Research has shown that performing an act of kindness produces the single most reliable momentary increase in well-being of any exercise that has been tested. We challenge you to find one wholly unexpected kind act to do — and simply do it!

We are thrilled that you have texted in and joined the Bounce Back community! If you haven’t done it yet, do it now! Text @bounce2017 to 81010 to be entered into a drawing to receive $200.

If you did text in, you’ve been entered into a drawing to receive $200! You can keep it all for yourself… OR, you can use some of that money to bless someone with a Random Act of Kindness (ROAK). One of main goals at the Bounce Back Project is to encourage and provide tools/ideas for people in our community to commit RAOK. Check out some of the resources below and let’s do this!

THE DELICIOUS DOZEN

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Leave a snack & a thank you note in the mailbox for your mailperson

Put together a dinner package and leave it on your neighbor’s porch

Buy a stranger a coffee

Tape money to a vending machine with a note stating, “This snack is on me.”

Buy and send dessert to a table at a restaurant

Bring treats to work for your co-workers

Make your spouse/partner/child their favorite meal

Pick up the tab at lunch

Bring food to the food shelf

Bake a special treat for someone

Stop at a child’s lemonade stand and purchase a glass – leave a tip!

Leave money in the gumball machine

A NOTEABLE ACT

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You are doing a fabulous job. Keep it up!

You look great today!

Smile! Yes, I’m talking to you.

Dream BIG!

You are amazing!

You are more important than you realize!

Have a super day!

This # does not measure how beautiful you are (put on a scale).

You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.

Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Have a beautiful day!

Keep shining!

This smile is contagious. Be a carrier!

Your face shows where you were, are, and where you will go. Now that is beautiful!

FREE! (or darn close to it)

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Write chalk messages on the sidewalk

Become an organ donor

Compliment everybody you encounter in a day

Write a handwritten note to somebody

Volunteer

Encourage somebody you see working really hard at the gym

Leave random notes of happiness

Leave the closer parking spot for somebody else

Hug somebody like you mean it

Sincerely compliment someone on their character

Treat yourself to a long bath

Donate your used clothing

Help somebody with yard work

Collect canned food for a food shelf

Visit somebody who is sick

Write a letter to a person from your past that impacted your life

THOUGHTFUL TEN

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1. Buy a stranger a lottery ticket

2. Bring flowers to a nursing home

3. Leave money at the laundromat with a note – This load is on me.

4. Let somebody go ahead of you in line

5. Send a faraway friend a $5 gift card to get coffee

6. Slip money in a book at the bookstore

7. Leave a diaper and wipes on a changing table

8. Leave bubbles at the park

9. Donate your books to the library

10. Pick up litter

FOR KIDS

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Write chalk messages on the sidewalk

Decorate the inside of your mailbox, so your mail carriers smile every time they open it.

Record a video love-note and text it to grandparents.

Leave a note and candy or microwave popcorn on a DVD rental machine.

Help someone load their groceries into their car.

Go outside when the garbage truck comes and wave your little hearts out.

Tape change to a parking meter, or run around looking for any that are about to expire and buy the driver more time!

Dry the slides at the park after it rains.

Take in a neighbor’s trashcans—or the whole street of them!

Take your child’s teacher a box of tissues or a bottle of hand sanitizer.

Bury treasure at the playground. A piece of Tupperware filled with small toys or goodies is sure to light up a child’s eyes sometime in the future.

Sponsor a child. Your monthly contribution covers medical and school fees, healthy food, and more. You can also send and receive letters from your child, which makes the experience much more real for children and adults alike.

THE BE’S LIST

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Be Kind

Be Cheerful

Be Tolerant

Be an Organ Donor

Be a Welcoming Neighbor

Be Generous with Compliments

Be Polite on the Road

Be a Designated Driver

Be Someone’s Day Brightener

Be Thankful for Being You

Be the Bearer of Instant Joy!