In a world where bullying is all too common in schools, offices and 'friendship' groups, where people are still sleeping rough, going hungry and have no access to clean water, where individuals are willing to hurt and upset others to better themselves, we believe there is room for a little bit of kindness.
Your act of kindness does not have to be a large or expensive gesture, but should spread positivity and happiness to those around you.
We are asking you to do one kind thing, every single day this December. Using the hashtag, #BeALittleKinder on Twitter and Facebook we want you to share your stories of kindness (Tweet us directly or leave a message on our Facebook wall).
We will be posting weekly blogs about our acts of kindness, and favourite stories from you. Please join us and #BeALittleKinder this December.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Compliment someone - low self esteem is very common nowadays!
- When ordering coffee, pay for the person behind you, without them knowing.
- Give up your seat on the train, not just for a pregnant or elderly person, but for someone 'just because'.
- Offer a homeless person lunch or a bottle of water.
- Send a text to a friend to remind them how much you love them.
- Write an inspiring quote on a post it note and stick it inside a book at Waterstones.
- Help peel potatoes and carrots on Christmas Day.
- Make coffee for everyone in your office, especially if you don't normally make a round!
- Lend your umbrella to someone when it rains.
- Put a note in your child or loved one's lunch box to make them smile.
- Let another car merge in to the queue in front of you, no matter how long you've been trying to get home.
- Offer to take a photo for a tourist.
- Wish a 'good morning' to those you pass on your daily dog walk or run.
- Anonymously donate a few pounds to a friend who is raising money for charity.
- Clear out your wardrobe and donate items of clothing you no longer use to your local charity shop.
- Call your Grandparents.
- Bring your partner coffee in bed.
- Send a Christmas Card to your elderly neighbor, even if you never speak.
- Compliment someone on how hard they've worked on a recent project at work.
- Smile. Because sometimes that's all it takes.