This February 17th marks the 17th annual celebration of Random Acts of Kindness Day, an opportunity to show kindness in small, meaningful ways to both friends and strangers. At Bagoy’s Florist & Home, we value expressions of kindness every day – and strive to do our part to spread the joy across Anchorage. As you consider how you can participate in this year’s celebration of compassion and generosity, we are here to help you choose the perfect gift or bouquet.
“Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness”. – Lucius Seneca
The stories come in from around the country, and prove that you don’t have to be extravagant – just be kind!
* Today I arrived home from work to find my driveway cleared of snow. I have no idea who did it, but as I climbed out of the car, arms loaded with work and groceries, I felt so thankful that someone had been thoughtful enough to take care of me in this way.
* A co-worker with twin babies told me recently about her “coupon angel”, who had been leaving coupons for diapers and other baby necessities on her desk regularly – throwing in a gift card now and again.
* Life has been tough for my family for the last few years, but every once in a while I come home to a bouquet of flowers at my front door, always with an encouraging note, although it is never signed. They always seem to appear on one of those days that I just need to know someone cares.
If you have ever been the recipient of one of these kind gestures, you know how amazing it can feel. Yet research shows that people who do the giving feel just as rewarded- if not more so! There are endless ways to spread cheer and kindness across Anchorage on Random Acts of Kindness day. As you consider how you can participate, remember that Bagoy’s Florist & Home has a unique gift shop and gorgeous floral designs that will make kindness even more beautiful.