Cruelty is so often publicised in the news, it is easy to forget there are billions of good people out there, doing kind things for others. The world isn't easy. Social media can isolate people, TV means people socialise less. Our communities are getting smaller and segregating. It is easy to focus on ourselves, help... Continue Reading →
Invite someone over who would otherwise be alone and do something playful, just for the fun of it, rediscover a fun childhood activity or watch something funny.
If you spot a stranger trying on clothes alone in the changing room, and something looks good on them, tell them. Especially if they don't look sure.
When you go for a coffee or meal with a friend, if you can afford to, pick up the whole bill yourself.
Start a book exchange where you work - simply find some shelves in a common area and stock with books you no longer want. Encourage people to contribute their own books or take a book that interests them for free.
Cook your favourite food for someone who will appreciate it, or cook someone their favourite treat as a surprise.
Be curious and show an interest in the world around you - think of three new topics then join community groups, read books/magazines and listen to podcasts to learn more.
"Treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of reward."