Being kind by hiding kindness messages in my local newspaper:
Today I’ve been sprinkling some kindness around my city.
I’ve been inspired by a lovely little card sent to me by a very kind friend. It reads:
“You are AWESOME. If you forget that please read this again.”
I love it sooooo much, I wanted to continue this kindness ripple effect by spreading this uplifting message across my city.
I decided to hide the same message inside my city’s newspaper, The Nottingham Post. In August, the paper launched a ‘Good Deeds’ campaign to “make our community a better place” and has set a target of 1,000 readers to do an act of kindness over the next few months.
Each week the newspaper features kind folk in our community who’ve carried out a kindness act, such as raising money for charity, volunteering in the community, or helping out a neighbour.
I wrote the “You are AWESOME” message on seven of my Kindness Cards, and set off to a busy city centre newsagents. I found the page that mentioned the Good Deed’s campaign and popped a Kindness Card inside seven newspapers, waiting to be found by its purchaser and readers!
I really hope they make the people who come across my kindness messages smile. (And if you have and you’re reading this, it’d be really, really fantastic to hear from you in the comments below!).
So with this in mind, my happy for today is being kind by hiding kindness messages inside my local newspaper.