Whether is kindness to our planet, kindness to little bottoms, or kind acts for our community, we believe even small actions have the ability to make the world a happier place. Our community know we’ll do anything to make them smile.
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and this years theme is kindness. Kindness has the ability to make us feel valued, connected and loved. So whether being kind to yourself or to others, there’s never been a more important time to practice.
On its website, Mental Health Awareness Week states: “We have chosen kindness because of its singular ability to unlock our shared humanity. Kindness strengthens relationships, develops community and deepens solidarity. It is a cornerstone of our individual and collective mental health. Wisdom from every culture across history recognises that kindness is something that all human beings need to experience and practise to be fully alive.”
We’ve always been committed to random acts of kindness as a way to give back to our community and show our community just how much they’re valued. Whether we’re sending out pick n mix to one of our lovely stockists who was craving it, donating 3,500 free nappies to NHS workers or sending a package of free nappies to an amazing customer who had to sadly sell theirs and needed some new ones, we think kindness is king. In fact, the latter led to a pretty awesome turn of events which unfolded on Facebook!
Kindness has a knock-on effect. Being kind to others has the ability to cheer someone up, brighten their day and in some cases, save their life. Over the past few months, we’ve been blown away by acts of kindness we’ve seen in communities all over the world. Big or small, these actions have the ability to change lives, and in the current crisis, seeing people supporting one another has shown how amazing the world can be when we work together.
If you want to carry out your own random act of kindness, but don’t know where to start, Mental Health Awareness Week has a list of awesome ideas to help you brighten up someone’s day. Even the smallest acts can make the biggest difference, so check it out here.
The benefits of kindness and the impacts it can bring reach far beyond this week, so we’re encouraging you to spread the joy, reach out to your friends, check on your neighbours and let’s continue to carry on these random acts of kindness.
…. We’re going to be sharing all our random acts of kindness with the hashtag #smilewithbabaandboo, so keep an eye out to see the ways we’re making people smile.