Sometimes with everything going on in the world and in our lives individually, it can sometimes feel like there is so much negativity or stress and not enough light. I saw kindness challenges on Pinterest and it got me thinking about random acts of kindness I could action to make others smile. I thought I would share 10 of the random acts of kindness I came up with.
Smile at a stranger or say good morning
This could for some people be the only interaction they might have that day, so it could make such a difference to their day. Smiling is infectious.
Treat a family member or friend
Buying a gift, even the smallest gesture for family and friends can make them smile and feel happy. But also make them feel appreciated.
Put together a care package for someone is feeling unwell
When people ate feeling unwell it can make people feel so down, so by giving some a care package can make them feel a bit happier and show them that you are thinking of them.
Send a letter or a card to someone
Not as a birthday or a holiday occasion but just a letter or card to show you are thinking about them and update one another on each others’ lives.
Pay someone a compliment
Telling someone they are wearing something you like for example a nice top or if they are wearing their hair differently and it looks nice. It an make someone feel good about themselves and more confident. As thats how I certainly feel when someone pays me a compliment.
Showing kindness to others is great but many people (including myself) forget to or are not kind to themselves. Si make sure you treat yourself whether that be treating yourself by buying something you’ve always wanted, a bit of pampering or even just be kind when talking about yourself. No put downs!
Donate to a charity
Whether that be through your own sponsored activity, supporting others who are doing a sponsored activity. Donate online or donate your time to help at a charity event or shelter.
Leave a generous tip for your waiter/waitress
This is kind especially close to Christmas when venues are getting busier and people are having to work over the Christmas period. It is always great to show your appreciation. Pay it forward is such a true statement.
Buy a homeless person some food or drink
I always try to do this as much as possible because for me I am very fortunate to be able to buy plenty of food and have food in my home. So to me, buying some food and drink so they can actually eat that day and it will always make such a difference to their day.
Leave a positive comment on a blog post you have enjoyed
I think this is so important, when I come across a blog post that I enjoyed, I always like to leave a positive comment telling the blogger that I enjoyed reading their post. It doesn’t take long, but means the world to that person.
What ways you like to show kindness to yourself and others? I would love to hear in the comments.