50 Simple Ways To Kill With Kindness In 2017...Leave All Negativity Behind

1 February 2017

Hey Everyone! Happy February! Can you believe we are there already? Madness. Christmas feels so long ago. As soon as it was over I saw Easter eggs appearing in the super markets and valentine's gifts start to appear as well. At the moment everything is based around chocolate and the colours pink and red. Could anything seriously be better? Anyway, before I ramble on too much let me get back into the point of this post. I'm sure we can all agree it certainly has been an interesting week, and one that has been extremely upsetting. For those of you that are confused it involves a certain 'T' word. I know I'm not exaggerating or the only one who's really upset, angry and frustrated at what has been going on. It seems like now more than ever there is nothing more important than being kind. It's one of the themes that has inspired me to write this post. I'm sure we could all do with a bit of kindness at the moment so here's a list of ways that you can spread a little love and a little kindness in your everyday life.

1. Bake a batch of cookies or cupcakes for a neighbour
2. If your parents or siblings are having a long day make them their favourite food
3. Always hold the door open for the people walking behind you. 
4. If you are in a shop like Costa or Starbucks and still deciding on what you want allow the person behind you to go in front of you. 
5. Donate some money to a charity of your choice even if it just £1. Every penny makes a difference. 
6. Make a little hamper for a friend or family member full of their favourite films, sweets and more of their favourite bits and pieces. 
7. If you next door neighbour has a dog and is busy offer to take it for a walk. Exercise for you and you might make their day! 
8. If you live near an elderly person offer to do their shopping for them. I've done this and they appreciate it so much. 
9. Take a bunch of flowers to your local nursing home. 
10. Record a bunch of videos for each of your friends telling them how much they mean to you and send it to them. 
11. If a friend or family member has young kids and don't get time to themselves offer to look after them for a day or evening. 
12, Have a clear out of old toys, clothes and things you have lying around and donate them to a charity where somebody in desperate need of them will be able to get their hands on it! 
13. If you have some loose change and see a poor person on the streets just pop it into the hat or tin that they have. It doesn't have to be a lot but even a 50p coin can make a huge difference to them. I know some people don't like doing this so don't worry, it doesn't make you an unkind person if you don't as I completely understand. 
14. If you see a lonely person on the street maybe buy them a cup of coffee or a cake. It'll make their day and you'll feel pretty amazing too. 
15. If you see a disabled person offer to help them, whether it's pushing their wheelchair or just carrying their shopping for them. 
16. If you have a friend who is a bit sad make them a photo collage or video of all your best moments together and give it to them. 
17. If you are eating at a restaurant, leave your waiter a slightly more generous tip than you normally would. You'll make their day. 
18. Buy a gift for someone and leave it in a random place and let them find it. 
19. Tell a random person a funny joke. Hopefully it'll make them smile & make their day! 
20. Compliment someone everyday but make sure it's sincere. 
21. Call an old friend or family member that you haven't spoken to in a while to see how they are. 
22. Offer to wash someone's car for them. 
23. Make a friend or family member a CD with all their favourite songs on. 
24. If you're on a train or bus offer up your seat to someone who might need it more, whether that's a pregnant lady, or a person with a child, or someone who has lots of shopping. 
25. Give a friend or family member a hug and tell them how much they mean to you 

26. Write positivity notes and leave them all around your house so your family can see them throughout the day. 
27. Now the weather is getting warmer offer to water someone's garden for them whether it's a neighbour or a friend. 
28. Be sure to say thank you for everything, whether it's a person who's served you in a shop or someone who's stopped to let you cross the road, always say thank you. 
29. If you know someone who doubts themselves create a few activities that will help motivate them.
30. Surprise a friend or family member with an unexpected visit. 
31. If you're not on speaking terms with someone and still holding a grudge forgive them, apologise even if it's not your fault and move on. Life's too short to hold grudges. 
32. Give someone a hug who could be feeling down or in need of a hug. 
33. If someone you know has a lot of things to do in a day offer to help them tick things off their list. 
34. Write a letter to all your friends and family members telling them how much they mean to you and how grateful you are to have them in your life. 
35. If you've lost your temper with someone like I did, go back and say sorry, even if you had the right to be annoyed, it's just so much better and they'll probably appreciate it. 
36. If you purchase something on a buy one get one free deal donate the free one to a youth group or charity near you. 
37. Treat a friend or family member to a day out of their choice and throw in little treats every now and then. 
38. Listen to others. Don't interrupt or jump in the middle. Wait until the person has finished talking. They'll appreciate the fact you chose to listen to their side of things. 
39. Let your parents sit down and relax whilst you do all the housework and cooking for them. Tell them they can sit and relax or go out and do whatever they want to do. They'll appreciate it, trust me. 
40. Organise an event with your friends such as a film night where everyone donates £5 or something and then donate all the money to a charity of your voice. Having fun & being charitable at the same time. 
41. If you drive and are in a car park and still have a lot of  time left on your ticket when you leave, give it to someone who's just coming into the car park instead of letting them spend money on another ticket. 
42. If a friend is nervous or worried about doing something, offer to go with them to support and encourage them. 
43. Spend a full day with a friend or family member without being on your phone. You'll soon realise how attentive you become. 
44. Volunteer at an old folks home and offer to read them a book or listen to the stories they have to tell. I've done this before and it's such an inspiring and insightful experience. Older people after all do have the best stories to tell. 
45. Stop being judgemental. Get to know someone or something before judging it on first appearance. ''Never Judge A Book By It's Cover''. 
46. Write one note a day to a friend or family member telling them why they inspire you. 
47. Donate all your old books to a library so that other people can access them for free. 
48. Try going a full day without complaining and spread positivity around others. See if you can increase this to a week. 
49. Kill with kindness. If someone is being mean to you don't bite back just keep being kind and positive. They'll soon get fed up. 
50. Last but not least SMILE. Smile at everybody you meet and walk past. Nothing is more attractive than a person who is always smiling and spreading positivity. 

This post was definitely a lot longer than I expected it to be. As you can see I have ended it with one of my absolute favorite quotes above which I just find so true. I think 2016 was the year people found it quite easy to be negative and nasty and forgot just how easy it is to spread a little bit of positivity and kindness. 2017 has to be the year we leave all the negative rubbish behind even though I know it's hard at the moment and just try hard to be a little bit more positive and kind wherever we go. I hope you enjoyed this post and please let me know in the comments below how you plan on spreading kindness and positivity this year.

What is your favorite way of spreading kindness from the list above? 
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