“3 things in human life are important; the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind” ~ Henry James
Let’s be honest - life can be tough.
You can look at someone (maybe a stranger – maybe someone you’ve known for a long time) and think that they have the perfect life, nothing to be worried or stressed about, without realising that that person can be struggling on the inside.
It’s all too easy to prejudge without actually knowing what’s going on inside someone’s head.
Random Acts Of Kindness Day encourages people to do something that can make a positive difference to someone else’s day.
So what can you do?
Well, you don’t have to do anything extravagant or showy – sometimes the most effective acts of kindness are the simplest.
1. Pay someone a compliment.
It takes no time at all to pay someone a compliment. It gives them a little boost of confidence, and making someone happy, in turn, makes you feel better too.
2. Phone or text a family member or friend that you haven’t reached out to in a while.
It’s good to talk, so reach out to someone to let them know you’re thinking of them. Even a short conversation can make a world of difference.
3. Volunteer at a local charity.
Do you have an hour or two to spare helping out at a local charity or organisation? Your time, energy, skills and experience are so valuable and would be greatly appreciated.
4. Buy a homeless person lunch
For just a couple of pounds you can make sure that someone gets a meal and a hot drink instead of going hungry.
Take time to listen. If someone needs to vent or get something off their chest, don’t dismiss them or say you’re too busy. Everyone needs someone to talk to, a problem shared is a problem halved.
So what random act of kindness will you be doing on Monday 17th Feb?
Don't forget - small acts of kindness can make a big difference!