Showing kindness to others may not be rocket science, but sometimes going the extra mile to help others can feel like planning a mission to mars. Between work, kids, in-laws, and countless other tasks and responsibilities that fill the week, time is a four-letter word you would probably like to be more familiar with.
That’s OK – we get it. And we’ve got you covered.
The 40 days of Lent are the perfect time to renew your focus on kindness and help brighten an older adult’s day. With the simple acts of kindness provided for the dates below, you’ll have a way to stay-on-top of your commitment to helping those who need it. It’s also been said that after 21 days of performing a new task, the task can become a habit.
Who doesn’t want a healthy new habit for 2022?
And even if you’re not Christian – or religious at all – 40 days devoted to spreading acts of kindness is a great way to help yourself by helping a demographic that is statistically more vulnerable to loneliness and depression.
Try these 40 acts of kindness:
March 2 – Offer a compliment
March 3 – Warm up someone’s vehicle
March 4 – Share a favorite memory or story
March 5 – Say ‘hello’ to a stranger
March 6 – Pray or send good vibes
March 7 – Write a letter or note
March 8 – Let someone skip in line
March 9 – Start a conversation
March 10 – Share a favorite song or record
March 11 – Pay it forward with a coffee
March 12 – Pull a trash can from the road
March 13 – Set a clock for Daylight Savings
March 14 – Ask about someone’s day
March 15 – Make a phone call or send a text message
March 16 – Share a healthy snack
March 17 – Tell someone you’re lucky to know them
March 18 – Donate to a senior-focused organization
March 19 – Teach your kids kindness
March 20 – Gift flowers
March 21 – Offer help of any kind
March 22 -- Listen to a senior
March 23 – Help with a small yard task
March 24 – Introduce Yourself
March 25 – Check-in with a neighbor
March 26 – Provide encouragement
March 27 -- Send a prayer request
March 28 – Go the extra mile
March 29 – Return a grocery cart for someone
March 30 – Offer a ride
April 1 – Smile at someone
April 2 – Be patient with someone in traffic
April 3 – Give up your seat
April 4 – Donate blood
April 5 – Thank an older military veteran
April 6 – Give away an umbrella
April 8 – Help a confused senior
April 9 – Send a card
April 10 -- Hold a door
April 11 – Gift a lottery scratch-off
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