Give someone that warm, fuzzy feeling this Random Acts of Kindness Day. Need some inspiration? Then carry on reading.
Over 9 million adults in the UK are often and always lonely. Small acts kindness can make the world of difference. Here’s a few suggestions from us here at WaveLength.
1. E-mail your favourite photo of you and a friend to someone you haven’t seen in a while.
Add an invitation for a catch-up in person or over the phone in the next month.
2. Video call your family or friends.
Whether it’s quick ‘hello’ or a longer catch-up, seeing someone’s face can really brighten someone’s day.
3. If you’re feeling brave, record yourself singing part of a favourite song and share it with a friend.
However pleasing it is on the ears, your effort and voice will no doubt bring a smile to a person’s face.
4. If you’re less brave,find a song, video, television episode, or interview and share it.
They might bring back fond memories from your childhood, first job, time at university, work, or just shared moments with friends and family.
5. Look up.
Yes you read that correctly. As you’re walking look up, smile, and say hello. Simple acts of kindness can bring happiness to someone’s day. It’s cliched – a smile costs nothing, but can make someone’s day. And research proves that it makes us feel happier too.
6. Leave a kind, positive comment on a video, photograph, article, or social media post.
Let the creator know the difference their content has made to your day. Rather than just clicking/loving/liking, actually say something about how their post has made you feel.
There are lots of charities which rely on volunteers to be able to continue their work. Take a look at Do-it and see what opportunities there are near you.
8. Found a new recipe and think someone will like it?
Send it to them, saying you’re thinking of them, and even invite them around to give it a try.
9. Donate to charity.
Of course, we’d love you to support what we do at WaveLength, as we rely on donations to continue giving out technology to our beneficiaries all over the country. Donating to charity takes only a few minutes, but genuinely transforms lives.
10. Well, that’s up to you.
Comment below about how you’re spreading Random Acts of Kindness today – and everyday.
For 80 years, WaveLength has led the way delivering change for lonely and isolated people. We give televisions, radios, and tablets to help fight loneliness.
If you, or someone you know, could benefit from technology, take a look at the ‘Apply for Help’ section of our website.
We have also created a handy page of resources to help people who might be lonely. Visit our Helpful Services page to find out more.
We can’t continue our work without the generosity of our supporters.
Any donation, big or small, allows us to help those who reach out for help when they are at their lowest.
Please consider giving a one-off, or regular donation at the following link: https://www.justgiving.com/wavel. Thank you.