Practice Kindness

Kindness Rocks

It's easy to forget that sometimes the most rewarding thing we can do is to help someone else. It only takes a moment -a kind word or gesture- to brighten someone's day. That's it! Need inspiration? Try one of these ideas:

Reach Out

Write someone a letter, send them an email or text, or give them a phone call and...

  • Tell them a joke to cheer them up
  • Let them know why you are thankful for them
  • Tell someone you haven’t talked to in a while that you’re still thinking about them
  • Send them an inspiring quote

For extra inspiration, visit the Send a Postcard square.

Be a Good Neighbor

Do something nice for someone in your community they'll never see coming...

  • Send someone a gift/meal or drop it off on their porch.
  • Leave a snack or note for the mail carrier or delivery person
  • Mow the lawn for your neighbors or water their flowers
  • Leave a kindness rock for someone to find, or stop by the Make a Friendship Bracelet square to create an individualized gift for someone you care about.
  • Smile and wave

Love Your Family

It's easy to take those we see every day for granted. Surprise them and...

  • Help with a household chore
  • Give someone in your household a compliment
  • Make someone in your household breakfast in bed
  • Say thank you


More Ideas and Resources


Library Materials


Head back to the 62 Days of Summer home page for more ways to participate in the summer program!