Random Acts of Kindness Day
Random Acts of Kindness Day is almost upon us and to celebrate we will be donating £1 for every order placed on Monday 17th February to Cornwall Air Ambulance ‘Heli Appeal’ to help raise even more funding to buy a new and improved helicopter for Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly.
This year to be kinder, our teams will be running marathons for charity, donating blood, participating in beach cleans and planting trees. But, what else can we all do more of day to day?
1. Start a meal plan for someone who has recently had surgery, given birth, had an injury or lost a loved one. With big life events comes the need of help & support for friends, family and neighbours in your community. Why not create a group with those that can help and let them know dietary preferences and key dates for when support is needed most? Each day you can take turns in popping round to drop off nutritious meals, so they don’t have any extra stress.
2. Give up your seat for someone else. It’s long standing to be kind to those who look like they need your seat more, but be more conscious to those who may look like they don’t need it as much. They could be recovering from an illness or suffering from one you cannot see. There is never any harm in offering.
3. Pop in for a cup of tea with a lonely neighbour. Almost a fifth of the UK population say they are often left feeling lonely but are too uncomfortable to let anyone know. Knock on their door with a pack of biscuits and get to know them. Learn their history & help make their day- maybe even put it in your calendar to do regularly.
4. Help someone with their shopping. It’s a task we all must do and sometimes that little bit of help packing, carrying to the car or asking your neighbour if they need anything while you’re out, can really make someone's day.
5. Bring in cake to the office for no reason. Let’s face it, everyone likes cake & it’s the perfect pick me up during a tough week of work.
6. Smile at others. In a world of technology and fast paced lives, it can feel isolating and intimidating. A small act of kindness like a smile or a 'how are you?' can go a long way.
7. Help someone with their buggy. We’ve all seen people struggling with those unexpected steps but instead of walking past, offer your assistance.
8. Let someone go ahead of you in the queue or buy a coffee for the person behind you.
9. Offer a colleague a ride home when it rains.
10. Take your neighbours bin out when you take yours.
11. Try to be kind to yourself.
The possibilities are truly endless.