Feb 8, 2012

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Kindness is Coming to Adams Morgan, Washington, DC!

Kindness is Coming to Adams Morgan, Washington, DC!

The Adams Morgan neighborhood is traditionally known for it’s night clubs and party scene and the multicultural restaurants and shops that give you a taste of countries all over the world.

Well this February, this iconic neighborhood will be known for much more.  Adams Morgan Main Street is highlighting Adams Morgan to participate in the official Random Acts of Kindness Week (2/13 – 2/19).  The Adams Morgan Random Acts of Kindness Event will take place on Wednesday, February 15, 2012.

The intention is to light up the neighborhood with kindness.  There will be groups of people performing all sorts of random acts of kindness (encouraging smiles, giving compliments and hugs, helping with groceries, etc.) on different corners of Adams Morgan to make people happy as they pass by and go along their way.  It is also encouraged to donate goods to the nearby non-profit organizations or even the neighborhood fire and police departments.  Participating businesses in the area will be offering discounts, specials and even random acts of kindness to their customers!

There will be tons of entertainment in the center of Adams Morgan (18th St. & Columbia Rd.) to get those feel good endorphins alive and moving and ignite an atmosphere of joy and liveliness.  Entertainment includes hula hooping, the beautiful sounds of an a cappella group, Zumba dancing and fun, an Afro-Brazilian band playing Samba Reggae music, and the night will be topped off with a free comedy show at one of the local lounges.

If you would like to be a part of the Random Acts of Kindness giving that will be taking place, or you simply want to catch the plethora of entertainment for the evening, visit this website for more information.

This is going to be a great event that will bring light, love and kindness to a worthy area.  Don’t miss out on enjoying and participating in Adams Morgan’s kindness!

And in case you aren’t in the Washington, DC area (or even if you are and can’t make it) be sure to participate in your Random Acts of Kindness that week.  What kind things have you done lately?  Below is a list of random acts of kindness you can perform where ever you are!

  • Give the homeless care packages
  • Invite someone to lunch
  • Give someone a hug today
  • Smile at a stranger
  • Dance in public
  • Help someone with their grocery bags
  • Hold a door for someone
  • Give someone your seat on the subway or bus
  • Walk someone’s dog
  • Visit someone at the hospital
  • Visit a senior center and take care packages
  • Mentor a teen or child
  • Make a new friend today
  • Put a positive status on Facebook
  • Commit to NO complaining for 24 hours and encourage your friends to do the same
  • Be grateful and say it out loud
  • Pay the tab for someone else at your local bar
  • Write a letter to someone who made a difference in your life
  • Make care packages for the soldiers
  • Volunteer at a local animal shelter

And there are many more kind things to do!  Act from your heart instead of your head and you will find kindness in abundance! :)

Share your thoughts in the comments: What are some of your favorite kindness acts?  What will you be doing for Random Acts of Kindness week (2/13 – 21/9)?

Peace, Love & Kindness!

~Alexis~

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  1. Love the concept of the week. And it sounds like it would be special to be in Adams Morgan
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  2. Wow! Although I don’t live there, I will try to participate in some way. Love all the suggestions and the whole idea that a community could put on a Random Acts of Kindness week… I’ll check and see if anything is happening here in Denver!
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    • Inspirational post for sure. I need to follow your example, it always makes me feel better when I help someone else rather than concentrating on my own life and problems. Thanks for sharing this Alexis. I will be looking for more of your posts over at the Linked In Bloggers area.

      Pam

      • Hi Pam. You are so right about it making you feel better. It felt so good to know I was doing something great for others. It helped me keep my attitude and negative thoughts in check the whole week. Every time I wanted to complain, I thought about the good I was doing for others and it helped me stay even more positive. Glad you enjoyed, and I will be looking for you as well. :)

    • That would be great Leslie. It is still officially Random Acts of Kindness week, so there’s still time to do something kind! We put a lot of smiles on people’s faces on Wednesday, it was great. It was even better to see people actually doing the suggestions we passed out to them! It caused a ripple effect of kindness! :) Definitely worth duplicating in other cities!

  3. Thanks for letting me know that it’s RAK Week. I have scheduled reminders on Hootsuite for my Facebook status. I have included 2-3 items from your list each day. I love random kindness. Smiles are the greatest.

    • That’s great Coretta! And you are right, smiles are the greatest. We had several signs that just encouraged people to smile. It brought a little light to their day as they were passing by. It was great! :)

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