Kindness Changes Lives

Kindness Changes Lives

I’m a little bit late for World Kindness Day I know, but should kindness really be kept to just one day of the year? The world would be a pretty cruddy place if so. In honour of Oxfam’s newest Kindness Changes Lives campaign, I wanted to jot up a short list of ways you can bring a bit of kindness into yours – and others – lives.

Personally, I don’t think you have to do anything huge to be kind. It’s not all about massive expenses or going far out of your way, the best kind of kindness is the little things you can easily add into your day. Things which I’m sure most of us do anyway!

Small things such as the below can all make a difference and help to add a little kindness into peoples lives:

Holding the door open for people who are behind you
Donate to charity
Sponsoring friends and colleagues when they’re fundraising
Paying someone a compliment
Being selfless when driving (not blocking junctions/giving way etc.)

And don’t forget to be kind to yourself…

Kindness is best spread, I agree but don’t get so busy spreading kindess to others that you forget to be kind to you.

Dedicate a couple of hours in your week to doing that thing you just love to do but don’t get much time to; reading, baking, a long bubble bath, painting or whatever else that might be
Buy a bunch of your favourite flowers
Treat yourself to your favourite chocolate bar or snack
Make plans with friends or family members who you haven’t seen for ages

Those are just a few ideas of how to add kindness into the every day. What is your favourite way to spread kindness?