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Why Random Acts of Kindness Are Important

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Every time I turn on the news there is something awful to hear. You never know what a person could be going through and that’s why I love hearing about random acts of kindness. I got inpsired by the lovely Amie from The Curveous Vegan to create a post. There have been some I’ve witnessed myself and others I’d love to see more of. It pays to be kind.

If you’ve got any random acts of kindness you’ve seen, I’d love to hear about.

Hearing stories like this really help to warm my heart. I can remember reading threads of these on Tumblr. They remind you that, even when life seems bad, there is good in the world.

  1. Leave post-it-notes around the house for a loved one
  2. Offer to help someone struggling with a door
  3. Send a card of motivation to a friend
  4. Compliment someone (friend, family or stranger)
  5. Help people moving and unpack
  6. Give up your seat to anyone needs it
  7. Offer to return someone’s shopping trolley
  8. Call your family and tell them you love them
  9. Send a friend a random letter
  10. Leave kind comments online
  11. Donate to charity
  12. Donate clothes to shops
  13. Pay someone’s bill behind them at a drive-thru
  14. After a wedding or a party, donate flowers to a nursing home
  15. Befriend an elderly neighbour
  16. Pick up rubbish around your local area/canal
  17. Offer to babysit so a friend can have a break/go on a date
  18. Buy someone homeless something hot to eat/drink
  19. Help an elderly neighbour with chores for a week
  20. Bring a loved one breakfast in bed
  21. Surprise a loved one with a present for no reason
  22. Say hello to an older person at a bus stop
  23. Leave a tip for a waitress/waiter
  24. Smile at someone you don’t know
  25. Bring food to an animal shelter
  26. Petsit for a friend/neighbour while they’re away
  27. Donate blood
  28. Become an organ donor
  29. Buy a gift for a child in foster care
  30. Choose a friend and celebrate them on a random day

I love the idea of doing random acts of kindness, no matter how small they may seem. To the person that kindness is aimed at, it could mean the world to them. I’m not expecting anyone to return these acts and it just gives me a warm feeling that I may have helped someone.

I guess that’s the Hufflepuff in me! Haha!

What random acts have you seen/done lately?

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