Hello my lovelies! How’s your week been? I’ve been busy working on several projects at the non-profit I work for, plus we were given an award for supporting apprenticeships along with some cupcakes! It was something that was simple and small and it really brightened up our week.
And it got me thinking about how in a few weeks time we have #RandomActsOfKindnessDay and how all of the little acts of kindness others do for us that can brighten up our day.
So I thought I’d list some of the small random acts of kindness I have received and given to give us all some ideas on how we can brighten up someone’s day.
1 . Giving someone a compliment. Give someone a genuine compliment on their personality.
2 . Opening the door for someone. Don’t you just hate it when someone has opened the door for someone in front of you but you’re just that bit too far away and they let it go just as you get there? Just holding the door open for that little bit longer can really make a difference to someone’s mood during the day.
3 . Put out your neighbours bins or defrost their car for them. I hate having to defrost my car in the morning, but whenever I do I defrost my mums too because she always leaves a few minutes after me, and it just makes the start of your day easier when you’ve got one less thing to think about.
4 . Check in on someone you haven’t heard from in a while. Living in an all work all the time era, it’s easy to forget to check in with the people you care about, so make an effort to check in with them. You never know, it could be just what they needed.
5 . Offer to babysit for someone who could use a break for some selfcare. Not everyone can afford to have a day/night off and get a babysitter, so offer to look after the kids for a few hours so they can have some well deserved me-time.
6 . Give the people who help you on a regular basis a small gift or thank you card, this could be your postman, postwoman, delivery driver, bin men or bus driver! It’s guaranteed to put a spring in their step!
7 . Simply smile at people, it’s infectious. Have you ever been having a bad day and had someone just smile at you? It makes everything just a little bit better, and it’s such a simple thing you can do!
8 . Give blood/sign up to donate your organs. I think everyone should sign up to donate their organs, and give blood if they are able to. It really could save a person’s life, and someone else doing the same could save yours if you needed it!
9 . Let someone go in front of you in the que. Have you ever been in the que trying to get just 2 things and someone in front of you have about 50? Isn’t it just amazing when they let you go first?
10 . Finally, be kind to yourself. Do something kind for yourself, after all, you’re the one who has to live with yourself for the rest of your life; and you won’t be able to go and be kind to others to the best of your ability if you’re not being kind to yourself first.
And with all of that, those are my 10 random acts of kindness you can do for someone. It might be hard to see how one simple small action can have such a big impact on someones day, but it really can.
What small acts of kindness do you do for those around you? Let me know in the comments!
Have a great week my lovelies!