We’re celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Day

We’re celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Day

Here at Hideaway Home Fragrance, we’re celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Day! Can you imagine a world where kindness is the norm? That’s what the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation is petitioning for on 17th February and all year round!

Who are the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation? A small non-profit that invests time, expertise and resources into making kindness the norm. The foundation was born in the 1990’s, when a reporter noted that people should stop reporting on “random acts of violence” and start practicing ‘random acts of kindness’. The foundation creates resources in three focus areas: school, workplace and home, following a simple framework for everything they do. Inspire > Act > Reflect > Share.

Those who are kind and compassionate experience clear benefits to their well-being and happiness, there are many known benefits of kindness, such as:

  • Helping others feel good
  • It creates a sense of belonging and reduces isolation
  • It helps to keep things in perspective
  • It helps to make the world a happier place – one act of kindness can often lead to more!
  • Kindness can help with anxiety and depression – being good to others can go a long way in supporting your own mental health as well as the other persons. You might just change someone’s life – maybe even your own

The positive effects of kindness are experienced in the brain of everyone who witnessed the act, improving their mood and making them significantly more likely to “pay it forward.” -Jamil Zaki

Thinking you want to get involved? There are many acts of kindness that you can implement in your everyday life to #MakeKindnesstheNorm:

  • Connect with conversation, be a good listener
  • Share your favourite book with someone
  • Be kind to the waiter/waitress
  • Have a judgement free day
  • Ask someone about their day
  • Write a positive comment online or share your favourite small business
  • Be a friend to a lonely neighbour
  • Buy your best friend a Hideaway Home Fragrance candle 😉

Work can be a difficult environment for some, Random Acts of Kindness have provided seven points on what creates and maintains kindness in the workplace:

  1. Setting a tone
  2. Modelling behaviour
  3. Creating a safe and and supportive environment
  4. Strengths, mistakes and growth mindset
  5. Trust, boundaries and belonging
  6. Communication and collaboration
  7. Celebration

“Kindness is doing what you can, where you are, with what you have” Raktivist. Implement a kindness quote into your everyday life, read some kindness quotes here: https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/kindness-quotes

Tell us how you will spread kindness in your everyday life!







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