Acts of kindness
Whether you're isolating, back in lockdown or simply feeling distant from your friends, here are 7 acts of kindness to help you feel closer and connected with your besties. Simple, inexpensive, easy to arrange and that can be done safely in line with social distancing.
Friendship act of kindness #1 - Doorstep drop
If you’re lucky to have your bestie live locally, why not deliver a treat to their doorstep. What do they enjoy doing? Think art supplies or cooking ingredients, candles or favourite chocolates, or maybe share an old favourite DVD. For added safety, choose items that can either be wiped with anti-bac or left in quarantine for the recommended time before they are opened.
Friendship act of kindness #2 - Cheers!
Invent a cocktail in your bestie’s honour using all their favourite flavours and ingredients. It can either be alcoholic or non alcoholic depending on your mood.
Friendship act of kindness #3 - Mix tape
So the cassette deck went to the tip years ago and the CDs are in the loft, but making a play list of all your favourite songs is still a lovely way to share the memories that music evokes and introduce your bestie to your new favourite tunes.
Friendship act of kindness #4 - Escape in a book
If you’ve recently read a book that you’ve particularly enjoyed, or fancy reading the latest best seller, why not buy an extra copy for your friend and take the journey together.
Friendship act of kindness #5 - Handwritten note
We all text and email as an instant and easy way to reach out and communicate, but receiving a handwritten note through the letterbox can mean so much more. Why not pen a letter or send a fun postcard. Doormats deserve something more colourful than credit card statements to land on them!
Friendship act of kindness #6 - Pay a compliment
Paying a genuine compliment to say something personal and kind is a wonderful way to brighten someone’s day. (Although not in graffiti!)
Friendship act of kindness #7 - Reach out
Getting in touch with an old friend who you haven’t spoken with in a long time issure to give you both a boost.