If there's any time the world could use some kindness, it's right now.  According to momseveryday.com, here are some family friendly ways to spread joy around us.

Next time you want to show your appreciation, write a handwritten letter.  Bake a cake is another thing you can do.  Enlist the kids' help for some bonding time, and give the cake to someone who needs a little cheering up.

How about this, start a piggy bank for a cause.  Save loose change all year and encourage the kids to donate part of their allowance.  Decide as a family where the contents will go.  There's more, just click on the above link.