13-11-2019 17:55 - edited 13-11-2019 17:55
I noticed people are observing World Kindness Day today. Being kind is one of the most special things we can do for others. A smile, a kind comment, a kind gesture - even something seemingly small can really make someone's day. It can even spread! And it can be practised every day, not just one day a year. A question you don't need to answer here, but just think about it for a moment. When was the last time you were actively kind to someone, what did you do?
I thought here on the community it would be nice to have a 'kindness thread'. We have a 'what made me happy today' topic, but in this one, I'd like to see things that you feel would be kind toward others, and perhaps make their day a little bit happier! It's proven that being kind to others also often increases a person's own positive feelings.
I'd love to hear from each of you what kinds of 'acts of kindness' you can think of, that we could all do sometimes? Even small, quick and simple things?
I know some of these are obvious and we feel that everyone should do these things anyway, and every day, but sometimes we just tend to go about our lives, busy, running everywhere and stressed, and not looking properly around us to actively "spot" opportunities for kindness.
I'll start with a few things I thought of:
- helping your neighbour with clearing snow from their car in the morning (the snow season is starting now!)
- picking up a used newspaper/piece of rubbish from the bus/tube floor during commuting
- leaving a positive post-it note on someone's desk or car window, with something nice on it
- Something that made my day recently: a guy told me that the bus stop I was waiting at was actually closed. I hadn't realised, and no-one else who walked past had let me know. It was a small thing to do, but I was so grateful! So, letting someone know the bus stop is closed, or that their backpack is open, etc.
What would you add to the list guys?
→ Access for You: Registration - Find out how to register for our Access for You service.
→ Want to chat with other fellow-minded members? Head to our Off-topic section for some interesting chit-chat.
→ Check out our Priority board for tickets & offers updates, and to discuss all things Priority-related!
→ Welcome to O2! - New to O2? Find out all you need to know to get started!
If you'd like to take part, why not register?
on 15-11-2019 08:07
on 19-11-2019 14:48
on 19-11-2019 21:37
In a parallel world somewhere there is a training facility where untrained mavericks of courteous ways can learn to trade satisfying linguistics without unnecessary offence or discomfort. ;-)
Love it @anticpated
*possum si vollo* *per ardua ad astra*
I don't work for O2
Xperia L1 - The Android Army Marches Onwards
Acer Aspire 5750 laptop
Unlimited Sky Broadband
MI6 - Commander Jane TOP SECRET - Status 00 Licensed To Type - HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE + pic of a very young Lois Maxwell (have mug to prove it) - Promotion tbc to Data Entry