Random Acts of Kindness

Happy 1st week of uni everyone! It is amazing that it is March already.  Febfast is over, another great event/awareness month in February is Feel Good Feb.  This description is from their Website:

“Feel Good Feb was created to encourage and inspire people to initiate random acts of kindness for their fellow community members. There has been extensive research to prove that ‘giving out good’ not only benefits the receiver but also increases the happiness of the giver. There’s mental happiness and physical benefits for all involved. It is a win-win situation!”

I know February is over, but it really got me thinking about Random Acts of Kindness and how we could put some “good feelings” into Semester 1 here at UON.  A Random Act of Kindness does not have to be a big deal, it can be as simple as asking a lost looking new student if they need some directions. Or smiling at someone who looks like they need it, give up your seat on the bus, the list is endless.  Random Acts of Kindness take very little effort and energy but can make a huge difference to someone’s day.  Imagine the domino effect if everyone here at UON did one small act of kindness this week, or even this month.  The flow-on effects would be beautiful.  Happier students, less stress, brains more able to learn. Exciting stuff!  Have a think about something little you can do.  What will be your Random Act of Kindness today?

p.s. You might be happy to know that I survived Febfast and did not have a single spoonful of chocolate icing! It was great to raise some money for a good cause; it was also really good to achieve a personal goal!

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