Love & Kindness!
Love & Kindness – Early this morning we saw thousands of people take to their walk – ‘Darkness Into Light’, which is a fantastic gesture. As you know, this event takes place around the world every year.
Although it is great that this one day is dedicated to bringing more kindness to our world, by raising awareness, we feel every day should also be used to do so!
Here at Ireland Directory, we have included a few simple ideas for you below.
Why not, incorporate them daily and see the change it brings to your life!
DONATE TO YOUR LOCAL CHARITY!
We all have items in our homes that are no longer of any use to us or we just have too much! Clean out your clutter and donate to your local Charity. Items which are donated are sold in these Charity Shops and all funds are used to help others improve their lives! Most Charity Shops accept household items, tech items, clothing, accessories, and decor. Most of these places have an easy drop off process that takes minimal time and effort. Some even offer a collection service.
SAY HELLO TO STRANGERS YOU MEET!
When you are out and about, take time to greet those you come in contact with. Simply, make eye contact and say “hello” or “have a good day.” This simple gesture spreads positivity and makes people feel that they are seen and acknowledged.
DON’T IGNORE THE HOMELESS PERSON YOU PASS!
The next time that you pass a homeless person, do not ignore them. By ignoring them, we are not allowing ourselves to feel compassion for that individual and their hardships. If you want to be kind, then compassion is essential. A sincere greeting and gift go a long way. When it is a hot day, buy some extra water to give them. If it is cold, then grab that extra blanket in your car and give it to someone in need. As you are passing by and have extra food on you, ask if they would like it. And if you can afford it, then maybe buy them a sandwich and a soft drink.
GIVE A LITTLE EXTRA ON YOUR NEXT TIP!
Those in the hospitality industry, work for tips! If you receive good service at your next restaurant visit, give double on your tip. Go a step further and leave a simple message on the receipt such as, “Thank you, you were great!” Leave a Review, Thanking them. Everyone likes to be appreciated and this will do exactly that!
TRY AND SMILE MORE!
A very simple change you can make right now to spread more good, is to smile more! Smiling tricks your brain into thinking you are happy and produces pleasure instantly. Your happy vibrations can be spread to those around you. Light up the next room you come into today, with your smile! Smile when you meet someone along the road!
WRITE A SIMPLE THANK YOU NOTE!
A simple way to make those around you feel good is to make them feel appreciated. Next time your work colleague helps with you a project, write them a quick thank you note or send an email. Do you have a barista that makes your perfect coffee each morning? Give them a thank you note, letting them know you appreciate the perfect coffee they make for you every morning.
SPEAK ONLY POSITIVE WORDS ABOUT PEOPLE!
Our words contribute to our environments and affect those around us. Be conscious of the words you speak of others and only speak words of positivity. The best way to make this change it to think before you speak and when others are engaging in negative gossip, speak up and flip the conversation to a positive one. The more positive you speak of others, the more positively you will start to view them. Others will also view you in a better light. Create positive environments around you that focus more on the good.
RECYCLE AND CUT DOWN ON YOUR PLASTIC CONSUMPTION!
One of the easiest ways to show more compassion and kindness to the Earth is to recycle and cut down on your plastic consumption. Pack your lunches in reusable glass containers or continue to use the plastic Tupperware you already have. When at the grocery store, opt for paper bags or bring your own reusable bags. Also, refrain from using plastic straws when drinking. If you are visiting the beach or a park, why not pick up a few items and dispose of them correctly. These simple changes can have instant impacts on our Earth’s resources, especially if more of us engage!
We hope that you celebrate Acts of Love & Kindness Today and carry on your acts for days and years to come!
Do you have some other ways that you are spreading Love & Kindness or will start to? Why not share below and inspire others!
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