Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Random Acts of Kindness

"Kind hearts are the gardens, Kind thoughts are the roots, Kind words are the flowers, Kind deeds are the fruits. Take care of your garden and keep out the weeds, Fill it with sunshine, kind words and kind deeds."

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882); American poet, educator

I started thinking about random acts of kindness a few years ago when I was talking about being kind with my primary 6 class. We were discussing how it feels when someone is kind to us and how it can feel amazing when we are kind to other people. Apparently we are the 5th kindest nation according to a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). I don't think it feels like that sometimes. I think we can be a really negative nation at times and can be preoccupied with ourselves. I think that kindness is a quality that can be perceived as weak sometimes and that is quite sad.

I tried to start up this 'meme' a few weeks ago but I got cold feet about it. So I guess this is me trying again. I am going to take the approach that it is something I am doing for myself but if you want to link up then you can but if you would rather just leave comment then that is fine also. 

The idea is to write a post with the theme of kindness. This can be something kind that has happened to you or someone else. It can be something kind you have done for someone or feel free to take the theme of kindness and go off on your own tangent. I will not be setting any particular rules. 

I will do my Random Acts of Kindness post on a Thursday and the linky thingy will be on there, feel free to link up and join in, no strings attached!

Feel free to take my button and put in on your blog or in your posts:



  1. Lovely idea, I'll try and join in with this sometimes, as it is a really nice idea. I think that is the best thing with a linky, do it for yourself and if anyone joins you think of it as a bonus. How long will you leave the linky open each week? Just Thursday or longer?

    Mich x

  2. I'll leave it open for the week Michelle but I will post my own kindness post each Thursday. Thanks for commenting and encouraging me! x


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