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!