Acts of compassion and generosity are beneficial to everyone involved in the exchange. When you show kindness to someone, your happiness actually increases – and of course, the recipient is filled with joy as well. Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17th, and presents us with a great opportunity to find creative ways to make people smile! The team at Port Charlotte Florist are all about spreading goodwill – it’s what we do!
“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind, the second is to be kind, and the third is to be kind.” – Henry James
There are many ways to “spend” on Random Acts of Kindness Day, and not all of them involve money. When we spend time with an elderly relative or neighbor, we communicate to them just how valued and loved they are – whether we sit and talk, cook them dinner, or take them out to enjoy a day at a museum or movie theater. We can all probably think of someone who would love our company, but if not, stop by a local nursing home and visit the common area. They will love the attention! You may even wish to call ahead to find out if there is a craft or activity that you could bring with you.
Flowers are a proven way to share happiness, but on this special day, feel free to get creative! Buy a loose bouquet of fresh flowers, and hand them out one by one as you go through your day. Imagine the delight of the grocery store clerk, bank teller, and school crossing guard as you hand them a beautiful bloom with a smile. You can also leave a flower on a car windshield, with a happy and encouraging note. If your intended recipients prefer sweets, bake some cookies and leave them in the breakroom, or have a gourmet basket delivered to the teacher’s lounge of your child’s school.
Whether you hand out flowers or heartfelt compliments, February 17th is going to be a great day. Let the floral designers at Port Charlotte Florist help you to imagine beautiful ways to spread the generosity and kindness!