I dare you to do one act of kindness every day for a month.

As a kid growing up I never thought terrible things happened to people I knew. I thought that violence and mental health issues were only in the movies, and could never happen to me or people in my community.

Although now I am more aware of reality, I still refuse to believe the world is a bad place. I still believe most people are good, and I think you should too. Although I know that we might never completely overcome brutality, I know we can make an impact, especially in our small close-knit community.

Here are a few random acts of kindness I dare you to do throughout the month.

1. Give someone a compliment.

2. Pay for someone's coffee.

3. Donate toys to kids.

4. Volunteer.

5. Send someone flowers.

You have free articles remaining.

Become a Member

6. Bake cookies for your neighbor.

7. Leave a generous tip at a restaurant.

8. Call a family member just to say hi.

9. Let someone merge in front of you in traffic.

10. Smile at a stranger.

We live in the last best place, so let's keep it that way and spread kindness.

Lyric DeVries,


Get News Alerts delivered directly to you.

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.
You must be logged in to react.
Click any reaction to login.