We are all rushing around these days, are we not? Sometimes it seems like we are rushing from one thing to another and not really thinking of those around us, except for wanting them to move aside so we can get through.
This is not what I want to teach my kids. I want them to spread the love as they move through life. Instead of keeping to ourselves, we should Spread the Feels with Random Acts of Kindness.
Spread the Feels with Random Acts of Kindness
We all have love in our hearts, why not spread the feels to strangers and warm up this world that is starting to look scary. Let’s spread the feels and put a smile on someone else’s face today.
What if you went to your weekly Saturday run at the donut shop and in the drive thru lane you paid for the person behind you? You could leave a card for the cashier to give to said car?
You could do this every week as part of your schedule. Then it wouldn’t be an amazing and rewarding experience, but part of your weekly routine.
This is what I want to teach my kids. I want them to get into the habit of thanking and appreciating others. For feeling love and kindness for others that they may not even know.
What if we teach our kids that kindness is an all-the-time thing not just a random thought here and there.
Some other ideas to spread the feels are the following:
- Leave a note with homemade soaps, homemade cinnamon bread or dry soup in your neighbor’s mailboxes as well as your own for your mail carrier
- Buy five reusable grocery bags and ask the clerk to give them to the next five customers with your note inside.
- Each time you go to the library, bring a treat to the librarians, even if it’s a plant (if they allow) with your printable card.
- Every once in a while leave the printable card with a $5 gift card for coffee for your UPS or FedEx delivery person.
The ROUTINE acts of kindness don’t have to be specifically those listed above, but something to communicate to the world around you that you appreciate others, even if you don’t know them. We can all benefit from a nice gesture while in the drive-thru, or a smile and a wave when someone allows us to go in front of them.
We all need to know that our daily routine is not for nothing. When my grandparents were here, they used the holidays as a time to thank every person they knew. And I mean everyone.
They put together even the smallest tokens to thank those who they interacted with – the nurses at the doctors office, the receptionist who helped with billing, the tellers at the bank, the pharmacist, their mail carrier, etc. They would either put together a plate of cookies or a goody bag with small things like gum and candies
It’s so important in this time that we live in to spread love and let those around us know that love wins. We don’t know each other but we are all people. We all feel. Let’s spread the feels.
Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. – Princess Diana
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Spread the Feels Cards
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More Random Acts of Kindness
This post is day 12 in a 30-day Random Acts of Kindness series. Each day in November I’ll be publishing a new post with the help of some amazing bloggers to inspire your random acts of kindness.
Free 10-Page Kindness Planner
In addition to new ideas, we’ll also be giving away some great prizes to spread some kindness ourselves. Click the image below and bookmark the page so you can follow along all month.