Random act of kindness

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Random act of kindness

Today is Random act of kindness day! But what is a random act of kindness?

It is an unexpected act of helpfulness often by a stranger to spread joy and happiness into the world without any personal gain. Grinning

Has anyone ever offered you a random act of kindness or have you shown kindness to someone recently? Tell us about this in the comment box below, we love hearing your stories. 

Doing something nice for someone doesn't cost a lot of time or money. It's the small meaningful things in life that can make a big difference. Here are a few other suggestions for random acts of kindness:

  • Call a friend that you haven’t spoken to for a while
  • Send flowers to a friend
  • Offer to pick up some groceries for someone
  • Send someone a message that will make them smile
  • Offer to babysit for a friend
  • Walk your friend’s dog
  • Tell your family members how much you love and appreciate them
  • Make someone laugh
  • Offer to cook for a friend or family member
  • Help with a household chore at home or for a friend

Random act of kindness on the Online Community

 Maybe you could show a random act of kindness and show your support to another member in our forums. You could reply to a random post in your group or use the reaction icons to send a virtual hug. Green heart

  • I like this idea. I am going to try to do it to our newest member on The Bereaved spouses forum. I actually did a little gesture yesterday to a friend who lost her husband a year ago. We met for a drink and I gave her a box of chocolates. French yummy ones !

  • What a lovely thing to do  Green heartthank you for sharing.

    My random act of kindness was to cover Megan's shift today so she could attend an important event. Megan is one of the kindest people I know, so it feels good to return a random act.

  • I am sending some book tokens to the wonderful nurse taking care of my husband in hospital as she loves to read as a raok

  • Another lovely random act of kindness  

    I bet the nurse is really touched by your kind gesture, I wonder what books she will choose.

  • I was in lidl and i got a phone call from my hospice, call over i get a tap on the shoulder from a lady behind me asking if i work at the hospice, i told her i go for therapy and help out when i can. I could tell she wanted to talk but was nervous so i tell her all about my diagnosis and what the hospice means to me, then she tells me her name Joyce and opens up  about her fears and worries. about going into hospice, thinking people only go there at the end, while her daughter Lyndsay has an operation, I look up to see Lyndsay crying and ask if she is ok. she nods and gives me a hug then tells me she has been trying to get her mum to open up as she knew she was worried about something. As i was at the hospice when Joyce would be there i offered to visit her and bring some homemade buns if Lyndsay is ok with it, Lyndsay crying again, nods and gives me another hug,