Kindness is the act of being friendly, generous and considerate of others. It can be rare to come across at times but very easy to appreciate when we see it. At American Legend Homes, we want to embrace our neighbors on World Kindness Day and show them what they truly mean to us by spreading kindness. Below are five ways to show kindness to your neighbors on World Kindness Day:
1. Smile and wave:
It can be easy to stay wrapped up in our own worlds and forget to see others around us. Make a point of smiling and waving hello at those you come across on your next morning walk or run. This small gesture may not seem like a big deal but it might just make someone's day.
2. Meet someone new:
Meeting people in the neighborhood can be hard at times, especially during these past two years with COVID restrictions. World Kindness Day is the perfect day to introduce yourself to a neighbor you may not have had the chance to meet yet. Just saying “hi” can show your neighbors you are happy they’re around and can make them feel like they have people nearby looking out for them.
3. Lend a hand:
Every home has pesky chores that must be done to keep everything looking nice. Show some kindness by offering to help a neighbor with one of these chores. This could be rolling someone's trash cans up from the curb for them, raking or mowing their front lawn, cleaning out their gutters or offering to take care of something in the house. Whatever it is, this act of kindness will be greatly appreciated because you will have taken something off their chore list!
4. Double your dinner:
Invite a neighbor and their family over for dinner one night. This will be one less meal they have to worry about preparing and will give both families a chance to get to know one another. If you have an elderly neighbor, offer to bring them dinner. Everyone loves a warm, home-cooked meal.
5. Write a special message:
Take time on World Kindness Day to write a small note to your American Legend neighbors. Handwritten notes make everyone feel special and just letting your neighbors know that you are thinking about them and looking out for them is a comfort like no other. It doesn't have to be long and detailed, just a kind, sweet message.
On this World Kindness Day, it’s important to show those around us that we care about them. Being kind to a friend, a neighbor or a stranger can make all the difference is someone’s day. We should strive to be kind every day but World Kindness Day gives us a reminder to spread kindness. American Legend Homes is excited to see these acts of kindness around our communities!