Lockdown love series – Week 4: Our world (Day 6)

Day 6 – Random acts of kindness

A small act of kindness goes a long way. During this lockdown, what may seem like the smallest of gestures, goes very far. Random acts of kindness refers to any action or gesture we take to show love to those in our world. It’s time to show some lovin’! Try out one or a few of the 5 ideas below:

Send an encouraging message
Whether it’s to a family member or friend, send them a quick message to check in on them and send some encouragement. During this difficult time, sometimes those words of encouragement can be exactly what someone may need to hear to give them a boost in their day. That form of encouragement could even be through a single quote, or inspirational image. We never truly know what someone is going through, and reaching out to them in this way can be so powerful.

Give a compliment
Reach out to a family member, friend or colleague and give them a compliment. During this time, hearing words of positivity and reminding those around you of what makes them special goes a long way. It helps to both strengthen your relationship with that person, and brings a greater sense of appreciation in your heart towards that person’s presence in your life.

Surprise someone with a gift
Who says gifts need to be given on a special occasion? Surprise someone unexpectedly with a gift. This could be a friend, family member or even a stranger. Giving with an open heart is one of the most beautiful feelings in life. Whatever you may decide to gift, it’s all in the sentiment behind it that makes the biggest impact.

Send a postcard
Now this one may sound a bit old school with the current privileges of text messaging, but sending and receiving a postcard has a special sentiment to it. The charm of picking one out and writing a handwritten message gives such a personal touch. Amongst the flurry of digital communication, it can be easy to forget the beautiful charm in how things used to be. The joy in receiving something physically in the mail is truly exciting, especially when it’s not expected.

Cook or bake for someone
I think there’s a lot of truth in the phrase ‘the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach’ . What better way to show your love than to cook or bake something for someone? It could be for a friend, family member, or even a neighbor, cook or bake them something and drop it to their door.

The powerful part of showing kindness is that it’s contagious. In the minds of those who you touch by doing one or more of the above ideas, it makes them more likely to pay the kindness forward and touch someone else’s heart. It’s like a domino effect. There’s no better time than now to show your love and kindness to the world.

Tune in every day of this week for inspo and encouragement on showing love to our world.

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