Kindness is one of those things that can make someone’s day—even if it’s through a computer. In this world of screens and Zoom classes, it can be hard to truly connect with others. Luckily, this article will show you three different ways to spread kindness to people (even if their cameras are off)!
Send an E-Card
If you love to let people know how much they mean to you, there is no better way to show them how you feel than with a heartfelt card. The process itself can be very fun, and the knowledge that you will brighten someone’s day is super rewarding. There are many options when it comes to making a card, so here are some helpful apps/sites to get you started:
For those wanting to create your own designs:
- Bazzart (hundreds of free templates, many effects and images)
- Photoshop Express (easy-to-use, multiple editing features)
- Picsart (free stickers, sketch effects, filters)
- Canva (many free templates and editing features)
For those wanting to send a classic e-card:
- Smilebox.com (animated effects, assisted design)
- JustWink (very user friendly, card inspiration)
- Blue Mountain (several free options, animated and personalized)
Whether you end up choosing a template or designing one with the help of a creative app or program, the recipient will definitely love it. The most important aspect of the card is the message you write—but don’t let that stop you from letting your creative juices flow!
Leave a Positive Comment on a Social Media Post
Social media can sometimes be a judgemental place; and for some of us, a single comment can either light up our day or make us question why we shared in the first place. A lot of times, people who post things are taking a risk—they are putting themselves out there, where they know they may be criticized. So, if you see a good post not getting much love, type something up! Here are some articles which go more into the science behind social media comments:
- How Reading Online Comments Affects Us
- Social Media Comments can Impact Perceptions
- Social Media and Self-Doubt
It could just be a few words, but it has the ability to make a world of difference. So if you would like to give someone an extra bit of confidence, leaving a positive comment on their social media post is an amazing way to do this. Don’t underestimate the power of a random act of kindness!
Praise a Local Business you Love Online
We all know that small businesses are being hit hard by the pandemic. Restaurants have closed down, local markets may be struggling… but you have the ability to help them. By simply leaving a good review after ordering in from a non-chain restaurant or purchasing a service from a local business, you could be giving them more customers.
You can rate either on sites like Google Maps, Yelp (if you’re outside Romania), or even the business’s own website, if they have one. Perhaps someone is looking for somewhere to have lunch and hops on a review site to check out local spots—if they see a well-praised restaurant, odds are, they’ll be eating there! So if there is a nearby place you enjoy that is struggling a bit right now, give them a positive review. You never know, it could end up saving a business.
A little bit of kindness goes a long way… and we need some shared goodness now more than ever. It is so important to make connections, even online, and it’s so easy to share a smile with your good deeds. Hopefully this article has inspired you to try at least one of these Random Acts of Kindness!