Ten simple things you can do to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day

In this 90 second read, we look at how one kind act started a movement in America which has become increasingly popular in the UK over the past few years.

Monday 17 February is recognised as Random Acts of Kindness Day.

It’s a chance to do something positive, and what’s not to like about that?

Its origins are in America, but the feelgood factor has spread much further afield and has made its way to the UK.

At Harriet George, I’ll be getting involved and paying it forward. I’ll be donating to Kingsbridge Food Bank which provides emergency food relief for individuals and families in crisis and experiencing financial hardship. Kingsbridge and the surrounding area is considered to be one of the most desirable in the country for quality of life but even in this affluent area, benefit changes and low wages are creating hardship and it’s surprising how many people in this area are in need of some help.

And it doesn’t have to be grand gestures because when it comes to paying it forward, small things can have big impacts.

Below are ten simple things you can consider doing to get involved.

  1. Let someone go before you in a queue.
  2. Offer someone your seat on public transport.
  3. Pay for someone’s morning coffee.
  4. Pay a compliment to a stranger.
  5. Text a friend and thank them for being them.
  6. Do a 10-minute litter pick in your neighbourhood.
  7. Drop off some clothes you no longer need to a charity shop.
  8. Say good morning, with a smile, to a stranger.
  9. Write a Google/Facebook review for a local business who serve you well.
  10. Be kind to yourself – Take 10 minutes out of your busy day and do something you enjoy.

I’d love to hear what you’ve done to celebrate Random Act of Kindness Day so feel free to get in touch.


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