13 Ways To Show Kindness To Your Peers On World Kindness Day

by Alexis DiZenzo

The world would be such a better place if we all took some time out of our day to be kind to one another.

It's easy to get caught up in the crazy demands of the world and lose focus on the importance of loving and caring for one another.

In school, it can be especially hard to keep up your kindness when there's the pressure of class assignments, a job and the drama of living with other young adults Stress can lead us to have temperament issues.

But how has being rude or mean to someone when you are having a bad day made your day any better?

It hasn't and never will.

There is no need to be rude or unkind to your peers. It gets you nowhere, and if anything, it just makes you feel more sh*tty about yourself.

Random acts of kindness in your school community can really make difference in the overall feelings of the student body.

We are all struggling with the demands of school as the semester approaches, and added stresses that come with school just make it worse.

November 13 is World Kindness Day.

Here are 13 random acts of kindness that will not only help you have a better day, but help make someone else's a whole lot better too:

1. Pay for the person's coffee behind you in line at the coffee shop.

2. Offer to tutor a student you see struggling in one of your classes.

3. Print out motivational quotes and slide a copy under everyone's dorm room door.

4. Hold the door open, and flash the person behind you a big, encouraging smile; one that says, "You will get through this day."

5. Take someone's laundry out of the dryer and neatly fold it so the laundry is done before he or she arrives. (Maybe only if you know them!)

6. Join the peer mediation program at your school or volunteer there for the day.

7. Offer up the last shower in the bathroom, and let someone else go ahead of you.

8. Bake cookies for the people on your floor, your suite mates or your classmates.

9. Sit with someone who is sitting alone at lunch.

10. Step in and stand up for someone you see is being teased or harassed. Not many of us have the courage to do that, especially on college campuses.

11. Let someone go ahead of you in line for the salad bar when it gets super long and everyone seems to be in a rush.

12. Send anonymous "Thinking of You" or "Just Smile" cards to your peers to brighten their days.

13. Join or create a Random Acts of Kindness program at your school that can promote acts of kindness throughout the entire school year, not just on World Kindness Day.

These types of programs encourage and promote kindness that we all seem to lack in our day to day lives.

We have the power to make the world a better place, yet none of us seem to want to step up and do so.

Be kind not just today but every day.