We’re in the middle of national stationery week at the moment which means that it’s time to swap the leaky biro for something more elegant, pick out your favourite notelets and put pen to paper. We all know that Happiness is Handwritten so, take advantage of the season and send someone a letter this week. And if you’d like someone new to write to, be sure to request a pen-friend here.
In honour of the week, I’m going to celebrate my current favourite stationery:
This little letterpress sketchbook is filled with grand plans, scribbled ideas and frayed edged pictures. I’m using it to develop some exciting new projects and I can’t think of a better place to do so. Made by Bison Bookbinding.
As you well know, I’m a big fan of doing Random Acts of Joy as often as possible rather than waiting for a specific moment. But there’s something even more exciting about doing them on a designated day. It’s the same reason why, no matter how regularly you enjoy a slice of cake, the piece you eat on your birthday always tastes better.
So what Random Act of Joy can you do to celebrate World Kindness Day today?
You can read my perspective in the here, but here are a few ideas to get you started.
Smile at someone. Leave a lovely comment on someone’s Facebook photo. Tell a colleague why you think they’re great at their job (even if they’re normally really annoying and leave all the work to you). Make everyone a cup of tea. Buy sweets for the team. Pick up a piece of litter. Give up your seat. Hold open the door. Send someone a postcard. Start a conversation with a stranger (not in a creepy way). Carry someone’s bag. Buy someone flowers. Call a friend and let them talk all about themselves. Pay someone a compliment. Hide a note for a stranger. Leave a treasure trail for your family to come home to (preferably leading to something nice rather than the washing up). Introduce yourself to your neighbour. Volunteer. Pat a pet. And on and on and on.
Let me know what you do or what some other lovely person has done for you in the comments below.