Random Acts of Kindness

Performing random acts of kindness is a great way to show the world that we have the power to bring kindness to other people, and have the opportunity to make someones day a little bit brighter.

This isn’t a new concept, it’s been around for a while. It feels better when I put my intentions out there, this way maybe more people would like to get involved as well. It couldn’t come at a better time. Next week, starting on February 11th is the kick off to National Random Acts of Kindness week.

Sometimes, it’s nice to do things for other people, even if they have no knowledge of who performed this kind act. I think this kind of activity can help bring awareness to how our behaviours effect other people. Are you doing things with a kind and open heart? Or a negative one?

Often, we get caught up in the mindset that things “never go our way” or we “don’t have enough”, I’m always a firm believer in gratitude and being grateful for the blessings I have in my life.

What better way to take that focus off “me, me, me” and start thinking about others. I want to use this week to bring more gratitude in my heart and be able to make other people smile.

It feels great to contribute more to society, be a compassionate and loving person, and show my appreciation for simply being blessed in life. I believe random acts of kindness are a great way to show this.

Random Acts of Kindness

These things don’t have to be difficult, just little acts that can truly change how someones day is going. We may have experienced these random acts before.

There are many things we can do:

  • Buy coffee for the person in line behind you
  • Donate old clothing or canned food items
  • Bring blankets to a homeless shelter
  • Bring in treats to work
  • Fill someone’s parking meter, volunteer,
  • Give someone a compliment
  • Be more thankful to those around you.

These are just a few ideas, but there are way more out there. A simple thank you and a kind smile can do wonders. Whatever you do, it doesn’t have to cost money. Just know it will benefit someone, even in a small way.

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Remember it’s not all about you. If your in a bad mood, it doesn’t mean you have to drag others into your bad state. Try putting on a smile and give someone a compliment, or buy a persons meal. I guarantee this will make your day at least a bit better. You have the power to change your attitude and show others kindness.

I want to end that post with my appreciation. I appreciate you all for reading, even if you don’t comment. Thank you for just showing up to my blog, blogging truly boosts my happiness each day.

Would you think about participating in Random Acts of Kindness week?

Have you ever experienced Random Acts of Kindness yourself?

How do you spread kindness in your life?

Feel free to share your stories!

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

If you know me, you know I love my coffee. And I also happen to love pumpkin. I just had to create my own pumpkin spice creamer to make my own version of the famous pumpkin spice latte. Instead of heading out to my nearest Starbucks, I decided to tackle this one myself. It’s cheaper and healthier, so I figured that was a good enough reason to experiment.

Turns out it was a very good idea, as it tasted wonderful.

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Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut milk (full fat, canned)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • about 20 stevia drops (or 2 tablespoons maple syrup)*

*adjust sweetness to your personal taste.

Directions:

  • Blend all ingredients together in a blender.
  • Add the mixture to a microwave safe mug or bowl and microwave for approximately 1 minute and 30 seconds (just to allow the pumpkin to dissolve a bit more).
  • Allow your creamer to cool completely before storing in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • Don’t forget to shake the container before you use it!
  • Then just add your desired amount of creamer to your coffee. And enjoy!

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Lately this has been my go to drink of choice. It’s slightly sweet, creamy, healthy, and best of all delicious.

You can add this creamer to anything you’d like…of course there’s the go-to coffee, but you could try it in oatmeal, smoothies, and even homemade hot chocolate.