It’s that time of year…our annual Take Time, Be Kind Campaign is underway at The Store!
Sure, we’ve got great coffee and muffin deals going on right now, but that’s not really what this campaign is all about. We’re talking about something much more meaningful than a creamy cappuccino or a fresh blueberry muffin: kindness!
We all know how busy life can be. Most of the time, it feels like we’re rushing from one thing to the next, barely finding enough time to breathe. Some days, taking time to be kind is just not a priority.
Well, we’re here to help change that!
Read on for 8 quick and easy ways to Take Time & Be Kind this month:
- Connect with a Friend
Think of someone you haven’t had a chance to catch up with in a while. Maybe that person is a childhood friend who moved to a new city, a previous co–worker you used to see every day, or even sweet old Granny or Grandpa.
Have someone in mind? Great!
Take a few minutes to pick up the phone, give them a call and let them know you care!
- Pay Someone a Compliment
Remember how great you felt when you were complimented on your new shoes? (And if you weren’t, hey! Nice shoes!) Well, you can pass that amazing feeling along with just a few simple words.
Make a point to pay someone a compliment or two everyday this month. Whether you say a few kind words to a friend, family member, colleague, or even a stranger, your praise might just make their whole day!
- Open a Door
This one is super easy. Walking into the office? Out of the grocery store? Wherever you are, be sure to take an extra second to hold the door for the person behind you. Simple, considerate gestures can really go a long way!
- Say Hello
It feels great to be acknowledged by others. So, be sure to acknowledge those around you! Lend a friendly greeting to all you come across…not only are you spreading kindness, we’re pretty sure it will also make your day better!
- Help Someone
Next time you see someone struggling with their grocery bags or awkwardly shuffling on an icy patch of ground, offer a helping hand. That person (and their unsquished tomatoes) will thank you!
- Give a Hug
Is one of your friends going through a rough patch or having an “off” day? There’s nothing quite like a hug from a loved one to help someone feel cared for. Go ahead, hold ‘em close. After all, what are friends for?
- Say Thank You
Okay, this one is also super easy. Make sure to thank your mailman, hairdresser, co-workers, waitress…everyone! There’s no better way to show someone you appreciate them and what they do. Maybe even leave a note and an Aromas coffee on someone’s desk or front door. Make it a habit to say thank you to everyone with a smile on your face!
That reminds us, we almost forgot to mention the best one: smile! Smiles can light up a room, brighten someone’s day, and send positive vibes to everyone around. P.S. – They’re also contagious. Give a smile, we bet you’ll get one back!
The truth is, none of us are ever “too busy” for these simple ways to be kind to others. Give out positivity and happiness, and that’s what you’ll get back.
Take Time, Be Kind…It only takes a moment!