Hello again everyone.
‘Kindness’ is the word on everyone’s lips at the moment and for good reason. The Mental Health Foundation want to use this week to celebrate the thousands of acts of kindness that are so important to our mental health, and also to start a discussion about the kind of society we want to shape as we emerge from this challenging period of time.
The Loving Challenge they have set us is to try and show some kindness to someone every day, or at least every other day. Here’s a copy of the acts of kindness you could try this week outlined by St. John Ambulance ‘Kindness’ calendar.
The Mental Health Foundation has conducted a new survey into kindness, which has found 7 out of 10 people say that when someone is kind to them, it has a positive impact on their mental health.
The results also found that 7 out of 10 people found that being kind to others has a positive impact on their mental health and almost 80% of us say it is important we learn to be a kinder society when everything returns to normal.
‘Kindness’ is proven to improve and enhance our lives and the lives of those around us. See the science!
‘Kindness’ is good for your heart!
‘Kindness’ can be spread far and wide!
‘Kindness’ slows ageing!
‘Kindness’ gives you energy!
‘Kindness’ makes you happy!
So, my Loving Challenge this week is be kind, be kind, be kind. Consider acts of kindness you could provide for someone you love and also consider the acts of kindness that have been directed towards you, and how they have made you feel inside and out.
Here’s an act of kindness from me, I am going to share lovely ‘Green’ images that children, and adults completed from my Loving Challenge last week. Later today I’ll make tea for the family, tomorrow I will send a card to my Uncle, who has been unwell, to cheer him up and at the weekend I will go for a bike ride with my eldest son. What acts of kindness will you decide upon this week?
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