2020 has been a difficult year in so many ways. We have suffered with uncertainty, anxiety, isolation and challenges with our financial situation, health or relationships. One thing that can hold us together and help us get through is kindness. Although we can't change our situation, we can choose to respond to others (and ourselves) with kindness. And when we're kind, everything goes better. We help others, we help ourselves and we encourage others to be kinder too.December 1
~ Share the Kindness Calendar with others and spread kindness.
~ Contact someone you can't be with to see how they are.
~ Offer to help someone who is facing difficulties at the moment.
~ Give kind comments to as people people as possible today.
~ Make a gift for someone who is homeless or feeling lonely.
~ Support a charity, cause, or campaign you really care about.
~ Leave a positive message for someone else to find.
~ Do something helpful for a friend or family member.
~ Notice when you're hard on yourself or others and be kind instead.
~ Listen wholeheartedly to others without judging them.
~ Be generous. Feed someone with food, love, or kindness today.
~ Buy an extra item and donate it to a local food bank.
~ See how many different people you can smile at today.
~ Share a happy memory or inspiring thought with a loved one.
~ Contact an elderly neighbor and brighten up their day.
~ Look for something positive to say to everyone you speak to.
~ Practice gratitude. List the kind things others have done for you.
~ Give away something that you have been holding on to.
~ Buy locally and support independent shops near you.
~ Contact someone who may be alone or feeling isolated.
~ Appreciate kindness and thank people who do things for you.
~ Congratulate someone for an achievement that may go unnoticed.
~ Choose to give or receive the gift of forgiveness.
~ Bring joy to others. Share something which made you laugh.
~ Treat everyone with kindness today, including yourself!
~ Get outside. Pick up litter or do something kind for nature.
~ Call a relative who is far away to say hello and have a chat.
~ Be kind to the planet. Eat less meat and use less energy.
~ Turn off digital devices and really listen to people.
~ Let someone know how much you appreciate them and why.
~ Plan some new acts of kindness to do in 2021.
Let's look beyond our differences and help
each other. Every act of kindness matters.