Nowadays more than ever we need to come together as a community and spread kindness. Scientists can get us out of this global pandemic, but kindness will help us through it.
On November 13th, we celebrate the World Kindness Day. Read through our suggestions and find what works best for you. Let's start spreading kindness!
Be kind to servers and cashiers.
Most servers and cashiers have been working throughout the pandemic, so we should really provide a "thank you" for their continued service. Since they can't see your smile, be sure to thank them or offer a tip. Moreover, you can send a "thank you" card to your local hospital to thank frontline workers, or order a meal for the staff to enjoy.
Donate your time, money, or goods.
Everyone needs help sometimes. Food banks always need fresh foods, essential toiletries and monetary donations. Instead of monetary donations, consider donating used clothing or taking your gently used towels and blankets to an animal shelter. You could also consider placing some warm wear items like thick socks, gloves, hats and scarves in a resealable plastic bag and attaching it to a tree with a note for the homeless.
Check in with friends and family.
A simple phone call can brighten someone else's day. Remember to reach out to elderly family members who may be feeling isolated. You could also let someone know you're thinking about them and help local businesses by handing out gift cards to friends and family as a surprise.
Be kind to yourself.
When we take time for ourselves, we can protect ourselves against mental and physical health problems. When you feel stressed, try yoga, meditation or a quiet afternoon with a book.
According to the American Psychological Association, being kind can actually benefit your health. So, start spreading kindness and help others while helping yourself.