May 16th is “Do Something Good For Your Neighbour Day” and over at Closet Geek Makes we are using this for Random Acts of Kindness.
A neighbour is defined as:
- a person who lives near another.
- a person or thing that is near another.
- one’s fellow human being.
Ever since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, we have seen some lovely examples of people helping other people. There has been a trend of sharing each other’s Amazon Lists, in order to gift items to one another. This is the concept that our Random Act of Kindness is based on.
How to participate:
First you will need to create an Amazon Wishlist (and it needs to be set to public so other’s can view it). You can place whatever you like on the list, for whatever value you like, but for the purpose of today I would kindly ask that you do have a handful of items around the £5-£10 mark. You should also know that if you post your link (to receive a gift) you should be prepared to buy a gift. Each person is only required to buy one gift, but if anyone wants to buy more than this, that is absolutely fine too.
This post will act as the place to post your links. I will place mine first as I’m sure no one will be leaping to go first anyway. When the second person comes along, they place their link and then browse mine to pick something to buy from it. You don’t have to buy there and then if you don’t have time, but do please remember to come back and do it (I will leave this post live for a while so all links are available). Amazon offers the function to ship directly to the recipient so make sure you choose this option (also make sure your default address is correct before posting your link!). Please note that you do not have to fill in Website to comment but Name and Email are compulsory. This is just so I can contact you if there is a problem. Feel free to put only a partial name or nickname.
When the next person comes along (the third person in this example), they place their link below and browse the list of the second person. As each person comes along, they post their link and then shop from the person above them’s list. Like I said before, you are more than welcome to purchase for more than one person if you are wanting to, but your one compulsory gift should be from the list of the person above you. This will ensure that everyone participating will receive at least one gift. As my link will be posted first, I will buy for the last person who places their link on the post later on today.
If you have any questions, please feel free to send a DM on Instagram. Please only post one comment here, which you can say whatever you like in but must include your link too, that way it will stop the post being too cluttered with other comments.
I’m really hoping a lot of people join in with this but I do also understand that not everyone is in a position to do so. If you can’t participate, please just do something kind for someone today. Check in on a friend, make a cuppa for someone in your household, make a handmade gift for someone – whatever you want – but just take the opportunity to make a Random Act of Kindness.