I'm super excited about today's announcement! Before I tell you more about #RAOKmoments and what it means for you this Valentine's Day, I want to give you a little background about why I'm supporting this movement.
I'm a firm believer in helping others. It makes me feel good to do something for someone else and I know it has to make them feel good because they're being helped by my kind action. I'm also a firm believer in helping people that you might not know. Sometimes all it takes is a small gesture to bring a smile to someone's face and to turn their day around. That's what this movement is all about.
What does RAOK stand for?
RAOK stands for random acts of kindness. Random Acts of Kindness are small acts that are done out of the kindness of your heart. Typically, the recipient doesn't know who did the act (hence, the random part). These acts can be something small, like a handwritten note, or something bigger, like buying a cup of coffee for the person behind you. Essentially, they are what you make them. Keep an eye out for a future post full of ideas for Random Acts of Kindness!
So, what is #RAOKmoments and why is it occurring in February?
#RAOKmoments is your chance to celebrate Valentine's Day and love for others regardless of your relationship status. It's your chance to shower others with love. I chose February because it can be a tough month for many who are single or away from loved ones. (It just so happens that February 17th is also Random Acts of Kindness Day. I didn't discover this until after I came up with the idea.) After all, shouldn't Valentine's Day be about more than just romance?
How do I get involved?
Getting involved is simple! Simply do random acts of kindness from February 13 - February 17. This is Valentine's Day weekend through Random Acts of Kindness day. Be sure to take pictures and share your photos on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #RAOKmoments. When you do an act of kindness, be sure to leave a small note for the person to find. I've even created a free printable to make it easier for you!
I love this idea! Can I help promote it?
As you can see, there's quite a few days before #RAOKmoments begins! I would love for you to help spread the word by using the graphic below on social media and your blog. Let's see how many people we can reach with our acts of kindness!
And of course, don't forget to check out my lovely cohosts!
Raewyn @ Be a Warrior Queen
Olivia @ Liv Laugh & Love Leopard
Kathrynne @ Positivity in Life
Nina @ The Grand Adventures of Me