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February is often thought of as a drab, miserable month with the holidays long over and spring a long way off. Which is why I love the idea of Feel Good Feb, an initiative started by Australian teacher, writer and activist Linda Pang.

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Photo via Feel Good Feb

According to the website,

Feel Good Feb was created to encourage and inspire people to initiate random acts of  kindness for their fellow community members. There has been extensive research to prove that ‘giving out good’ not only benefits the receiver but also increases the happiness of the giver. There’s mental happiness and physical benefits for all involved. It is a win-win situation!

In our fast changing world, there seems to be a lot of negative news that we are exposed to. Feel Good Feb is here to bring a ray of brightness and light into the world – and it’s done by YOU.

We would love people to have the intention and take the time to simply ‘lift the vibe’ of those around them. One random act of kindness (RAK) can bring a smile to someone’s face. No matter how big or how small your RAK is, you will be helping make someone’s day that much better.You can literally change their life just by being kind. Then in turn, maybe they will do a kind deed for someone else.  Kindness will flow organically, creating a ripple effect of happiness.

What a brilliant idea. Small gestures can make a big difference. How about paying for an extra bottle of water at the yoga studio and ask the receptionist to give it to the next person through the door? Or taking the time after class to chat to introduce yourself to a fellow student? Or writing a note to a friend you haven’t seen lately?

There are so many ways we can lift and encourage each other. Let’s do it!

Share your ideas for random acts of kindness in the comments!