Random acts of kindness

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In a world where you can be anything, always choose to be kind. 🙏🏻💓🌿✨

Here are some of my favourite ideas for random acts of kindness, we could all do from time to time, which are small to us, but will mean a lot to another person.

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1. Buy coffee for the person behind you in the line

2. Compliment the first 3 people you speak to today.

3. Send a positive text message to 5 different people right now

4. Post an inspirational quote on social media

5. Donate old towels and blankets to an animal shelter

6. Say hi to the person next to you in the elevator

7. Let someone go infront of you who only has a few items

8. Smile at five strangers today

9. Send a gratitude email to a coworker who deserves more recognition.

10. Practice self-kindness and spend 30 minutes doing something you love today.

11. Offer to babysit for free to any parents you know in need of a night out

12. Write a positive comment on your favorite blog, website, or a friend’s social media account.

13. While you’re out, compliment a parent on how well-behaved their child is.

14. Put 50 paper hearts in a box. On each cutout write something that is special about your partner or a friend. Give them the box and tell them to pull out a heart anytime they need a pick-me-up.

15. Write your partner a list of things you love about them.

16. Donate to your local food bank

17. Run an errand for a family member who is busy.

18. Put your phone away while in the company of others.

19. Volunteer at a homeless shelter

20. Hold the door open for someone

21. Give someone a lottery ticket

22. Call your parents to tell them you love them

23. Let your partner watch their favourite show even if you hate it

24. Make someone a playlist

25. Give someone a book you think they’d like

26. Wash someone’s car

27. Give someone a hug

28. Teach someone a recipe

29. Leave a larger tip than normal

30. Send dessert to another table

31. Give up your seat on the bus

32. Leave change in a vending machine

33. Each time you get a new item of clothing, give away something old.

34. Do the dishes even if it’s not your turn

35. Give blood

36. Donate your hair when you get a haircut

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Do you have any other suggestions for random acts of kindness? 💛

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Cara’s Corner Creations

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I’m a HUGE fan of small independent business’ and even more so if they’re for a good cause, which brings me to Cara!

I’ve followed Cara’s blog for a little while, she blogs about mental health and lifestyle and I’ve enjoyed all of her posts, so when I noticed she had started up her own little shop, I had to get involved. It stemmed from a passion to make things in her spare time for her family and her friends, and with the encouragement from them, Cara decided to put her creative side to use, and start an online store, selling the things she makes in the hopes they will make people smile and whilst doing so allowing her own mental health to improve by focusing on something so positive.

You can find Cara’s blog here and her selling page, hereplease do go and check her out! 💗

So whilst browsing the items Cara had made, a few things really stood out to me. I absolutely loved the fact that some of the proceeds of her items were being donated to either Mind Charity or Beat. Both of which are amazing charities that I fully support. If this wasn’t enough to instantly make me want to purchase something, the things she makes are just truly beautiful and so sweet. Things you perhaps may not have thought of yourself, but having seen them now think to yourself “wow this is such a thoughtful gift to either give someone or to simply keep for myself”. I especially liked the pocket sized self care cards so of course I bought them straight away.

Shipping was super fast! I think I received them within a couple of days, and once I opened them, they looked so cute, as well as being packaged so beautifully.

Inside the package you get a little business card from Cara, stating everything she blogs about, as well as all the places you can find her on the reverse side, links to her website, her twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and of course her Etsy store too!

You also receive a little thank you card letting you know what charity a proceed of the funds have been donated to which I think is a really lovely little touch.

And the self care cards!

So so beautiful. Each card contains a different message on, a small reminder of things you may need to hear every day. Whether it’s a reminder that self care isn’t selfish, or just to breathe, these little cards are perfect to keep on you at all times, and fit right inside of your purse! I can’t wait to carry mine around with me, and look at them whenever I need to. I think sometimes it’s so easy to forget to be kind to yourself, that it’s okay to take 5 minutes if you need to and that it’s okay to say no. These cards are so perfect for me, for anybody, no matter what job you do, where you are in the world, everyone needs a little reminder sometimes that they’re not as bad as they may feel they are. Nobody is perfect.

When I received these beautiful personalised cards from Cara, I went onto her Etsy store to see what other creations she had, and instantly fell in love with the Mental Health Recovery Stickers and the Feminist Stickers – these were both priced at £2 per pack and you get 10 in each pack, I love stickers, I think they’re brilliant and you can put them anywhere, whether it’s on stationary, in letters, cards, wherever! So I popped another order Cara’s way, and less than an hour later they were shipped!

How cute are they? I love what each sticker says! 🙂

Feminist stickers

Mental health recovery stickers

Thank you Cara not only for sending me these beautiful little creations of yours, but for donating some of the proceeds to charities that are in constant need of funding, for spreading kindness in the hopes it will brighten people’s day. I think everyone needs to stumble across your page like I did 💗