Spread Happiness with acts of kindness

World Smile Day is an annual event celebrated on the first Friday of October, dedicated to acts of kindness and spreading joy through smiles. The day encourages people to make others smile and engage in acts of kindness, promoting positivity and goodwill worldwide.

Below are some ideas to spread acts of kindness in your local community:

Conversation: Strike up a chat with a colleague you wouldn’t normally speak to, reach out to a friend you’ve lost touch with, or call a lonely loved one.

Send a Kind Message: Send an encouraging text, email, or social media message to a friend, family member, or coworker.

Be Kind Online: Leave positive comments on social media and share uplifting content. Go on Google or Tripadvisor and leave positive reviews on local businesses you have visited.

Buy a Coffee: Pay for the coffee or meal of the person behind you in line at a coffee shop.

Volunteer: Spend a few hours volunteering at a local shelter, food bank, or community centre.

Donate: Donate gently used items like clothes or books to local charities. Leave a small amount of change in a vending machine for the next person to find.

Litter Picking: Offer your help, or take your own initiative and collect litter in your local area.

Hold the Door Open: Hold the door open for someone, or let someone go ahead of you in line.

Thank a Public Worker: Thank your bus driver, postie, bin workers, or any other public worker you encounter.

Send a Care Package: Send a small care package or a handwritten letter to a friend or family member.

Give Blood: If you are able, donate blood to help those in need.

Bake for Neighbours: Bake some cookies or a cake and share them with your neighbours.

Thank-you Cards: Write thank-you cards for people in your day-to-day life.

Remember, even the smallest act of kindness can make a big difference in someone’s day.
Happy World Smile Day!