By Brylie Dauparas
Living in a digital world, it’s sometimes hard to push through the negative news & imagery that fills our feeds. In my experience the good news stories are hard to find amongst all of the trolls and gossip media. So much so, I often find myself repelled or sickened by what I am reading and I have to switch it off.
Then I stumbled over an initiative that I was drawn to. It’s called ‘Feel Good Feb’.
Feel Good Feb is a month-long initiative dedicated to promoting good deeds within the community, where people perform random acts of kindness for others. It was started by a Sydney mum, Linda Pang, who was teaching empathy to her children.
I was instantly inspired to share this initiative with my colleagues and challenge them to get involved. I am going to encourage them to do one random act of kindness for someone over the month of February. It can be as little as shouting someone a coffee or writing a thank you note. Alternatively, it can be something you have wanted to do for a long time, for instance, my colleague is going to volunteer at a homeless shelter and cook meals one evening.
What will I do?
Well, I am going to give blood for the first time. Something that I should have done years ago.
What will you do?