Committing random acts of kindness is one of the best ways to improve the quality of your life but more importantly the quality of someone else's life, but it can be overwhelming to figure out what exactly to do. You might feel that an act of kindness takes a lot of effort, but it's often the simplest gestures that make the biggest impact. Here are 5 simple acts of kindness that you can easily do today.
1. Say hello to someone
Everyone just wants to feel like they belong in this world and the easiest way to make someone feel welcome is to acknowledge their presence. You never know what someone is going through and all they might need is to feel a little respect and positivity to get them out of a bad day or even save their life. Next time someone says hello to you with a smile, think about how it makes you feel.
2. Offer food to someone
Food waste is a huge problem in America, and begins with consumers being mindful of what they throw out. Next time you bite off more than you can chew, offer the extra food to someone who might want it more than you. The simple act of offering food to someone will make you feel better about yourself and might lead you to a new connection or strengthen a friendship.
3. Next time you're shopping for yourself, buy something extra for someone else
Sometimes we only think of ourselves when shopping, but you'd be surprised by how many things in a store might remind you of a loved one. Next time you're shopping for yourself, see if you can pick out one thing that a friend might enjoy and surprise them with it next time you see them.
An easy gift of kindness is a piece of jewelry from the Kindness Gems Rose Quartz Collection. Rose quartz is a gemstone for kindness, known to open the heart chakra to give and receive more love in your life.
Get one for you and one for a friend!
4. Donate to a Gofundme campaign
Spend a minute on Gofundme and you'll quickly be inspired by all the people who need your help. Even if you only have $5 to spare, it can make a huge difference in someone's life. It might not be enough to cover all their costs, but the gesture of support can give them the hope they need to get through their hardship.
5. Donate blood
Due to Covid-19, blood donations have declined causing a lack of resources for people in need of blood transfusions. It's relatively easy to donate blood and is an act of kindness that directly saves lives. If you're located in San Diego, like Kindness Gems, follow this link to schedule an appointment with the San Diego Blood Bank, or to find the nearest mobile donation center.
It's the thought that counts when it comes to spreading kindness, and that's why Kindness Gems encourages you to commit to an act of kindness with your purchase so that your jewelry becomes a daily reminder to help others.
Follow us on Instagram @kindnessgemsjewelry for more kindness content!