With Thanksgiving around the corner, we at the RAK Experience have been thinking a lot about what we are grateful for and brainstorming fun and creative ways to express our gratitude. Random Acts of Kindness (RAKs) are kind of our thing and there are so many RAKs you can do to tell somebody “Thank You”. 


Showing gratitude is a proven way to make you feel happier, increase your self-esteem, improve your relationships, and all kinds of other really great things! It also makes the person you are thanking feel special and appreciated as well. We could all use more of that. 


Whether it’s a teacher, a sibling, or a server at your favorite restaurant, here are 15 ways to give thanks this holiday season: 


  1. Mail a handwritten note or thank you card to someone, or hand-deliver it! 


  1. Shout them out on social media. Tell the world who you are grateful for and why. 


  1. Bake them cookies or their favorite treat. 


  1. Deliver flowers to them. A bouquet always brightens someone’s day. 


  1. Give them a hug!


  1. Return the favor. If someone does you a favor, step in next time they need a hand. 


  1. Take them out for a special dinner. 


  1. Tip well, if you are grateful for wonderful service! 


  1. Do something with them that they love to do whether it be fishing, going to a concert, or watching their favorite movie with them.


  1. Pay it forward to a loved one or stranger. If you have already told somebody “Thank You” take their kind gesture and pay it forward to somebody new. 


  1. Toast to them at Thanksgiving dinner and let everyone know that you are grateful for something they have done for you or just because they are who they are. 


  1. Write a poem letting them know what they mean to you. 


  1. Get them a gift card for something that they use every day such as a coffee shop for a hard-working teacher or iTunes for the commuter. 


  1. Simply be there and be present when you are around them. 


  1. Send them a RAK Pak as a fun surprise. 


Saying thank you and expressing your gratitude is an important practice for you and everyone around you. If you find yourself traveling around the world, we are going to send you off with how to say thank you in 10 different languages so you always know how to say “thanks!”. 


Spanish – Gracias

French - Merci

Italian - Grazie

Japanese - Domo Arigato

Mandarin   - Xièxiè nǐ

German - Danke schön

Thai - Khob khun ka (female) Khob khun krap (male)

Hawaiian - Mahalo

Hebrew - Toda

Hindi - Dhanyavaad

We have searched high and low for all the best quotes about random acts of kindness to inspire you to get out and RAK the Planet! 


What is RAK-ing, you might ask? RAK stands for random acts of kindness. We believe these are the key to making the world a better place. RAKs can be big or small, for strangers or friends, cost money, or be free, all that matters is that we do them! 


Check out these quotes to get your kindness creativity juices flowing, share your favorites with the world, and then get to RAK-ing!


1.“You cannot do kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson.


2. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”― Plato


3. “Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” ― Princess Diana


4. “How do we change the world?? One random act of kindness at a time.” ― Morgan Freeman


5.“Compassion isn’t about solutions. It’s about giving all the love that you’ve got.” —Cheryl Strayed.

6.“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.” ― Roy T. Bennett


7. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” ―Aesop


8. “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou


9.“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” —Scott Adams.


10. “Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; the third is to be kind.” ― Henry James


11. “True beauty is born through our actions and aspirations and in the kindness, we offer to others.” ― Alek Wek

12. “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the figure of a free people. A nation does not need to be cruel to be tough.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt


13. “I think probably kindness is my number one attribute in a human being. I’ll put it before any of the things like courage, or bravery, or generosity, or anything else… Kindness—that simple word. To be kind—it covers everything, to my mind. If you’re kind that’s it.” —Roald Dahl.


14.“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” ― Mark Twain


15. “Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” ― Desmond Tutu


16. “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”― Lao Tzu


17. “When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.” ― Abraham Joshua Heschel



18.“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” —Mother Teresa. 


19. “No one has ever become poor by giving.” ― Anne Frank


20. “Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.” ―Lucius Annaeus Seneca


21. “The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been kindness, beauty, and truth.” ― Albert Einstein


22.“Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.” —Eric Hoffer.


 23.“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.” ― Kahlil Gibran


24. “Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They're underused.” ― Tommy Lee Jones


25.“Kindness can transform someone’s dark moment with a blaze of light. You’ll never know how much your caring matters. Make a difference for another today.” ― Amy Leigh Mercree


26.“Go and love someone exactly as they are. And then watch how quickly they transform into the greatest, truest version of themselves. When one feels seen and appreciated in their own essence, one is instantly empowered.” —Wes Angelozzi


27. “When given the choice between being right or kind, chose kind.” ― R. J. Palacio, Wonder


28. “Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.” ― Annie Lennox


29.“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” ― Dalai Lama


30.“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” —Margaret Mead.


Now that you are feeling inspired, check out these blogs for random acts of kindness ideas: 

30 Day Challenge Random Acts of Kindness + Free Planner 

100 Simple Random Acts of Kindness

Have you ever tried to carry out a random act of kindness and been met with suspicion, skepticism, or just been downright rejected? This is actually very normal. Psychologists have done studies that showed that this is often the case. When people were met with a random act of kindness many of them believed there was a catch or even that there was mal-intent behind the act. As humans we are not always prepared for a stranger to do something kind for us and a lot of the time it puts us on guard. 


This skepticism is a reflection of our society but it shouldn’t discourage you. The more kindness that is spread, the more accepting people will be of it. It will create a Domino Effect of random acts of kindness. Sometimes the best way to start out is with baby steps. Here are three easy and simple RAK’s that will very likely not be met with suspicion because we have to start somewhere! 


Let Someone Merge In Front of You In Traffic


We’ve all been there. Traffic is backed up as everyone tries to merge into one lane. People are frustrated. People are stressed. So often, a car is trying their best to merge but no one will let them in and so they are waiting for car after car for someone to let them over. Be that someone. Slow down and let them merge. It’s a free, small, and simple random act of kindness that can really alleviate stress for a stranger. 


Donate Clothes/FoodDonate Clothes

Shelters and food pantries are always in need of warm clothes and staple food items to help those in need. Go through your clothes and donate what you no longer need or use. You can do the same with your pantry and canned items or take a trip to the grocery store and pick up items from a local food pantry’s most needed list. This act of kindness will go a long way in making sure people who are struggling receive the basic care that they need. 


Pick Up Trash

Gather your friends and family for a day of picking up litter whether it be around your neighborhood, at the beach, a park, or anywhere else you can think of. This is a great way to spend time outside while also doing an awesome random act of kindness that affects the whole community and the planet. 


Bonus: Send a RAK Pak To a StrangerSend a RAK Pak To a Stranger

We are all about Random Acts of Kindness so have made it even easier to spread RAKs! On our website, you can build a RAK box full of goodies to send to a stranger. Just select Anonymous RAK at checkout. We will pair your donation with someone from our RAK nominee list. You will receive an email once you have been paired to let you know your RAK is being sent out into the world!


Now that you’re feeling inspired go out there and fight the skepticism by RAKing The Planet


You may have never heard of it but National Gorgeous Grandma Day is definitely one that is worth celebrating. It was started by Alice Soloman who wanted to break stereotypes of what a grandma was. Society has a perception of what women over a certain age should and shouldn’t do. All grandmas are gorgeous whether they love knitting and baking cookies or wear leather pants and rock out to AC/DC. Grandmothers and grandmother figures do so much for their friends and family, now is a great time to give back to them with random acts of kindness.

Here are three ideas for all the different types of grandma’s in your life:

1. Have a Tea Party/Cocktail Party

Brew up your Grandma’s favorite type of tea and make some cucumber sandwich or bake some delicious shortbread cookies for an afternoon tea party with her. It’s a great way to spend some quality time together and have fun! If Grandma is more of a cocktail type of gal, spend the afternoon learning a new mixed drink recipe (like this one called the Drunken Grandma) or better yet, making up your own! The more creative the better. And don’t forget to give them a fun name!


2. Take Her To See a Play/Concert

Dress to the nines and take your Grandma out on the town for a night at the theater or a concert. There are always plenty of options and there’s sure to be something you and your Grandma would both love whether it’s Rock of Ages or Shakespeare, Mozart or a local indie band. Make a night of it and grab dinners and drinks before or after the show. The memories will last for a lifetime.


3. Send Her A RAK Pak

We are all about random acts of kindness (or RAKs)  and have made it easy for you to send a surprise RAK Pak to anyone in your life. We are sure Grandma would love to get one in the mail! We have all sorts of goodies for you to choose from for your Grandma’s RAK Pak like candles for the Grandma who likes to relax at home or a disco ball bluetooth speaker for the Grandma who loves to boogie the night away to her favorite jams. You can RAK her a little or RAK her a lot with our different RAK Pak size options.


4. Set It Up

You’re almost done! Now it’s time to disperse your clues to their designated hiding spots. Make sure they’re secure and somewhere the hunter can find them, but not too easily. Don’t forget to include your prize at the end!!

See? What a fun way to RAK your friends and family! A scavenger hunt is a fun act of kindness activity for all ages because you can make it as easy or as hard as you want. You can also make it as small or as large as you want. Tag us in your #RAKScavengerHuntDay pictures on Instagram. We can’t wait to see them! 


Tag us on Instagram using the hashtag #RAKThePlanet to show us how you are celebrating your Grandma on National Gorgeous Grandma Day!

Here at the RAK Experience, we truly believe Random Acts of Kindness (RAKs) make the world go ‘round. Being kind has SO many positive effects on both the receiver and the giver. Positive effects include, but are not limited to, a sense of belonging and increased feelings of wellbeing. Did you know that there is even a designated Random Acts of Kindness Day every year on February 17th? We believe Random Acts of Kindness are best taken daily (or more!). 


You can download the 30 Day Challenge Random Acts of Kindness Planner 👉👉  here >> 


We want to help you make the world a kinder place and you can start today with our Random Acts of Kindness 30 Day Challenge. All you have to do is check off one of the following RAKs every day for the next 30 days. They don’t have to be in order!


1. Pay It Forward In The Drive-Thru

This is an easy way to make someone’s day! Whenever you’re picking up your morning coffee or lunch, tell the employee working the drive-thru that you’ll also pay for the person in the vehicle behind you. 


2. Send a Card to a Friend/Relative

Send a card to a friend or relative you haven’t spoken to in a while to let them know you are thinking about them. 


3. Tape Change To  Parking Meter

Or, if you see someone’s meter is running out, give it a top up. Parking tickets can be so stressful, so a little kindness from a stranger can go a long way. 


4. Donate Your Books

Go through your books and weed out the ones you’ve already read or no longer want and donate them to your local library. 


5. Bake For Your Neighbors

Bake a treat like cookies or brownies, etc. and bring them to someone in your neighborhood. 


6. Compliment Three Strangers

Make others feel good today and give a compliment to three different strangers. 


7. Visit an Animal Shelter 

Dogs and cats love Random Acts of Kindness too! Visit an animal shelter and help out if you can! Who doesn’t love puppy and kitten cuddles? 

8. Leave an Extra Big Tip

Visit your favorite restaurant or cafe and leave an extra big tip for your server. It’s been a tough year for the service industry and they deserve some love!


9. Then Leave Them a Good Review

After you’re done with your meal leave a positive review for the restaurant on Google, Yelp, or Trip Advisor. 


10. Donate to a Food Pantry

When you are doing your regular grocery shop add on a few extra non-perishable items or clear out your pantry at home. Drop off the food at a local food pantry to help those in need. 


11. Leave An Encouraging Note In Public

This is a simple and easy RAK that you can do anytime. All you need is a marker and a sticky note. Leave a “You’re Beautiful!” note up on  a public restroom mirror or “You Are Doing Great!” on a telephone pole. 


12. Call A Relative Just To Say Hello

Take five minutes out of your day to give a grandparent or relative you haven’t seen in a while a call just so say hello and see how they are doing. 


13. Plant A Tree or Flowers

RAK the planet by planting a tree or flowers. Not only is it good for the environment but they can be enjoyed by the community as a whole. 


14. Thank an Essential Worker

Essential workers have been absolute heroes this past year and a half. Thank one in person or leave them a note!


15. Give Your Friend a List of Things You Love About Them

Remind your friend of all the reasons you love having them in your life. It will surely make their day! 


16. Donate to a Cause

Whether it’s your time or a financial contribution, find a cause you care about and get involved! 


17. Bring Treats To Work

Nothing brightens up a workday like some midday treats. 


18. Leave A Gift for Your Mail Carrier

Imagine the smile on their faces when they open the mailbox and there’s something addressed to them! It can even be something super simple like snacks and a bottle of water or Gatorade!


19. Hold The Door Open For Someone

This is RAK as old as time, but people seem to be in a  rush more and more these days. Take the time to stop and hold a door for somebody today. 


20. Donate Toys to Charity

A child and family in need will be so happy to receive a new toy. Donate ones you have around the house or pick up something new at a local toy store. 


21. Help a Neighbor Mow Their Lawn/Do Yard Work

Especially if you have an elderly neighbour. Mowing the lawn, raking leaves, or shovelling snow from their driveway will make all the difference. 


22. Leave Flowers On a Strangers Car

Leave a single flower on parked cars so that when the owner returns they’ll receive an instant smile on their face. 


23. Offer to Babysit for a Friend or Relative with a Child

We all know a parent who could use some extra time for themselves or a date night. Offer to babysit so that they can enjoy a day/night out!


24. Cook a Meal For Someone

We personally believe the way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach and the best way to feed it is with a home-cooked meal. 


25. Leave A Dollar On A Vending Machine

Leave a dollar or two on a vending machine and make a stranger's day with a free snack. 


26. Donate Old Clothes to Charity

Clear up some room in your closet and donate the clothes to Goodwill or a homeless shelter for anyone who could really use them. 


27. Give Blood

Giving blood can save a life. With blood shortages all over the country, donating your blood is a huge random act of kindness. 


28. Write a Thank You Note

Write a thank-you note to anyone in your life that you think deserves it. It could be someone you know or a stranger, but make sure to give them plenty of thanks!


29. Set Up a Bird House

Here’s an easy way to RAK a bird! Set up a birdhouse on your lawn or hang a homemade feeder from a tree. Birds love RAKs too. 


30. Send A RAK Pak 

Send a RAK Pak to a friend or even anonymously to someone who deserves it! You can RAK a little or you can RAK a lot! 


You can download the 30 Day Challenge Random Acts of Kindness Planner 👉👉  here >> 


We’re so excited that you’re taking part in our 30 Day Random Acts of Kindness Challenge. Challenge your friends and family to do it with you and make sure to document it all on social media. Don’t forget to tag us! 



Apriori Beauty submitted National Making Life Beautiful Day in April of 2015 to the National Day Calendar. This day recognizes men and women who are contributing to making the world a more beautiful place by spreading random acts of kindness. These RAK’s can be anything from donating time to a charitable organization, planting flowers in the neighborhood, or helping out a friend. We at the RAK Experience are obsessed with random acts of kindness and so are definitely big fans of this holiday! 


We are celebrating Make Life Beautiful Day! Here are a few people who deserve recognition for the work they’ve done to make the world a more beautiful place. Read to the end to see a way you too can contribute to making the world a better, more beautiful place. 


The Visiting Angels

Caregivers at a living assistance facility read a study that showed a new hair-do can really boost someone’s mood and confidence. They also saw that Mother’s Day was particularly difficult for their residents, especially if they were widowed or lived far away from their children and grandchildren. They decided to give Mother’s Day Makeovers to bring smiles to the women they were taking care of. The residents were able to be queens for a day, getting their hair and make-up done, and even wearing a crown! 


Royal Mail Postman

A young boy in the UK lost his father and decided to write a letter to him to tell him he missed him. He sent the letter through the mail,addressing it to heaven. He was very worried that the letter wouldn’t make it to his father and the postman caught word of that so wrote a letter back to the boy. The letter stated that, while it was a difficult journey “avoiding stars and other galactic objects”, the letter made it safely to his father in heaven. 


Martin Agee

Martin Agee, a professional musician, was a volunteer for the ASPCA . He began volunteer work after the loss of his own beloved dog, Melody. He was drawn to the storytelling program where he read stories to the dogs to help with calming and socializing them. He saw it had a positive effect on the pups but realized with his skills, he could take it one step further and began playing the violin too. His music helps calm down dogs who have been victims of abuse. Martin has played all over the world but says his favorite audience has been at the ASPCA. 


How You Can Make the World Beautiful 

You can make the world a more beautiful place too. Random Acts of Kindness is what RAK is all about and we’ve made it easy for you to send a Random Act of Kindness Pack or as we call them, RAK Paks,  to a stranger. All you have to do is visit our website, pick your pack, and sign up to be an anonymous RAK-er. 


Now go out and make the world a more wonderful place with Random Acts of Kindness. #RAKThePlanet

Did you know that May 24th was National Scavenger Hunt Day? There are so many random national holidays but we think they are so fun! Everyday is worth celebrating and we think that a scavenger hunt is a super fun way to spend an afternoon with friends and family. You can also turn it into an awesome random act of kindness. If you’ve never set up a scavenger hunt here are some simple steps! 


1. Pick a Prize

Your scavenger hunt doesn’t have to lead to treasure or any kind of winnings. Sometimes the accomplishment of finishing the hunt is a prize in itself. But wouldn’t it be so much fun if it did lead to a prize!?!?! Over at the RAK Store we have so many nifty items that would make finding them at the end of the scavenger hunt a real treat! We think our RAK candy, a cool RAK t-shirt, or the RAK Disco Ball BlueTooth speaker would make stellar  prizes. Or, you can go all out and get the entire RAK Pak! 


2. Make a Plan

Now’s the time to plan the route you want the scavenger hunt to go. Whether you are just doing it in the backyard, throughout the neighborhood, or through an entire city, panning is key. Think about where each clue will be hidden and where it will lead to next. Scout out each location and make sure it’s a good place to leave a clue!


3. Write Your Clues

Now that you know where you’ll be hiding your clues it’s time to write them. They can be basic instructions or you can have some fun and write some poetry.You can be mysterious and write a clue like: “Your first clue is this, it’s time to go. You’ll find clue two down below” It all 

depends on your audience! Don’t forget to number the clues to help you and the scavenger hunters keep everything in order. 


4. Set It Up

You’re almost done! Now it’s time to disperse your clues to their designated hiding spots. Make sure they’re secure and somewhere the hunter can find them, but not too easily. Don’t forget to include your prize at the end!!


See? What a fun way to RAK your friends and family! A scavenger hunt is a fun act of kindness activity for all ages because you can make it as easy or as hard as you want. You can also make it as small or as large as you want. Tag us in your #RAKScavengerHuntDay pictures on Instagram. We can’t wait to see them! 


National Administrative Professionals Day always falls on the Wednesday of the last full week of April which means this year it is April 21st. The observance, which started in 1952, is an opportunity to appreciate the work of secretaries, receptionists, administrative assistants, and other administration support staff. Their organization and efficiency is what keeps an office running. A wonderful way to thank them is with a thoughtful gift. 


As you might have guessed, we are all about random acts of kindness here at the RAK (Random Act of Kindness) Experience and we think Administrative Professionals Day is a great time to do a random act of kindness for the administrative professionals in your office with a RAK Pak


A RAK Pak is basically a customizable gift box full of goodies. We have two box sizes: one that holds four items and one that holds six items plus every RAK Pak comes with a bonus surprise in the box. Once you’ve chosen your box size, there are all kinds of great little goodies to choose from to add to the box depending on the personality of the administrative professional in your office. Here are just a few of our options: 



We have a little something for everyone so you’ll be able to build a box that will put a smile on the face of the administrative professional in your office. Check out our store and send your RAK Pak today! 

Music has a great way of bringing people together and we bet the music lover in your life has brought you a great deal of happiness by performing for you or making you a killer playlist. Well, we here at the RAK Experience are obviously all about paying it forward and spreading random acts of kindness (#RAKThePlanet!). We created the RAK Experience for you to be able to do just that. We put together a line of products that you can choose from to make your own Random Act of Kindness kit to give to someone and we have some great ideas for what to put in your music lover’s RAK Box. 


RAK Disco Ball BlueTooth Speaker 

Any music lover would be obsessed with this gift. It is basically a dance party in a box! It will create so much happiness when  they blast all of their favorite bops and dance in the light of the spinning disco ball. Who needs to go out to a club? 


RAK Customized Guitar Pick

It’s time to Rak and Roll! If your music lover plays guitar, this is the perfect pick (see what we did there?)! They can rock out with a customized guitar pick that is made with high-quality celluloid (a traditional pick material). These picks grip well and provide the flexibility and durability needed for a balanced and crisp tone.


RAK Music Note Stress “Ball”

Everyone gets a little...or maybe a lot...stressed sometimes. Bring some stress relief to the music lover in your life with your random act of kindness and give them this super cool music note squeezie. It brings instant relief and it’s super cute! 


Rak N Roll T-Shirt

Your music lover is going to be looking super fly in their new Rak N Roll t-shirt. It’s super soft and comfy but also spread a message of rock & roll and kindness, our two favorite things! 


RAK Chameleon Lip Balm

This choice might surprise you but we think it’s a practical and kind gesture. Think about it. Music lovers are always going around singing: when they’re working, when they’re in the car, when they’re running errands, and every other moment of the day. All that singing can really dry out their lips. This is a vanilla-flavored lip balm ball that features balm made with 100% all-natural beeswax, aloe, and vitamin E. The container changes colors just like a chameleon.  Boring balms will be no match for this cool RAK lip moisturizer!

If this sounds like a fun idea, it’s time to start building your box. Our Random Acts of Kindness boxes can be customized to fit anyone in your life that you want to surprise with a RAK. It’s also possible to anonymously RAK a stranger! How cool is that?



Here at the RAK Experience we think every day is the perfect day for random acts of kindness. That being said, Valentine’s Day is coming up and it’s a PERFECT opportunity to spread the love to your friends and family with simple gestures that go a long way. Valentine’s Day is a day of love and these random acts of kindness ideas are sure to make your loved ones smile and feel as loved as they are! 


Make Homemade Valentine’s Day Cards

Remember how fun it was to give and receive Valentines from all of your classmates back in elementary school (especially when they had candy attached!). Break out the doilies and glitter and get creative this year. Write personalized messages in each of the cards then drop them off in the mailboxes of friends and family or on the desks of your coworkers to let them know you’re thinking of them. 


Give A Relative A Call

You know that aunt or grandparent (or whoever) who you love but just haven’t been able to talk to in a while? Carve out some time and give them a ring on Valentine’s Day. Seeing your name on the caller ID is sure to make them smile. 


Bake Some Goodies

We think the way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach and there’s nothing like a tasty treat on Valentine’s Day. Here are some ideas for inspiration. This random act of kindness words will make anyone’s day. 


Why stop there? 

Once you’ve shown love to your friends and family, why not send an anonymous RAK to a stranger to keep spreading the love. When you sign up to be an anonymous RAK donor, we’ll match you to someone worthy of a random act of kindness and send them a RAK gift box. It’s super easy!


Take this Valentine’s Day to show your loved one’s how much you care with random acts of kindness. In a year where we haven’t been able to see as much of each other as we would like to, a little kindness goes a long way! 




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