September 1st is Random Acts of Kindness Day. I must confess to having a certain cynicism about these type of days. Surely every day should be a day of random kindness, just like every day should be Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Children’s Day.
Perhaps I should try to be more randomly kind and hope that days like this highlight that there are always opportunities to do something nice for someone else, be they a friend or a complete stranger. Even animals are doing it!
So I had a look at some of the suggestions on the RAK page, and wondered how the Library could help out.
I could bake for friends, neighbours, workmates (maybe not strangers – they might be a bit suspicious!).
I could volunteer; our webpages have plenty of suggestions.
Make someone laugh, try out some magic tricks!
Take the neighbour’s dog for a walk, perhaps do some training while I’m at it?
Hold a themed party. Sounds like a lot of work, but these party books might give me some ideas.
Whatever you do as a random act of kindness on this day, or any other, the Library is sure to be able to help you out.