They've finally arrived! As I'm on a Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) kick, I've had some vigilante stickers made which I am thoroughly enjoying sticking up in public places. (Yes, I wondered whether that would be like graffiti and therefore a Random Act of Annoyance, but they peel off very easily - in fact, a good shower of rain will get rid of them - so I can rest easy on that count.)
In fact, there were so many great ideas mooted in my Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) competition that I thought I'd get a list going. I'd love you to add any in the comments section!
Random Acts don't have to be for strangers - they can be to people you know as well. And importantly, they don't have to be about money. It's just about surprising someone with a kind thought or act.
* Make a batch of cookies for someone.
* Send a letter.
* Stand up for someone on the bus or train.
* Give money to homeless people/buy a copy of the Big Issue.
*Let someone in your lane when driving.
* Offer to help someone with a project they're already working on.
* Let someone go in front of you in a queue.
* Hold the door open!
* Help people who have a pram and need to negotiate steps.
* Give hugs. And lots of them. (probably best not to practice on strangers, unless you're like this awesome lass)
As for me? I tried to think of a really simple way to impact on people, and realised that I often stress about my parking meter running out. So, I ordered these business cards a little while ago to continue my grand project of Random Acts of Kindness.
I plan to stop by parking meters when I'm walking by, fill them up, and then pop these under the windscreen of the recipient car. The hope is that the recipient will then go on to do something nice for someone else, and email me about what they've done.
I am actually ridiculously excited about this. I'm a big believer in that you have to start small, so here goes...