Random Acts of Kindness Day started in 2004 in New Zealand, to lift the 'temperature of kindness' in our country.
On the 2nd of September, we'll be joining the celebration by spreading some kindness across our stores! If you'd like to get involved with this awesome day, here are 5 ideas on how to show some love.
If you've got a sweet tooth like me, nothing beats home made baking in my opinion. This is such a lovely gesture to do for someone, and makes their days that much sweeter. Why not whip up a super easy batch of baking, it doesn't have to be fancy, just the thought and time gone into it will be enough to put a smile on the lucky receivers' face!
Tell your colleague, sister, mother in law - heck even your neighbor something you like about them. It sounds cliche, but affirmations go a long way in cheering someone up, especially when it's unexpected. Think someone's amazing? Tell them why, I promise they'll get a boost from it. My favourite book which embodies this best, is the amazing 'No One Does it Quite Like You' book .
An act of kindness could be listening to someone going through a hard time, giving them a person to talk to about what they're going through. Although this is nothing new, listening to someone is an incredible gift for them. Our favorite tea to sip at while chatting, is Love Tea's range.
Gratefulness is something to practice everyday, however Random Acts of Kindness day is the perfect excuse to thank someone. They'll feel valued and appreciated, and you'll feel good for making them feel that way, what a win win! You'll even be gifting them a tree if you use a card from Little Difference to do so!
- Send some chocolate (because there's always an excuse for chocolate, am I right?)
This is a no brainer in my mind. Nothing makes someone's day better than chocolate! It makes everything sweeter, literally and figuratively ;) Why not surprise your bus driver, or your colleague with it? My favourite (which is a big call, coming from a chocolate lover), are the newest flavours by Bennetto, Rasberry & Sea Salt.
Random acts of kindness don't need to be limited to just one day a year, why not make it a ritual to do something kind for a stranger once a week? It doesn't need to cost either, just the thought of helping a busy parent load their supermarket shopping into their car might make their day that much brighter. It's not hard to be kind, and we all know how good it feels to help others, so here's to more kindness and more love!
Remeber, “no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” (Aesop)
Good luck on RAK day!