Random Acts of Kindness For July
It’s time to spread a bit of joy this July guys. And after the past few weeks, we sure need it.
There are so many scary, terrible, unjust things happening in the world right now, it’s very easy to get disillusioned and think that there isn’t much to be happy about. So wouldn’t it be nice to remind the people around you that there is still some good? That there are still small, wonderful, everyday things to smile about – even if it’s just getting a bunch of flowers?
New ideas for quick, cheap and easy Random Acts of Kindness are yours for the taking below. (There’s extra this month as we definitely need them.)
1/ Aim to give one genuine compliment every day – no matter how small.
2/ Don’t have that argument. Take a deep breath and let it go.
3/ Give your parent/family member flowers just because.
4/ Stop tutting at slow walkers (it makes everyone feel bad).
5/ Gift your friend a book that means a lot to you.
6/ Keep a gratitude journal for at least one week this month.
7/ Make your loved ones more cups of tea.
8/ And offer them the good, expensive biscuits with chocolate on. (Life’s too short for boring biscuits.)
9/ Leave happy, inspiring notes in public places or inside library books for others to find.
10/ Our timelines are filled with enough negativity, so make a special effort to share things that make you smile, however small – like this Buzzfeed list of 28 happy things to lift your mood.
11/ Donate to your local food bank, we all have tins in the back of the cupboard you’ll never use.
12/ Write and send a proper thank you note.
13/ Let someone go in front of you in the queue.
14/ Donate your old books/clothes/CDs.
15/ Ring that person you should have. You know the one.
16/ See if you can volunteer your time or expertise. Do-it.org has loads of ideas.
17/ SMILE! Some people might think you’re mad, but you’ll be surprised at how many people return it.
Want more ideas? Past Acts of Kindness are this way.
And if, like the rest of the world, you’re feeling outraged and helpless at the news in America – I’ve found these links very helpful for a white British person halfway across the world: