National Random Act of Kindness Day – Thursday 17 February 2022

We all know how good it feels when we do that one selfless act, which in-turn helps someone else out, makes them feel good and puts a smile on their face. Well, on National Random Act of Kindness Day, we want everyone to get into the spirit of spreading a little joy and making someone’s day when they least expect it.

Spreading kindness comes in all shapes and sizes, plus it doesn’t even have to cost you anything – which is even better! That one act of kindness could be as easy as holding open the door for someone who has their hands full, or letting someone on the bus before you on your morning commute into the city – even if you are first in line. It could even be as simple as smiling at a stranger as you walk past them on your way to work. 

If you want to get in on the “Act” – see what we did there – below is a list of further ideas as to what you can do to spread a little kindness: -

  • Take a colleague or friend for a coffee 
  • Make a round of drinks for people in your team
  • Leave a tip for the person serving you at a restaurant/café
  • Have a clear out and donate your unwanted clothes
  • Ask someone how their day is going 
  • Buy a loved one a bunch of flowers or something totally unexpected on your lunch break – shop local and support an independent business 
  • Send a message to a friend or family member telling them you appreciate them  

If you did want to donate some unwanted clothes as an act of kindness, there are numerous charity shops across the city as well as clothes donation bins in various stores. If this all sounds a bit overwhelming, why not try the method recommended by Marie Kondo: Tidy by category, rather than location. Start by sorting through clothes, then move on to books, papers and, finally, sentimental items. So, what are you waiting for, get sorting out that closet and donate those unwanted preloved items which are taking up space.

So, what are you waiting for, National Random Act of Kindness day is Thursday 17th February, so get thinking about what you can do and who for. You could just make someone’s day!

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