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40 Random Acts of Kindness complete!

Wow we have finished 40 Random Acts of Kindness of kindness for lent! We did it and I’m so pleased we did. It really has given us such a great feeling leaving random gifts around and passing on kindness to people that deserve it. T has spent time and effort completing each little act knowing she isn’t going to get anything out of it herself and it hasn’t bothered her. Now we have done this I don’t see why every now and then we can’t just do something nice randomly, kindness doesn’t have to cost anything and I really hope our 40 acts have made a difference in a small way in our little part of the world.

Here are our final 4!

37. Help others have a positive year– I left this little diary in a bathroom some where and hope it made someone smile when they found it. Every month has a new inspiring quote inside, I wanted to keep it so much but already have a diary and thought it could really make someone happy so I parted with it.

38. Buy someone their favourite thing– I gave my best friend this packet of wasabi peas, yuk, but she immediately opened them and started eating! Job done!

39. Let someone know they are appreciated– I left this little box in a bathroom cubicle, it contained a really cute little moisturiser and I hope someone found it and took it home.

40. Leave a rainbow to brighten people’s day! This we made this afternoon and took to our local country park to stick on a notice board there. I think the rainbows turned out great and hopefully they get taken away and make people smile!

Now to look forward to our Easter break and feeling great about all the little things we have done over the last 40 days! 😁

Spread some kindness if you can, it might make someone’s day!

Lou x

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