Random Act of Kindness Day

September 01, 2016 at 8:50 AM

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Serendipity (noun) - finding something good without looking for it.  It's the difference between having an average day and a fantastic day, that little something in your day that reminds you that it's truly wonderful to be alive.  We could all do with more serendipity in our lives but how do we create this, as it is something that benefits us but is not of our making?  The answer, Random Acts of Kindness.

Today is national Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Day, and it's something we Kiwis can truly be proud of; as New Zealand was the first country in the world to introduce a specific RAK day on 1st September each year, to coincide with the first day of spring.  Kindness inspires kindness, so get behind it today by doing something thoughtful for someone else and enjoy the wonderful feeling you get by making someone else's day - whether it be a gift, a compliment, or a thoughtful act.  And watch out if you're lucky your kindness will come full circle and spark a serendipitous moment in your life.

HEALTH WARNING:  The more Random Acts of Kindness you participate in the greater your sense of satisfaction and well-being.  Side-effects may not be limited to one-day, so feel free to explore this concept 365 days a year.