Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has declared today Random Acts of Kindness Day in Georgia. Everyone is being encouraged to do something kind for a stranger or a friend today. (It doesn’t even have to cost anything, although we’ve all heard the stories about someone pulling up to a drive-through window only to learn the person ahead of them has paid for their order.) We think this is a great idea and we’re on board. We’re not only observing it in Georgia, but throughout our company today. It doesn’t take a whole lot of effort but it can have a lasting impact on someone.

We hope you’ll join in too.

Need some ideas to get you started? Try these:

• Allow the car ahead of you to merge into your lane

• Volunteer at a non-profit organization or school

• Send someone an email complimenting them on a recent achievement

• Donate used books to a library

• Help someone whose car is broken down

• Pay the tab for the person behind you

• Thank a soldier, police officer, firefighter, or other service person

• Give blood

• Help someone put a disaster survival kit together (you can find some great tips on what to include in our post “Are you ready for a hurricane?”).

Random Acts of Kindness Day is also celebrated on February 17 every year throughout the United States. We’re already planning for that day now.

Do you have a great random act of kindness suggestion? Post it in the comments section below!