African Bank salutes Random Acts of Kindness week

It's hard to believe that it's almost a year since the COVID-19 pandemic hit our country, almost a year that we've been in lockdown and isolation. This pandemic brought with it so many hardships, increased cases of stress, anxiety and depression.

For many, life has become a lot tougher. The lives of ordinary people have become challenging in the harshest way possible over the past year.  Now more than ever, we all could do with a little understanding and kindness, whether it's to your family, your friends, colleagues or even strangers.

This week is marked for Random Acts of Kindness, a time for us to reflect and start being a little kinder to others while still practicing responsible social distancing protocols.

It takes very little to be kind to someone, to extend a helping hand, to make a comforting gesture or to brighten someone’s day. This is how we start to change the world, - "one random act of kindness at a time."

Unlock your potential and encourage others to help spread some cheer and kindness in whatever you do.

How you can spread the smiles:

  • Be polite and greet others.
  • Donate your old clothes.
  • Tutor a student free of charge.
  • Hold the elevator door open for the next person.
  • Buy someone a meal.
  • Gift a sweet treat to essential workers.
  • Email a ‘Thank you’ note to a colleague.
  • Drop off supplies at an animal shelter.
  • Send a WhatsApp message of encouragement to family and friends.
  • Use Social Media to share kindness quotes, compliments and acknowledgments.

So, use this week to start doing your bit, no matter how insignificant it may seem, these moments are more valuable than we think.

Be the 'I' in kindness, because we are all #Made2BeKind.

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