KINDNESS TO SELF
Means taking care of yourself physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Write a positive wake-up note for yourself and stick it to your mirror: Nice bed head!
Smile and acknowledge three people you don’t know today. Remember how it made you
Buy a lush green plant for your workspace. Plants rejuvenate stale air into fresh oxygen.
Take a different route to get to work, for no reason but to appreciate something new. Be a
tourist in your own town.
Pause to take some deep, steady breaths. In through the nose and out through the mouth
is best. 4 seconds in, 4 out.
Shake, Shake Señora!
Put on some smile-inducing music; crank it up and take a 5-minute dance break. (Hint:
Bobby McFerrin - Don’t Worry Be Happy!)
KINDNESS TO CO-WORKERS
Means treating your colleagues like an extended family.
Be a comedian and find a hilarious video or joke on-line and share it with a co-worker. By resist-
ing tired, negative thoughts and sharing positive ones you are making a stand for a healthier
Bring to Fruition
Bring a platter of fresh fruit to work for people to eat on their break!
Get your brew on! Green tea is good for everything, from headaches to depression. The high
levels of anti-oxidants found in this super tea even inhibit the growth of cancer cells! Tea for two?
Being Gifted Is Easy
Everyone loves a present. Don’t worry if it’s small: it’s the surprise of the gesture that makes
someone’s day. See if you can make it specific to that lucky person.
The First Lunch
Welcome a new hire into your office by sharing your lunch break with them or schedule a coffee
with someone you’ve not had a chance to connect with yet.
Stand at the front door in the morning and compliment everyone who walks in. Get your co-
workers involved; you’ll be laughing all day!
Small courtesies and
consistently yield huge
-Stephen Covey, The 8th Habit.
Kind words can be
short and easy to
speak, but their
echoes are truly
KINDNESS TO CUSTOMERS
Means not just using compassion to give customers unforgettable service
but working with them to connect communities that change the world.
Shake –up the business lunch meeting by taking a customer for a lunch-hour volunteer session at a
local soup kitchen.
Take off your business hat for ten minutes and ask some questions that are really thoughtful
Each day tell a long time customer genuinely how much you appreciate a virtue within them.
Diligence, reliability, honesty and commitment are all good examples of virtues.
Create a personalized gift for a customer you see regularly. Wrap it up and give it to them on no
Passion in Action
Ask a customer about one cause they feel passionate about and then take action on it together.
Empower the customer to commit a Random Act of Kindness. Give them an extra quarter to plug
someone’s meter or tell a clean joke they can pass on.
KINDNESS TO COMMUNITY
Means being actively involved in and serving the local and global community.
Try random kindness on for size and see how it fits. Rally a gang of do-gooders and take
to the streets! Bring your bracelet and pay-it-forward to a stranger.
Axis of People
Go to a where the people are! Take your favorite game or story to a community center
and connect with someone. Try Cranium or Monopoly!
Know Thy Neighbor
Invite your neighbors to a backyard bbq or potluck. Don’t forget to include the new folks!
Hunting And Gathering
Gather nutritious non-perishables and hunt down a local food bank! Remember, the
healthier the food, the more vibrant your community.
Find a space in your neighborhood that could use some green. Plant a hardy tree that is
native to the area.