Bonfire Night and Kindness Day

Not only is it Bonfire night on Thursday, but it is Kindness Day on Nov 13th so here are some ideas for celebrating…

The Co-op have got some great ideas for what to cook this weekend even though we will be celebrating from home this year.

There are also some good craft ideas here: https://elfontheshelf.co.uk/blog/bonfire-night-craft-ideas/

and here: https://www.muminthemadhouse.com/firework-craft-ideas/

Ideas and Simple Ways to be Kind

Being kind doesn’t need to look or be extravagant. Sometimes the simplest things make the most significant difference! Here are a few simple ideas and ways to be helpful on World Kindness Day in the workplace, at school, with your loved ones, or even while out and about. Look for opportunities while you go through your day to infuse kindness into someone’s day. It’ll change their day and yours for the better!

  • Smile when you walk past others
  • Write positive messages on post-it notes and leave them for people to find
  • Call a relative you haven’t spoken to in a while 
  • Tidy up around your house
  • Pick up litter you see on the ground outside and throw it in a bin
  • Hold the door open for someone
  • Chat with a stranger and ask them about their day
  • Pay for a stranger’s coffee or meal
  • Compliment someone
  • Send a positive or encouraging text to five people in your contacts
  • Surprise someone with flowers
  • Tell a family member or friend you love them
  • Write a note on the receipt at a restaurant for your waiter 
  • Offer to help with someone’s errands
  • Give a surprise gift to someone you care about
  • Send a kind card or note to a friend
  • Surprise co-workers with home-baked cookies or treats
  • Plant a tree
  • Spend less time on your phone and more time with people you care about
  • Organize a workplace giving campaign
  • Offer a classmate help with homework
  • Talk to someone new
  • Practice gratitude
  • Volunteer
  • Give someone a hug

Get creative and make your list of kind acts for World Kindness Day!   What will you be doing?

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