindness Day is Friday, February 17th, a day created with the intention to celebrate spreading kindness. We can all find ways to participate in Random Acts of Kindness Day — large or small, these acts can make a big difference. And the best part is, it’s actually very simple to not only practice being kind on that day, but to add acts of kindness to your typical routines. How can you be kind to others? Why not try: – Checking in with a friend – Sharing a laugh with a coworker – Carpooling to work – Sharing a meal – Writing a positive review for a local business – Giving out an unexpected compliment – Hiding a happy note in a library book – Helping a neighbor And don’t forget to be kind to yourself! Drinking plenty of water, noticing a positive quality you possess, taking time for yourself, refraining from judging yourself for every mistake, and becoming your own cheerleader are positive changes you can make to practice self-kindness. Kindness is not only good for others, but also for our own health. Kindness can reduce stress levels, lower blood pressure, boost your immune system and lead to a longer, healthier life. How will you participate in Random Acts of Kindness Day?