World Kindness Day 2018

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With the festive season coming up and World Kindness Day being celebrated this week, it’s a great time to think about how we can be kinder to each other. I make the effort to spread extra kindness where I can and always “pay forward” kind gestures made to me.

Whilst it’s easy to get caught up in an endless to-do list and social engagements (especially around this time of year) it’s also a good idea to make sure you are taking good care of yourself and those around you. 

I came across some great tips on how to make kindness part of every day from Vanquis Bank.

Start Volunteering for a Cause Close to Your Heart

There are many ways that you can support causes or issues close to your heart, from financial donations to volunteering your time and efforts.

Check in with a Friend

We’ve recently had Mental Health Awareness Day, which is a great reminder to check in on those around you.  If you know someone is going through a challenging time, reach out to them and ask how you can support them as a friend.

Support a Charity When Possible

Sober October inspired many to ditch the booze for a month and give the money saved to charity. Why not choose something to abstain from and donate the money to a charity instead?

Buy Someone an Unexpected Gift

Next time you are buying yourself a coffee or snack, why not pay for the person behind you in the queue as well? This can be done anonymously, and it’ll really make a difference to someone’s day.

Give Someone an Appropriate Compliment

Even the smallest piece of praise can make someone’s day, so why not let someone know how much you appreciate them, what a great job they’ve done at work or perhaps even something you admire about them?

Give up Your Seat on Public Transport

When on your commute to work or simply travelling around, give up your seat to an elderly person, pregnant woman or someone who might have trouble standing during the journey. The small act of kindness will be greatly received.

Share Something Funny

You never know when someone could use a good laugh, share something funny via your social media, send it to friends or family members. Something as simple as a quick laugh can brighten their day.


We’re so used to being on our phones that we often forget to notice the people around us. A simple smile or greeting can lighten a person’s mood.

Say Thank You

It’s easy to forget to show appreciation, but so valuable when you do. Make a point of thanking bus drivers, waiters and anyone else that you interact with during the day. A small gesture of gratitude can go a long way.

Connect with Your Neighbours

Keep an eye out for your neighbours, say hello, ask if they need anything and pay particular attention to the elderly in your community – they might need help or company.

Even though World Kindness Day is only one day year, try and be kind and make someone’s day throughout the year. It doesn’t cost a thing. 

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