By Eleanor Beeslaar

There are many great ways to show kindness to your family and friends! Whether it’s spending quality time together or doing something special for them, spreading kindness to your family and friends strengthens your relationships and brings feelings of joy to both you and your loved ones.

When thinking about how you can show kindness to your friends and family members, know that you don’t have to do anything extravagant to show that you care. Sometimes, smaller acts of kindness can have the most meaning. Think of what truly brings joy and happiness to the people you love, and remember to get creative and have fun with it! Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • If you have kids in college, ship a care package to let them know you’re thinking of them.
  • Help out with chores! This is a great way for both partners and kids to show their appreciation.
  • Give a friend or family member a small gift, such as a card or a book they’ve been wanting to read.
  • Write a letter giving the reasons why you appreciate someone.
  • Take a friend out for coffee or lunch.

These are just a few of the many ways you can show kindness to your family and friends. For more ideas visit

Practicing kindness in your family not only creates deeper connections and stronger bonds, but it also teaches children the value of being kind to others! Getting the whole family involved in Random Acts of Kindness Week is a great way to spread joy and love into the community. Make it a fun family activity and work together to come up with different acts of kindness you can do for people in the community! Whether it’s donating toys or clothes to a local charity or shelter, writing kind notes to friends and neighbors, or simply letting someone go in front of you in line at the grocery store, there are many ways you can work together as a family to spread kindness!


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