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Did you know that February 17 is #RandomActsOfKindnessDay? 

It is sad that kindness is so often unexpected. In this political and cultural climate, we may not be aware of small acts of kindness, but they can mean a lot to other people. Research has also shown that kindness may be directly related to the levels of happiness that any of us experience. In other words, kindness is good for us!

Here are a few ideas on how you can spread kindness in our community.  

  • Volunteer, here are a few opportunities from the City of Greeley
  • Forgive someone
  • Send a card of thanks
  • Walk with a friend
  • Allow someone to help you
  • Let someone else go first
  • Compliment a stranger
  • Pick up litter
  • Shovel the walk for another
  • Buy flowers for someone
  • Thank a member of the armed forces
  • Offer to run an errand for someone in need
  • Walk a shelter dog
  • When you witness good, share it with others
  • Sponsor a student intern
  • Call your parents or family member you haven’t spoken to in a while
  • When you get great service, tell the manager or write a positive review on social media
  • Give a “shout-out” to someone who is deserving of a pat on the back
  • Nominate individuals or businesses for awards and recognition
  • Share your skills and gifts
  • Join the bone marrow registry
  • Donate your stuff
  • Tell parents when their child has done something good
  • Organize a park cleanup day
  • Adopt a classroom
  • Plant a tree. The Greeley Forestry Program offers a program in which select unwanted trees can be donated to the Parks system. This is done at no cost to the donor. Additionally, we can help you commemorate a loved one by planting a tree in a park of your choice.
  • Give up your seat for someone else
  • Leave extra quarters in the laundry room
  • Help your neighbor take out the trash
  • Make someone’s favorite food as a surprise
  • Be kind to yourself
  • Hold the elevator
  • Write a positive guest editorial for the newspaper
  • Let another car merge in front of you. Learn more about traffic kindness with the Greeley Police Department’s Drive Nice, Think Twice campaign.