Five Ways to Show Love to Yourself and Others

Last updated: January 18, 2023, at 12:01 p.m. PT

Originally published: January 16, 2023, at 9:59 a.m. PT

Two girls laying on their stomachs as they draw hearts and notebooks

Bring a smile to your face and others with these fun activities involving kindness, friendship, happiness, and love! 

Kindness Rocks

Join the Kindness Rocks Project or find your local rocks page on Facebook and spread joy in your community by simply painting and decorating rocks and placing them strategically through your neighborhood. One simple rock can bring a smile and change a whole day for someone.

Friendship Fun

There are lots of crafty ways to share your adoration with friends. Try making some cool friendship bracelets, a throwback craft of friendship pins, or simply get out your favorite art supplies and draw a picture of you and your friends.

Give Back

One way to spread happiness and joy is by giving back to others. Find your favorite local charity – whether a food bank, an animal shelter, or any passion project of your choice, find the joy in giving to others.

Self Care

Being your best for others means being your best you. Pick something to do as a family that aims at whole-body wellness – try a yoga class at your local Y, take a walk through your favorite park, or prepare and enjoy a healthy meal together.

Make Plans

Make life an adventure and come up with a family bucket list – from something simple like a homemade pizza night to something bigger, like a grand road trip adventure, dream small and big of all the things you’d like to do together as a family.