Today is World Kindness Day & frankly, kindness is severely underrated in my opinion. A person can be many things but if they aren’t kind, then they aren’t somebody I want in my life. I thought to celebrate World Kindness Day 2018, I would share some random acts of kindness that you can do anytime, that could really mean the world to someone.
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted”
WORLD KINDNESS DAY 2018
- Donate any clothes or items you no longer want, to a charity shop or women’s shelter.
- Ring your local animal shelter and see if there is anything they are in desperate need of – bedding, pet food or toys.
- Write positive sticky notes & leave them around your house for your family, roommates etc to find.
- Offer to do a elderly neighbours shopping whilst you do your own.
- Simply text or ring someone and ask how they are, what they’ve been up to. Have a conversation!
- Write a positive comment on someone’s blog or website.
- Gift one of your all-time favourite books to someone.
- Send a care package to a family member or friend.
- Leave a generous tip if you are eating out
- Share a blog post you enjoy across your social media
- Thank somebody every week. Write a thank you note to a different person every week.
- Organize a litter pickers morning in your local area – there is one near me & it makes such a difference.
- Pay someone a compliment every day. A different person obviously – you don’t wanna come across as a creep. Whether it’s something they are wearing, or maybe a perfume. The smallest of compliments can make someone’s day.
- Sign up to a charity – we are members of the WWF where you pay a minimum £3 a week, pick an endangered animal to sponsor. They then send you a welcome pack full of useful information about your animal, and a cuddly toy. We sponsor a Polar Bear!
- Buy some extra toiletries or food supplies and donate them to your nearest foodbank. If you head on over to The Trussell Trust, find your local foodbank and they will provide a list of all the food & items they are in desperate need of.
- Do something special for your other half, best friend or family member – whether it’s buying their favourite chocolate or cooking their favourite meal.
- If you have paid for a parking ticket or day saver bus ticket, but have finished with it in plenty of time, give it to someone who can still make use of it.
- Write a positive quote on a piece of paper & leave it in a public place for someone to find – you never know who will find it & it might just be exactly what they needed.
- Donate a new toy
- Pay for someone’s coffee/hot chocolate – kindness pays forward (my sister taught me that!)
Everyone can benefit from a little extra kindness & it doesn’t have to cost a thing! I hope this has given you some ideas & inspired you of small things you can do to be a little kinder.