You may not be aware of it, but today is officially World Kindness Day. It was instigated to celebrate the kindness of people in our society and gives us a gentle reminder to take part in our own acts of kindness.
Every generous and selfless act, no matter how big or small, can have a profound impact on someone’s life. Now more than ever, the world needs our kindness. If this global pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that the world can be a scary place and life is so very precious.
So, how can we each make a difference? Well it’s all about consciously making an effort to do a good deed. By doing so, we can individually create positive habits that will hopefully last a lifetime. We’ve all heard of the saying ‘one good turn deserves another’, so if someone takes the time to help you or do you a favour, you should make the time to repay it, or pass it on to help others.
Now of course, we wouldn’t be jumping on the moral bandwagon without taking the opportunity to do some good deeds of our own too! Here at 67 Degrees, we’ve had a word with ourselves and are going to make a concerted effort to do more good in the world. Here’s a snapshot of what we’re up to on World Kindness Day…
- Jo is walking Jess, her Borrow My Doggy pooch, to help out Jess’s owner. Jess is a nervous dog and Jo has been doing an excellent job in helping to get her confidence up around other dogs and people.
- Natalie is dropping a box of delicious blondies and other treats to her grandad, to help make his time in lockdown that little bit easier. Natalie is our baker extraordinaire and we’ve no doubt that some of you reading this will have received a box from us and know just how good they are!
- Lauren is supporting the RSPCA, just down the road from us in Brighton. They have an Amazon wish list of items they’re most in need of to help the animals they care for. She has ordered a lovely box of bits and is delivering them to the staff for their four-legged friends.
- Cheryl is doing some shopping for a friend of hers who is having to self-isolate with her one-year-old, which is no mean feat! She is making sure that she includes her friend’s fave bottle of wine and box of chocs as a little surprise.
- Laura has donated to the Trussell Trust – a charity that is working to stop UK hunger and poverty. They have a network of foodbanks to provide emergency food and support to people in crisis. An issue that has recently been highlighted by the footballer, Marcus Rashford.
- Susie has helped out a homeless man who was cold and hungry. However, she didn’t just buy him a hot drink and a snack, but generously did a little food shop for him to ensure that he had enough food to keep him going for a few days.
- Justin is kindly donating blood to the NHS, who are desperately in need of more blood to help save lives. Astonishingly, the NHS needs 400 people to give blood every single day to meet demand.
- Stuart is donating to Children in Need. Today marks their 40th anniversary which will be marked with a special televised BBC appeal show that will play host to some very famous faces.
We hope our own generous acts have inspired you on World Kindness Day! As the title of our blog says, ‘in a world where you can be anything, be kind.’