Random acts of kindness

It was several months ago that Danielle and I started organising our contribution to the Chorlton Arts Festival – a window display and our ‘Kindness Tree’ event. The latter is happening on Saturday: a day of crafting to create objects with kind messages to give away to strangers. We will have a tree to decorate in the shop, plus we have permission to adorn the railings by the library with the little gifts and messages.


The Kindness Tree in our craftivism window display  (c) Sue Archer

Chorlton, in case you don’t know, is in Manchester. And now seems like a particularly good time to share some random acts of kindness in Manchester. If you are in the area, please do come and join us (details here), but if you are not in the area, I’d love to think you are with us in spirit. So, I have a request. Wherever you are in the world, on Saturday, please will you undertake at least one random act of kindness? It doesn’t need to be anything big – it could just be a smile at a stranger – but please will you do something? I know what a caring community we are all part of here in this little bit of the blogosphere, and I’d love to think of our ripples of kindness spreading across the world.

Thank you.

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  1. What a great idea! I love the Kindness Tree. I’m going to start my random acts of kindness every day starting today 🙂

  2. Certainly will Mrs Snail, you are leaving a lovely snail-trail of kindness.

  3. Laurie Graves

     /  May 24, 2017

    Ah, wonderful! I will be there in person. And, I resolve to do at last one random act of kindness on Saturday.

  4. Hoping you have a successful day and lets all be kind to each other. xx

  5. What a wonderful idea, wish I lived a bit nearer 🙂

  6. I’m with you! Great that you can bring some joy to Manchester. I’m sure there are a lot of people in the world sending good vibes their way.

  7. Murtagh's Meadow

     /  May 24, 2017

    I will do that and I wish you every success in your day.

  8. I’m in… We may be on the other side of the globe, but we’ve been following events with horror and stunned incomprehension.

    • Thank you.
      I have been asked several times whether I’m actually going to go to Manchester given what happened. Hopefully our event on Saturday and all the little ripples as far your side of the globe will make the world just a little bit nicer.

  9. What a great idea. I’m in! I hope the fair goes well.

  10. I’m in. Trying to make it a daily thing, actually 🙂

  11. I always encourage random acts of kindness…especially at work. We should always spread kindness. 🙂

    I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Here’s a link to my post.

  12. Thank you for your kind heart. How did it go today? Sending love across the miles.

  13. As William Wordsworth says, “The best portion of a good man’s life,
    His little, nameless, unremembered acts
    Of kindness and of love.”

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