5 Simple Ways to Share Kindness in Your Community

5 Simple Ways to Share Kindness in Your Community

We can all use a little more kindness in our lives.  Bringing your community together is more important than ever during these difficult times.  There are many that could use a helping hand right now, and by spreading positivity and, you can help those around you feel more connected. 

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Doing kind things, even if they’re small, can help lift the spirits of people who may be struggling. By welcoming the newest resident with a gift, helping the elderly out with their groceries, or just by saying a friendly hello, you can make your neighborhood a more inclusive place.

Here’s how to welcome new people to your neighborhood or promote a sense of community with these acts of kindness.

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1. Bake Fresh Cookies 

Who doesn’t love freshly baked cookies? If you have a go-to recipe you love to use, make a big batch to share with your neighbors. Not only will your house smell great, but it will surely bring a smile to your neighbor’s face. Here’s an easy recipe for lemon cookies — a perfect treat for summer! 

You will need:

  • 1 box of lemon cake mix 
  • 2 eggs 
  • Juice and zest of half a lemon 
  • ⅓  cup vegetable oil 
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

Mix ingredients together and form into small balls. Then, sprinkle your cookies with powdered sugar and bake at 350℉ for six to nine minutes. For the final touch, tie off your treat bag with one of these printable tags.

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2. Write a Positive Note

Leave a nice positivity note for one of your neighbors. This can be a sweet and simple message or a letter of encouragement! Surprise them by putting it on their door or in their mailbox.

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3. Make a DIY Candle 

Get crafty and create some DIY candles that you can give to your neighbors. Here’s a quick and easy how-to: 

  • Melt soy candle wax in a double boiler for 10–15 minutes.
  • Add your favorite essential oil scent to the wax once melted. 
  • Glue a wick to the bottom of your candle container and let it dry. 
  • Remove wax from the stove and let it cool slightly before pouring it into your heat-safe container. 
  • Pour in your wax and let sit for about four hours until the surface is firm.
  • Cut down your wick so it’s half an inch from the surface of the candle.

Once your candle is complete, place it in a bag and tie it off with a gift tag! This will surely brighten your neighbor’s day. 

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4. Give a Treat to a Pet 

If your neighbor loves animals, surprise their pet with some delicious treats! You can either get some at the store or try a homemade recipe to make it extra special.

 

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5. Gift Flowers 

Make your neighbors’ day brighter with a new plant, like a cute succulent or fresh-picked flowers. Decorate your gift with a fun plant tag — you can also give out packets of flower seeds for them to plant themselves!

 

For more Kindness Ideas, check out these blog posts:

Kindness Club Project: Hugs
Kindness Club Kidspiration: Thinking Cap & Wishing Crown
Kindness Project: Heart Bookmarks
Kindness Club Project: Goal Wands

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