Random Acts of Kindness Week

The first month of 2022 is now complete! The month where we all had to live off the last bit of change left in our bank accounts, waiting in anticipation for payday to roll around. The month that supposedly has 31 days but felt like a lot more! 

We start a new month with a fresh look towards the rest of the year, with Valentine’s day creeping upon us, we are well into getting prepared for the most romantic day of the year! But in this blog, we have decided to look further into the month of February to Random Acts of Kindness Day (17th February) and Random Acts of Kindness Week (13th – 19th February). 

This special week encourages us to put kindness first and share it everywhere we go. At Toolbox, during 2021 we all purchased bunches of flowers and placed them in and around our villages for someone to find and bring a smile to their face. We would like to inspire you to take part in a random act of kindness, so whether you plan on good deeds for the whole week or on the designated day – all that matters is that you have taken a conscious step to brighten someone’s day.

Below we have shared 7 ideas that you could do:

  • Call or text someone you haven’t spoken to in a while to see if they are okay and remind them how much they mean to you

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

  • Donate to a charity of your choice

“Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.”

  • Find opportunities to give compliments.

“Sometimes just a little compliment can make someone’s entire day”

  • Do something that makes you smile, be kind to yourself.

“In case you needed a reminder… be kind to yourself, always, in all ways.

  • Pay it backward, buy someone food or drink for the person behind you in the line.

“Do things for people, not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.”

  • Post inspiration sticky quotes around your neighbourhood, office, school etc.

“Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud”

  • Smile at someone

“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.”