Spread Wellbeing! Take part in Random Acts of Kindness Day on Feb 17

Parksville Qualicum Foundation (PQF) encourages you to participate in Random Acts of Kindness Day on Friday, February 17!

On Friday, see Parksville Qualicum Foundation members and Youth 4 Youth volunteers at Quality Foods Nanoose Bay, Parksville and Qualicum Beach handing out treats between 9 AM and 12 PM. Visit your local Coastal Community Credit Union in Nanoose Bay, Parksville and Qualocium Beach as staff will hand out goodies. Listen to 88.5 The Beach and The Lounge 99.9 from 6 AM and 10 AM as they will be broadcasting live from Quality Foods in Parksville.

All across the globe, people are finding ways to pay it forward with the #KindnessExperience movement, which aims to build a world where kindness is the norm, intentionally.

On Kindness Day and all through the week, we encourage you to buy someone a coffee or just offer them a smile. You never know how much you might change someone’s day—or even life—by the kindness you offer.

In the last 20 years, Researchers have been studying how emotions like gratitude, love, and joy affect our wellbeing, and improve our lives. Research is showing that a lot of good that can come from intentionally expressing uplifting emotions to the people we encounter in our day.

Among the benefits that people experience from acts of kindness are:

  • improved immune system functioning
  • decreased stress levels
  • feelings of meaning and purpose
  • a sense of connectedness

There are many ways to spread positivity in the community, so here are some ideas to consider as you go about your day:

  • Be a friend to a lonely neighbour
  • Connect with a conversation
  • Donate a book to your nearest library
  • Be kind to your server
  • Have a judgement free day
  • Check in with a senior
  • Give a compliment
  • Sign up to be an organ donor
  • Pay it forward at the drive-thru
  • Ask someone about their day
  • Write a positive comment online
  • Say something positive about yourself
  • Cook a meal for someone
  • Share your knowledge
  • Donate towels or blankets to a shelter
  • Show gratitude and laugh often

Parksville Qualicum Foundation is actively supporting neighbours to strengthen connections and build community through its grants programs. On Kindness Day, come and say hello at Quality Foods or Coastal Community Credit Union—we’re here to support!

Learn more about Random Acts of Kindness: https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/

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