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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