When I was getting married, a dear older friend of mine gave me some marriage advice, it was to also be kind to one another. It is always the moments when we forget this that our marriage starts to stall, things get hard and resentment builds. Imagine if everyone just became a little kinder to other. It doesn't need to be grand gifts, but just a short message to say you are thinking of someone or popping a card in the post box.
Sometimes we lose sight of looking after each other as we get caught up in the whirlwind of life, let me tell you that of late my life has been one crazy tornado. Whenever I think we have a quiet weekend planned, life has another direction for us to take and we get hustled and lose focus. My friend broke her leg over a week ago, I still haven't managed to visit, I keep meaning to drop in a coffee but then my coffee time gets cancelled by yet another obligation. So I have been thinking about what kind things we can do for each that don't take up a huge ridiculous amount of time but are thoughtful and mean a lot to the person who receives the kindness whether it be a friend or a stranger. Here are 10 ideas I have.
them out for a coffee, sometimes people just need some time to chat. If you want to do a random act of kindness, buy a coffee for the person behind you at the coffee shop - this really will make someones day.
- Send Flowers
- Write a thank you card
- Offer to be Designated Driver
- Make a meal
- Let someone in front of you at the checkout
- Tell you Partner how great they are
- Say Hi
- Buy stuff from Kids
- Compliment People in Front of Others
Do you think you could implement one of these kindness acts in your week? Can you challenge yourself to be grateful whenever you experience an act of kindness?