Feel Good Feb0
There’s been extensive research to show that ‘giving out good’ not only benefits the receiver but also increases the happiness of the person giving it.
Doing a Random Act of Kindness (RAK) is a concept that a lot of people already do. Feel Good Feb brings RAK into the spotlight and wants to inspire people to focus on being proactive, because in our busy lives, sometimes we need to slow down.
A RAK can be something as simple as helping an elderly person carry their groceries to their car, leaving a favourite book on the seat of a train or a bus for someone else to enjoy, or drawing smiley faces on the pavement with chalk near a playground to bring smiles to people’s faces. Other ideas include popping some veggie or herb seedling packets into your neighbourhood’s letterboxes or buying some book vouchers and leaving them on car windscreens.
Feel Good Feb has FGF Kindness Cards which are free to download and print out from our website. These FGF Kindness Cards are attached to gifts such as the seedling packets and books etc, with the words, “If this will brighten your day, please take me. Pass on this card and do a random act of kindness for someone else.”
Over the last 4 years, Feel Good Feb has held community events such as “Swap On the Corso” at Manly Beach in Sydney and partnered with various companies, Mona Vale Library and Harry Hartog Bookseller and hosted “Feel Good Feb Create Date” events. FGF Create Date events are held in early February and is a community event where everyone is welcome to come and hand make items such as jewellery and paint small canvases to give away during the month of February. These events are aimed not only to inspire creativity and generosity but as also as a way for social connection for human interaction.
Anyone is welcome to host a FGF Create Date within their community. Posters with ideas and resources for FGF are available to download free from www.feelgoodfeb.org
We have had companies, nursing homes and disability services participate in FGF throughout the years. For information, feel free to contact Linda by dropping her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.