Last week my boys and I formed Kind Club. You can read about how we got around to that here, if you like.
Kind Club’s first act of kindness was for the boys to send spa day vouchers to their aunties.
There was some confusion at first, when my youngest sister didn’t understand why I’d sent her a voucher! Eventually though, everyone was pleased to accept their little gift. My other sister text her thanks and included the words ‘I don’t know what we’ve done to deserve this’. The point, for me anyway, is that doing things for people for no other reason than wanting to make them happy is an excellent way to put a spring in both your own step and that of whoever you’re being kind to. There doesn’t need to be a reason.
I will tell you something for nothing: it feels AWESOME to give an unexpected gift. Even better than the recipients feel, I reckon!
The vouchers we sent weren’t expensive. They don’t include an array of treatments or a stay in a hotel. They will just provide a few hours of much needed relaxation for everyone. It really is the thought that counts.
But that’s enough! Acts of kindness don’t have to be extravagant and luxurious. They just need to bring a little ray of light into someone’s life.
Kate Sutton, from Wit Wit Woo, is a regular customer at her local Costa Coffee. So, too, is Eddie. Eddie is an elderly man for whom Kate anonymously bought a coffee one morning. It was such a sweet thing to do and I was following her updates on twitter, eager to know what was said when Eddie received his gifted coffee! As it happens, Kate wasn’t there when Eddie was served his coffee but that doesn’t detract from the warm fuzzy feeling Kate must have felt when doing something great for a stranger. Read all about Kate’s act of kindness here.
Our next act of kindness with Kind Club is to take all of our old baby blankets up to the local animal shelter. Please pop by and see how we got on – or even better, fill in your email address in the box on the right to receive updates via email!
The boys and I would really like to spread the Kind Club love. If you are a blogger and have written about an act of kindness, I’d love to feature you! Just leave a comment below or email your story to me at email@example.com. Or maybe you could make a point of being extra kind and link back to our club – you can even use our badge if you like!
If you aren’t a blogger, but you would like to share your story of either giving or receiving an act of kindness, please do email me too!