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4 Ways To Be Kind



More than ever before it's so incredibly important to look after our communities, show that we care and spread kindness - right now we need to maintain distance however and come up with new and innovate ways in which to do so. Here's what I've been doing and some simple ideas for you...

1. Support your fellow bloggers / creatives / small businesses.

Let someone know how much you love their content and appreciate them. Let someone know you're still there and watching despite the hardships we're facing globally. Let them know you support their ongoing hard work and online presence. Let them know their efforts are heard and not to give up.

Spend a little money and buy items from their online store, pay extra attention to any of their ADs and order dinner from your favourite local small takeaway / restaurant. 

2. Leave flowers at someones doorstep.

It's the little things that provide great impact. Leaving a beautiful bunch of flowers at someone's doorstep to cheer them up and bring Spring indoors is a beautiful thing. Right now some of us more than others are truly missing out on watching Spring blossom in full, so gestures like this are so so valued.

3. Put a note through a neighbours door.

We must all have a neighbour nearby we know might be struggling more so than others right? Someone who might live alone or on a low income, who has lost their job, with an underlying health condition or a family they are having difficulty supporting. By putting a little note through someone's door saying where you live, giving your number and writing that you're there to provide support e.g. dog walking, buying food or available in an emergency, you're saying I'm a trusted neighbour and you can rely on me to your friend.

4. Contact someone you've not spoken to recently.

It's so easy to forget about the connections we've made in the past and simply live for our current relationships, but I think it's time we let everyone know we're there. 

I've reconnected with so many people recently through simply sending well wishes through Facebook or Whatsapp, and have realised just how amazing the people in my life past and present are. I've realised I've got a much bigger family than just me, my mum and my aunt and appreciate everyone in my life so much more than ever. 

If you haven't done so already, now is the time to send a quick text or message on whatever platform of your choice to an old friend, colleague or family member you might have lost touch with. Let them know you're around and thinking of them, or that you can be there if they need someone to talk to and feel scared or lonely.

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  1. This is such a lovely post with some really good idea's! I thunk reaching out to old friends is a lovely one, to make sure they are okay and maybe even to re-connect x

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    1. Thank you for reading. I've loved connecting with old friends recently and hope this entire disaster we call 2020 will strengthen so many relationships moving forward x

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  2. Aww, these ideas are lovely! I've seen pictures of people leaving flowers at people's doors so I might have to do that for my neighbour! She's 80 and seems lonely!

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    1. Thanks for reading. I'm sure your neighbour would absolutely appreciate the kind gesture more than we know. Hope you're keeping safe xx

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  3. This is such an uplifting and positive post Kate! I love the idea of leaving flowers on someone's doorstep, it's a shame I've got to self isolate otherwise I would definitely do that! x

    Lucy | www.lucymary.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much for reading Lucy. I hope you're doing well and looking after yourself x

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  4. Awe these are all such great ideas and perfect things to do right now when everyone is kinda bummed out. This would definitely make someone's day!
    -Charity www.morningsonmacedonia.com

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    1. Thank you for reading. I'm so pleased you appreciate my ideas and hope they have inspired you. Stay safe x

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  5. I love that you're sharing this post during this time. This is when we need to be kinder than ever. Supporting each other goes a long way. This is how we survive and push through! Oooohoo I like the idea of contacting someone we haven't talked to recently. I need to do that! Stay safe xx

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. Thank you for reading. I hate the little of this post in my drafts for months, and only this week decided it was the right time to really think about and publish. I'm so pleased you enjoyed reading and hope you're taking care of yourself x

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  6. It's so easy to be kind without it being expensive or time-consuming. You can even eventually start incorporating it into your daily routine without realising! I always make sure to comment, share and like fellow bloggers/creatives/businesses posts on socials. I wish I had more money to invest in the monetary side of things but hopefully one day!
    Alice Xx

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    1. I completely agree. Kindness doesn't require money necessarily, there are so many creative and free ways we can dedicate our time to help others. I don't have much money either and always live pay check to pay check, I wish I had so much more so that I could invest in the other creatives I love so much.

      Thank you for reading Alice. Hope you're taking care of yourself x

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