Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day and we feel it’s particularly important to spread a little joy at the moment in the strange world we have found ourselves in, where loneliness and isolation are so prevalent. Scientific evidence shows us the positive effects that doing kind acts for others can have on us as well as the benefits felt from receiving or even witnessing kindness. We, you, everyone has the power to make a difference and it is often the smallest things that can have the greatest impact.
When was the last time you phoned someone for no reason? Or did something without being asked? Hearing your voice can brighten someone’s day, a text message or a note can let people know they are in your thoughts and that can mean so much. It doesn’t have to be a grand or expensive gesture to make someone feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Doing the dishes or taking the bins out can have the same effect. The gift of kindness works both ways as we feel good for doing good, so it’s a win, win situation.