30 Day Random Acts of Kindness Challenge

We all love random acts of kindness, right? What a blessing when someone does a kind deed for us… and when we’re able to put our love in action by sharing a kindness with someone else!

About a year and a half ago, we ran a 30 day kindness challenge on the site and it was a hit. I loved hearing your random acts of kindness stories (and seeing my kids step out of their comfort zone in new ways).

And since February 17 is National Random Acts of Kindness Day, we’re bringing the 30 Day Random Acts of Kindness challenge back! Join us!

We all love random acts of kindness, right? What a blessing when someone does a kind deed for us... and when we're able to put our love in action by sharing a kindness with someone else! And since February 17 is National Random Acts of Kindness Day, Your Vibrant Family is hosting a 30 Day Random Acts of Kindness Challenge throughout February! Join YVF each week for a stress free and fun challenge with suggested activities around that week’s theme, along with discussion questions and Bible verses! Do as much or as little as you’d like—customize it and make it work for your family!

What Is a Random Act of Kindness?

An act of kindness is just that–something unexpected done by one person that blesses someone else. Sometimes these acts of kindness are done anonymously (or not). And sometimes a person personally knows the person receiving the kindness act (and sometimes not)!

No matter what you decide to do, if you’re helping someone else, you’re performing an act of kindness!

Join Us for an Easy and Fun Kindness Challenge

Ladies, we’re all super busy. Totally hear you. I’m want to make this 30 day kindness challenge as simple, fun (and guilt-free) as possible.

We’ll have a theme for our acts of kindness each week, and there will be discussion questions and loads of fun ideas and stories!

Every Saturday a new post will go live with the following week’s theme and activities.

Week 1 (Feb 1-7): Kindness to Our Family 

Week 2: (Feb 8-14): Kindness to Our Community

Week 3: (Feb 15-21): Kindness to Our World

Week 4: (Feb 22-28): Secret Agent Kindness

Week 5: (Feb 29-Mar 6) Celebrating Kindness in Our Life (and Wrap-Up)

What Are We Doing Each Week in the Kindness Challenge?

Each week, we will post:

—The week’s theme (see above)

—Related acts of kindness activities

—Themed writing, discussion and drawing topics

—Suggested Bible verses to discuss and memorize

—Other helpful resources about sharing kindness

I’ll also post what happened when our family did the previous week’s challenge: you know, what worked for us (and what didn’t), plus cool things we witnessed.

We’ll also be hosting a thread each week on the Your Vibrant Family Facebook page where YOU can share about the fun activities your family is doing! 

Also, use the hashtag #YVF30DaysofKindness to share on Twitter and Instagram!

This is a Guilt-Free Kindness Challenge. Really.

Join us for all of it, some of it, or even just one part of it. No problem.

Do the suggested activities, or come up with your own. Seriously, it’s all good.

Or, gather up all the activities and celebrate your favorites just on National Random Act of Kindness Day on February 17. Awesome! Knock yourself out.

I’ve tried to make this challenge realistic for those of us with full and busy lives! No pressure and no worries! 

One more thing? Don’t feel like you have to “muster” up enough kindness to do this. Pray before you begin this challenge, and regularly throughout it. No matter how hard we “try” to be kind, the Bible says that our good works are worthless if they are not motivated and fueled by God’s love. Let’s let God’s love flow through us and give us the strength to selflessly serve others!

Who’s in?

Get Ready for the 30 Days of Kindness Challenge!

1) Look for the post on Saturday, January 30 for Week 1 of the 30 Days of Kindness Challenge!

2) Share your family’s activities on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #YVF30DaysofKindness, and share on the Your Vibrant Family Facebook page weekly pinned post.

Go here to share on the Week 1 pinned Facebook post.

3) After that, look for the new post every Saturday in February here on Your Vibrant Family.

Week 1 Kindness Activities YVF Post

I’m excited to see how our kindness can change the world, one person at a time!

About Alicia Michelle

As a wife and mom to four passionate kids, Alicia Michelle loves encouraging other moms with practical tips for joy-filled living in everyday life, especially in parenting, marriage, faith and health.Alicia is the owner/editor of Your Vibrant Family; the author of Plan to Be Flexible, The Back to School Survival Manual; and the creator/producer of the "7 Days to a Less Angry Mom Online Video Course,", Christ-Centered Christmas Resources and My Memory Box Organizing System. In addition, she is a monthly contributor for several popular family blogs, including Crosswalk.com.Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Leave a Reply 25 comments

Leslie Handler - January 27, 2016 Reply

What a wonderful idea! It’s great to see folks sharing the good stuff. Please keep posting and sharing!

Terri - January 27, 2016 Reply

I love the idea of a random acts of kindness challenge. I’m big into RAC. In fact, every week I try to send at least 3 cards unsigned to random people with an uplifting message. It always makes my heart smile and hope it does the same for the recipients.

Sophie - January 27, 2016 Reply

Love this 🙂 such a lovely read. We’re doing a similar program in my office right now, and have to say it really does make a huge difference to people’s attitudes.

    Alicia Michelle - January 27, 2016 Reply

    Hi Sophie! That’s wonderful! What a great thing to do at work! When we do it around our home it definitely makes a big difference! Hope you can join us when we do the challenge!

Michelle - January 27, 2016 Reply

This is such a great initiative! I am absolutely going to take on this challenge in February 🙂

xo – Michelle
http://www.borncreativeblog.com

    Alicia Michelle - January 27, 2016 Reply

    Woo hoo! Awesome, Michelle! Glad to have you with us on the challenge! Check back on Saturday, January 30 for the week 1 activities and ideas!

Suladys - January 27, 2016 Reply

Random acts of kindness are something I definitely live by. I have to say, I never do it to receive something in return. It’s so important that we pass on the love to others! Paying it forward every day <3Be blessed!

    Alicia Michelle - January 27, 2016 Reply

    Great idea! Yes, what a different world we’d live in if we ALL paid it forward every day! Thanks for sharing, and hope you can join us for the challenge!

Erin, Attention To Darling Blog - January 27, 2016 Reply

I love this! I was even just thinking this morning how I need to do more random acts of kindness for my husband. We get so stuck in our schedules that if I can do a random act of kindness for a stranger, I should do it for him too :).

Erin, Attention To Darling
http://www.attentiontodarling.com

    Alicia Michelle - January 27, 2016 Reply

    Yep! Random acts of kindness aren’t just for strangers… and sometimes the hardest acts of kindness to do are those in our immediately family! And here’s a hint–we’ll be tackling that our first week of the challenge! Stay tuned and I hope you will be able to join us!

Jessica Fancy - January 28, 2016 Reply

This is such an awesome idea! Random Acts of Kindness always make a difference in everyone’s life.

    Alicia Michelle - January 28, 2016 Reply

    Hi Jessica! Yay! Glad you’re excited. We’d love for you to join us in spreading the love as we do the 30 Days of Kindness challenge!

Whitney - January 28, 2016 Reply

Great idea! I’ve been wanting to do something like this as well. I liked the Facebook page. Looking forward to reading more! 🙂

    Alicia Michelle - January 28, 2016 Reply

    Whitney! I’m so excited that you’ll be joining us! Thanks for liking the FB page. Check back in on Saturday for the first week’s random acts of kindness challenge!

Tara - January 29, 2016 Reply

Oh, I can’t wait to do this with my tween!

Barb @ A Life in Balance - January 29, 2016 Reply

This sounds like a great challenge for my family for Lent. We’ve been struggling with being kind to each other.

Amy Jones - January 30, 2016 Reply

I love random acts of kindness they are the cutest way to make someones day better!

    Alicia Michelle - January 30, 2016 Reply

    Amy, I totally agree! They just are a pure and wonderful way to brighten someone’s day! Hope that you’ll be able to join us for the challenge! We’d love to have you.

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Brittany - August 22, 2016 Reply

Hi there!
I stumbled upon this on Pinterest and started doing it with my 3 kids as part of our homeschool. How do I access the last 3 weeks?
Thanks 🙂

    Alicia Michelle - August 26, 2016 Reply

    Hi Brittany! Thanks for that catch! I’ve added in the links now to the other weeks. I’m so excited to hear that you’re doing the challenge! It really is something that my kids and I enjoy doing every year. Enjoy and have a great start to your school year!

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