Covid-19 has challenged our generation in ways we have never imagined. While some people still have to go to work, most of us are helping contain the virus by staying at home and practicing social distancing. Being in quarantine doesn’t mean we should stop spreading random acts of kindness though! If anything, it’s when we need it the most.
We thought of simple random acts of kindness you can do for your family, friends, and community during this time of quarantine:
1. Thank those who are still working that you know or encounter day to day
Whether it’s a doctor, a delivery staff, the cashier at the grocery, or the customer representative on the phone, smile and thank them! We need to let them know that we are thankful that they’re working in the frontlines so we can have a more comfortable quarantine life.
2. Catch up with friends and family
Everyone’s anxious during this time, so a simple call or text to make sure your family or friend is doing well can make a big difference. Your extroverted friends are probably suffering from all the isolation so make sure to check up on them!
3. Support your local restaurants buy buying a gift card for later use
Local restaurants and shops have taken the brunt of the recent shutdowns in local communities. Buying a gift card from them and encouraging friends to do so as well will go a long way.
It might seem small, but if more people do it, your favorite restaurant might just stay afloat and survive this pandemic. If you also opt for delivery or take-out, choose the local places and not the chain restaurants.
4. Rate your favorite local shops or restaurants on Yelp and other rating sites
This is a very simple random act of kindness you can do that won’t cost you a dime, but can help struggling local businesses in the long run.
Animal shelters need help in fostering pets as they were also affected by the closing of “non-essential” establishments. Fostering a pet doesn’t only help the pet, it has benefits for you, too, especially during this time of isolation and social distancing.
6. Secretly leave a treat or note offering help in your neighbor’s mailbox
It can be as simple as baked goods or a hand sanitizer, your neighbor will appreciate the surprise. You can also leave a note in your neighbor’s mailboxes offering help such as getting the groceries on behalf of an elderly neighbor or a time to chat if they need anyone to talk to.
Just don’t forget to make sure your hands are clean before you leave anything in their mailbox!
Which among these simple random acts of kindness will you do to RAK this Covid-19 quarantine away? And how are you staying sane while in quarantine? Let us know in the comments!