Random Acts of Kindness week
Tuesday Feb 16th, 2021
The folks at Downsizing Diva introduced us to the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation and we are so happy that they did.
Not only is February 14 - 20, 2021 Random Acts of Kindness week but tomorrow, February 16, 2021, is Random Acts of Kindness Day!
Sometimes we need a reminder to be kind to those around us, especially in challenging times like these. It’s interesting though, being kind is as beneficial to oneself as it is to the recipient.
“Kindness has been shown to increase self-esteem, empathy, and compassion, and improve mood. It can decrease blood pressure and cortisol, a stress hormone, which directly impacts stress levels. People who give of themselves in a balanced way also tend to be healthier and live longer.” - The Mayo Clinic. Who doesn’t need a little bit more of all of that?
There are a ton of resources for home, work & school you can access on the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation site. Here’s a list of some of our favourite examples (from the downloadable work calendar) of ways each of us can be a part of making #KindnessTheNorm in 2021.
😄 Instead of asking how someone is doing, ask about something good that’s happened since the last time you met.
😄 Support local businesses.
😄 Spend a little extra time with your pet today or buy a treat for a neighbour’s pet.
😄 Tell your boss one thing you appreciate about them.
Happy Random Acts of Kindness week!