“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”
– Princess Diana
When people visit Newman, they tend to describe the place as ‘warm’ and ‘welcoming’ and the staff and students as ‘happy’ and ‘kind’. Be kind randomly. Kindness UK has lots of ideas for acts of kindness you can put into action, here are a few to get you started…
1. Send a kind text to someone you know
You could give them a compliment, a thank you message to show how much you appreciate them or anything kind that will put a smile on their face!
2.Make a donation to charity
You could put your loose change in a charity collection box, or have a clear out and give any items that are in good condition to your local charity shop.
3. Have a meat free day
Cutting down on meat can have a really positive impact on our planet. Here’s some classic recipes minus the meat to get you started.
4. Volunteer your time
There are lots of opportunities to volunteer your time in your local community and spread kindness to those around you, have a look at the do- it website to find opportunities near you.
- Say hello to an older neighbour
Age UK report that 1.9 million older people often feel ignored or invisible. Simply saying hello can be a huge act of kindness.
- Look out for opportunities to show kindness
These stories of random acts of kindness are sure to inspire you!
- Take a look at the Mental Health Foundation Random Acts of Kindness generator