Spring is a time of new beginnings, growth, hope and renewed energy. Spring is a to time when you dig in the ground and plant seeds so they can grow throughout the year. Let's also look at digging into our selves and plant seeds of kindness so they are able grow and flourish throughout the year.
I would like to suggest you create a Spring Kindness Day. Let’s pick Saturday, April 1, 2023 for the actual day to hold an event. Spring is a great time for new send a message of hope and new beginnings. Everyone can participate and it’s a great way to spread joy and positive energy.
This can be a personal event or you can create an event that involves your friends, family, subdivision, church or community. Think about how you could create a Spring Kindness Day and show more kindness on this day. Or how could you create an event and encourage others to work together, to show kindness to others and start sowing your seeds of kindness
Here are ten tips on how to get started:
1) Brainstorm Ideas: What are some activities or tasks you can do to show kindness to others. Look for ideas that are free like volunteering, helping others in your neighborhood, running errands, clearing out unused items in your home and garage. Having a garage sale and donating the money to a local family in need or charity. Organize a community garage sale on your street or subdivision. Do you have good items you are no longer using? Put them at the end of your driveway to give away. Make sure that the ideas are easy to do and affordable for everyone. There are endless possibilities.
2) Pick a Day: I am suggesting April 1st as a date to hold a Spring Kindness day. This date may not work for you so you could pick a random date or one that is meaningful to you, your family, friends or your community.
3) Set a Goal: It’s important to have a goal in mind for your Kindness Day. Is your goal encourage others to be kind? Is it a specific number? Is it a specific time? Is it until something is completed? Is it to raise money for a certain cause? Is it to clean up a specific area? Build a Team: It’s time to recruit volunteers. Find like minded people that you know would be interested in joining on sowing seeds of kindness. Working together helps to keep each other motivated and focused.
4) Get Organized: You will need to organize the event. You can do this by creating a schedule of activities, assigning tasks, and making sure that everyone knows what the goal is and how to get there. If you need supplies you could set up a donation page on social media.
5) Spread the Word: Once you’ve come up with your plan, you’ll need to get the word out there. Create excitement. Be innovative. You can do this by creating a website, social media page, or flyer to spread the word.
6) Local Media: Contact local media and ask them to help promote your challenge. Contact your local newspaper and advertise your event in the free coming events section. Contact groups, organizations, churches and ask them to spread the word to their groups.
7) Provide Support: Make sure you or someone from your team is available to answer questions, provide a contact number for participants and supporters, offer encouragement.
8) Reward Participation: Offering incentives to those who participate in the challenge can be a great way to motivate people. You could do this by asking local businesses if they would give participants a discount.
9) Express Gratitude: Recognize businesses that support you either by a poster, a thank you in social media or a certificate of appreciation.
10) Have Fun: Be sure to have fun, be creative, enjoy the day. Sow your seeds of kindness this spring.
Wendy’s words……. I would love to see a universal Spring Kindness Day. I think Spring is a great time of year to plant the seeds of kindness so they are able to flourish and grow. Nourishing kindness with positive words and actions allows kindness to bloom throughout the year.
I do hope you join me on April 1. Do something big or do something small and let kindness resonate through your year. A little kindness goes a long way.
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