About two months ago, I started a new project.
The idea is simply to act on those little opportunities to spread kindness by doing nice things. It’s scientifically proven that helping others promotes positive physiological changes in the brain. After the initial rush comes a longer period of calm and eventually it can improve your overall well-being. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Now, I’m interested in seeing how well this really holds up and I intend to regularly report on my little acts of kindness here on the blog.
Here are a few little acts of kindness that I’ve carried out lately:
○ Donated several bags of clothes that I don’t wear anymore to charity.
○ Accepted my neighbours’ parcels on their behalf when they were out.
○ Passed along great books to dear friends.
○ Sold my spare ticket for American Psycho: The Musical to an American theatre student.
○ Took a minute to help a tourist who was lost even though I was in a rush.
○ Complimented a stranger on her gorgeous vintage dress.
○ Donated books that I’m never going to read again to the local cat charity bookshop.
○ Gave up my seat on the train to an elderly man.
○ Let someone who was in a rush go in front of me in a queue.
○ Made a card wishing a dear friend well for her move to Australia.
○ Helped a mother carry her buggy off the bus.
I really hope you fancy joining this experimental project. If you blog about it, please leave a link to your post in the comments as I would love to see what little acts of kindness you carry out. Also, make sure you check out the ever so lovely Kate Gabrielle‘s new weekly feature Try a little kindness.