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Cheap Ways to Show Your Kindness for World Kindness Day (November 13)

October 4, 2018 | By Louis Tully

 

Have you ever taken a moment out of your day to give someone else a helping hand? It’s not hard. In fact, it even feels good after it’s all said and done! You don’t need loads of cash to spread kindness. Sometimes all it takes is a hug or a word of encouragement. On this World Kindness Day (November 13), stop what you’re doing and show someone you care. These days, that might seem a little taboo, but it’s worth it. Being kind to one another is all part of being human and it’s what keeps us going. Here are a few ways to show your kindness this November.

Family (and Friends)

When it comes to family, everything else is secondary. Of course, showing your family kindness doesn’t have to feel like doing house chores. Here are a few things you could do:

      
  • Call your mom.
  • Help your dad with the yard.
  • Take your brother or sister out for a small sibling date.
  • Offer to take your mom out for the day.
  • Take your parents out for a coffee.
  • Let your friend know you’re proud of them.
  • Let someone you haven’t heard from in a while.
  • Send Christmas cards to your extended family.

Strangers

Your family may come first, but it’s important not to forget about the people in your community know you care too. As kids, we’re taught never to talk to strangers, but as an adult it’s time to reach out and let someone know there’s good in the world by doing something good for them:

  • Offer a helping hand to someone struggling with their bags.
  • Pay somebody a compliment.
  • Leave a warm and inspiring note for your waitress with the tip.
  • Pay for the person’s order behind you at the drive thru.
  • Buy flowers for someone in the hospital.
  • Give somebody a cold bottle of water on a hot day.
  • Offer someone your umbrella if they’re getting rained on.

Yourself

Perhaps the most important thing you could do this World Kindness Day is to be kind to yourself. Because how can you bring kindness to others if you can’t be kind to yourself? There are so many ways you can be kind to yourself:

  • Go on a diet.
  • Treat yourself to a day off from your busy schedule.
  • Tell yourself you’re a good person.
  • Buy yourself something.
  • Exercise.
  • Write a motivational letter to yourself.

Your Wallet

Since you’re in the ‘kindness zone’ this November, now would be as good a time as any to show the same respect and thoughtfulness to your wallet! After all, there’s a brand-new year on the horizon; a perfect time to take a step back, reassess your finances and begin to treat your money with the same care. Here’s a few things you could do to show your wallet a bit of kindness too:

  • Look over some past statements and see where you have room to save more money.
  • Set up a new budget.
  • Improve your spending habits by swapping cards for cash.
  • Pay extra attention to your savings account.
  • Find new ways to make a little extra income.

Being kind to your wallet throughout the year will not only help you avoid any need for a last-minute installment loan installment loan, but it’s also another way you could show kindness to yourself and others. Financial stability reduces stress, making it easier to be more cheerful and kind to the people around you. It’s a lot easier to show extra care and thoughtfulness when you’re not preoccupied by financial problems. Hopefully, we can all learn this valuable lesson from World Kindness Day.