How to spread kindness in winter

 Well hello to you my reader chums! Kindness is what makes the world a better place. Everyone deserves kindness in their life, whether it's a family member or a stranger in the street. You never know when someone is having a bad day or could use a little bit of positivity and why spreading kindness is key.

I know how difficult the winter months can be for many and why it's even more important to spread kindness during a time when most struggle. If you're looking to spread kindness more and unsure how, here are my best tips on how to spread kindness in winter.

How to spread kindness in winter

Send a loving text or letter

The power of words is everything, you never know how much they can mean to someone. Whether it's your partner, parent or best friend, send some kind words to them about how much they mean to you. This could be a simple text or if you really want to make it extra special, send a letter. I know how exciting that feeling is receiving an unexpected piece of post, so writing a letter with loving words are guaranteed to make them smile.

Offer to buy a stranger a coffee

In the winter months, hot drinks are a blessing, especially for a casual outing to see friends. If you're in a coffee shop, offer to buy a coffee for the person in front or behind you. I can assure you it'll make their day and you never know they may really be struggling.

Do an errand for a friend

Running errands can sometimes be too much if you've got a lot on your plate, unwell physically or mentally. Offering to do errands for a friend or family member can help with them more than you think. Whether it's doing some shopping, helping them with some chores, offering to take a package to the post office or looking after their children to give them a break.

Create a care package for a loved one

Care packages are such a gorgeous idea for a gift, whether it's to show you're thinking of someone or they're struggling with something at the moment. Creating a care package can be anything you'd like from their favourite food to their favourite toiletries. You can also make something such as a cake or a batch of brownies; anything with love is thoughtful.

Check-in on someone

Often the people struggling the most are the ones who appear the happiest. Check in on those around you, simply by sending them an 'are you okay' text. And, always ensure a follow-up to as they may not want to talk at first. Some struggle to reach out, and being the person to ask first can really give them the boost of confidence to talk.

Donate goods or your time

Donating is always appreciated whatever time of year but especially in the winter time when struggle can tend to increase amongst many. You can offer your donation through goods to the food bank or your time, volunteering to help out the community or at a care home. There are many options to help donate goods or time and help those around you.

Organise to spend quality time with a loved one

Quality time is the most important thing for those around us and the kind thing you can give anyone: your care and attention. Schedule some time to spend with a loved one, whether that's popping around their house for tea, inviting them over for dinner or booking a day out together in the city. Whatever your budget, you can find something fun to do; you don't need money to enjoy someone's company.

Cook or bake something for someone

Good quality food is the best gift you can give in winter because of the cold outside. If you love to cook hearty soups or cakes, any home-cooked food is a kind thing to give to your loved ones. 

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