Every year on October 5th, this holiday will be celebrated in order to make the world a little bit better. While this holiday is very similar to National Random Acts of Kindness day, there are small differences. As you’ve probably already figured out, this holiday is just about doing something nice for a person in your life or even a complete stranger. It’s as simple as that! No one is quite sure of the origins of this holiday or how it got started but regardless, most people are happy to be the giver or receiver of “something nice” on this simplistic holiday.
Doing something nice can be as simple as buying someone’s coffee at Starbucks or even adding a friendly salutation to the end of your emails or volunteering a few hours of your time. The small acts of “Do Something Nice Day” don’t have to be expensive or extreme, the purpose is just for a person to go out of their way to do nice things. For your enjoyment we have a suggested list of “nice things” that you can try out on Do Something Nice Day. Check them out!
- Visit your local animal shelter and walk a dog.
- Buy someone’s coffee/food in the drive through behind you- hopefully they will do the same for the person behind them!
- Give someone a compliment.
- Offer your assistance.
- Make someone laugh.
Here are some great sources to check out for more information:
National Day Calendar Webpage - National Do Something Nice Day
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