February 17 is #RandomActsOfKindnessDay. Did you know that a group in our community has already started a program to spread kindness? Greeley’s Great Group (3G) is a local group of community leaders coming together to promote all that is great about Greeley. This 3G group launched a local “Kindness Initiative” last month. (Read more about the initiative from the Greeley Tribune.) It is just a simple program to be aware of and to provide small acts of kindness in the Greeley community and beyond. 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.
Something as simple as complimenting a stranger, leaving extra quarters in the laundry room, planting a tree, holding a door or elevator for someone, or even simply striking up a friendly conversation with someone can be enough to spread a little joy in the world. (Here are a few ideas of things you can do.)
Research has 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!
- Share your story of kindness on the 3G Facebook page.
- Play Kindness Initiative Bingo. Download and print the Kindness Initiative bingo cards and play with your friends and family.
- Attend 3G meetings. The Group meets quarterly for 60-90 minute sessions, usually from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Members network and share info about community areas of interest, contemporary issues, new initiatives, and resources as well as ideas that strengthen our quality of life, community relationships, and special place in northern Colorado.
Go out and do something kind for someone today.