You may think that “sheltering in place” inhibits you from performing acts of kindness. How can you be kind when you are trying to stay away from people? Well, the very act of staying away from others is an act of kindness. You place the welfare of others ahead of your own needs and wants. That shows a little kindness to others. However, there are additional ways to show a little kindness to others while maintaining the social distance requirements.
Ways to Show a Little Kindness
Here are just a few ideas for you to consider. I’m sure that you will creatively come up with a few of your own. I invite you to share your ideas in the comments section.
- When taking a walk, in your neighborhood, give your neighbors a wave to say hello.
- Call that friend, or relative, that you haven’t spoken to in a while and catch up each other.
- E-mail friends, neighbors and family, remembering special dates like anniversaries, birthdays, etc. Jackie Lawson Cards offers a great assortment of e-cards to choose from. (You don’t need to even go to the card store!).
- When interacting with “essential workers” like grocery store personnel, pharmacists, or the folks at the Post Office, express your gratitude for the sacrifice they make to come to work every day.
- And most importantly, for those who you live with, remember to tell them just how much you love and appreciate them, every day.
We may be “social distancing,” but we can still be kind. Try implementing any, or all, of these suggestions into your daily routine. As with any act of kindness, you will walk away from it feeling great inside. So, brighten your own day, by showing a little kindness to others.
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