When life gives you lemons, why not give those lemons to someone else? That’s what Bernadette Russell started doing since reading Time Out’s #ilovelondon coverage. Inspired by stories of community spirit and local pride, Russell impulsively decided to play her own small part, and helped pay for a boy’s stamp at the post office when he didn’t have enough money. Enthralled by the feeling it gave her, she’s now committed to a random act of kindness every day for an entire year, whether it be donating £5, placing a note saying ‘enjoy’ in a book in Waterstone’s, or buying a potted plant for the person behind the till at Tesco’s. At the end of the year, she plans to put on a show about the experience.
For info, see Bernadette’s blog. Have you helped spread the love or received an act of kindness from a stranger? Comment below or use #actofrandomkindness on Twitter.