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Random acts of kindness day is on the 17th of February. It is always important to incorporate little random acts of kindness into your life. In this post, I am showing you 8 ways.
Give loose change to charity
This is something that I try to do as much as I can. If I’m in a shop and they give me loose change under £1 then I like to put it in a charity collection box. Under £1 might not seem like that much, but it builds up! Plus, then you won’t have all those 5ps in your purse.
Something as simple as smiling can brighten someone’s day massively. I try to smile at people as I’m walking down the street. If you’re having a bad day, just seeing someone smile can really help ❤
Review small businesses
If you love a product, why not review it? This will really help the business because you are more likely to buy something if there’s a good review. If I’ve bought something on Etsy, I like to give it a review after it has arrived. It’s such a simple task and won’t take you very long.
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Give food to a food bank
Recently we gave some tins of sweetcorn to the food bank as we don’t eat so much of it and it was within its sell-by date. I think one of the reasons why people don’t give to food banks is because you don’t want to spend any extra money. But, if you have food lying around (in date!) that you don’t want, there is no reason not to put it in a food bank.
Give someone a compliment
This is something that I’ve been trying to do more often. I always get a bit awkward when I compliment someone or if they compliment me but it’s nice to know that someone is thinking of you! If they’re wearing something you like or have changed their hair, why not tell them? I’m sure they will appreciate it.
Pick up litter
There’s nothing worse than seeing someone drop some litter on the ground! Especially if there’s a bin coming up. I will never understand why people litter, just carry it home if there’s no bin around! It’s very simple.
Anyway, if you see some litter on the ground – pick it up. I would probably want to be wearing gloves/have a tissue to use but as long as you have some hand sanitiser, it’s probably ok.
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Send a handwritten letter
There’s something so lovely about receiving a handwritten letter* or a postcard*. It doesn’t have to be a long letter, it’s just nice to take the time to actually write instead of just sending a text. Additionally, if you see a postcard and think of someone, you could just let them know that you are thinking of them 🥰
You could donate a whole variety of things. I think books are particulary good for donating because someone else can buy it, enjoy it and then donate to a charity shop. Clothes can be good to donate, however a lot go to landfill so it is better to sell them second hand or give it to someone you know.
Set aside some time for yourself
Lastly, take care of yourself. It is so important to take some time for yourself and relax. This might seem like a simple random act of kindness but for some, it can be really hard to put yourself first. You need to have time to yourself so you can process your feelings and de-stress.
Let me know which of these random acts of kindness you have done recently in the comments 💖
Best wishes, Cx
Happy Panda says
This is such a nice post! Other than giving food to a food bank (there aren’t many around) I do all the others. Another simple act of kindness is to be more understanding. A lot of times we just see things from our own perspective and forget to factor in what someone else might be going through. 😊
Shelly DS says
It would be pretty cool to just hand out food to any homeless person on the street too!
It would be!
So true! Thanks xx
Amber Page says
I love this post! one of my favourite thing to do is give people compliments!
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Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader) says
I love these ideas. It doesn’t take a lot of effort or money to bring a smile to someone’s face and you never know the difference it will make. I’m just sad we need a special day to remind us to do these things. Every day should be random acts of kindness day!
This is such a lovely post and something we should all be doing more of. I really want to start donating to food banks, especially with everything that is going on in the world, people need it now more than ever xx
Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/
So true, thank you x
This is such a wholesome post! I’ve actually recently done the handwritten letter, I found old diaries where I’d wrote poems about my Gran so I wrote some out in a wee letter and posted it to my grandad! Best decision I’ve made because it made him so happy!
That’s so cute!! I love it 🥰💕💕
Tiffany McCullough - Metaphysical Mama says
I love this!! It is amazing how powerful a smile or a simple compliment can be. Small gestures like those have the power to completely change someones day for the better. Thank you so much for sharing these ideas!
So true, thank you! x
I love these eight simple acts of kindness Caroline, give your loose change to charity and giving someone a compliment are my favourite acts here! x
Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk
Della Driscoll says
I love this post, it’s so important to spread kindness, especially after the year we have all had xx
So true, and we can all empathise with this xx
I try to do most of these. It’s so easy to be kind, why not do it? 🙂
All the best, Michelle (michellesclutterbox.com)
Exactly <3 x
Love these! I always do these acts of kindness everyday. Small things go such a long way xx
Totally agree 🙂 x
Such a great post✨💓
I am currently in the midst of writing my own list of kindness🤗
I love handwritten letters and smiling —small acts of kindness always brightens our everyday life xx
Love that! xx
Giving to a food bank is one I plan to do on random acts of kindness week! These are all really great tips thankyou for sharing x
I love this post so much! I have some food items I probably won’t eat, so I’ll take them to the food donations section at the supermarket next time I’m shopping. Great idea! x
That sounds great!! Thanks 🙂 x
Love these ideas, I try and smile at everyone who makes eye contact with me when I’m out 🙂🙂 xx
It’s the small things! xx
Molly @ Transatlantic Notes says
I really like how easy and accessible these acts of kindness are. It’s amazing how we can make a difference in someone’s life (even our own too) when we do something out of h=genuine kindness and care — what a lovely reminder to do something positive. Fab post!
Thank you, so true <3
Awww I love this. Random acts of kindness are adorable!
Ali Duke says
These are all really nice ideas. I give to the food bank donation trolley in my local supermarket, it is not always much, but it is nice to know I am helping someone.
I love that, it’s so generous of you and the little things mean so much xx
Another amazing and informative blog post, I love all these ideas! When out for a walk, I still smile at others, completely forgetting I am wearing a mask. 😂 Making time to review small businesses is always a must; it is such a kind gesture that goes a long way. I love handwritten letters, and making cards to send to people – it also gives me something to do. These are all such wonderful acts of kindness that go a long way, thank you for sharing, I will keep them in mind! 😊
Thank you! I do that too 🙈 It’s the small things that count ❤ Thank you so much for always leaving lovely comments for me, I really appreciate it! xx
Jenny in Neverland says
Such simple but effective ways to spread a bit more kindness every day! Imagine if we all did something every day like this? The world would be a much better place x
So true, we can all try ❤
These are some great suggestions. Showing kindness is so important and you can make someone’s day with a simple inexpensive gesture. Thank you for sharing these suggestions.
Thank you 🙂 x
I like the idea of reserving kindness for yourself too. Lovely advice – small acts really multiply, and if we could all change one person’s life for the better, it would spread so much positivity!
Thank you ❤
Kelly Diane says
These are some great idea. I try to give my small change to charities when I can. I love that some shops are now offering a service where you can round up your spend with a charity donation.
Yes, it’s such a great idea! x
Simona ~ The Grumpy Olive says
These are some very nice ideas Caroline! We also try to do donations through Amazon Smile to a charity of choice, it’s quite a good initiative! x
I love that more and more shops are offering charitable donations, thank you! x
These are such lovely acts of Kindness Caroline. I think it is easy to think we have to be lavish in our kindness but often the small acts mean so much more x
So true, sometimes it’s the smallest acts that have the biggest effect x
TheQuietGirl (Anissa) says
Loved this post! Giving a compliment really brighten someone’s day, I do take time for myself to just to relax and do things I enjoy. Great post! 😊
So true, thank you xx
These are great ideas. A friend of mine sent me a hand written letter a few months ago, I’ve not seen her for years. I still haven’t replied. Now I will! Thank you
That’s so sweet, no problem 🙂 x
A handwritten letter is such a heartwarming idea! Especially to grandparents or great aunties or uncles who will remember the days that was the norm!
Katie | katieemmabeauty.com
I agree x
These are all such great ways to give back! Donating and sending letters are such great ways! Thank you for sharing x
Lisa at Micro of the Macro says
Fantastic post, Caroline! Generosity is good for the giver and the receiver, on so many levels! Smiles & compliments are generosity of spirit. Thanks for visiting my blog! 🌞
Thank you <3 x