This morning, on what is considered ‘Blue Monday’ and the most depressing day of the year, we took to Stony Stratford High Street to spread kindness by handing out envelopes containing £10 to passers by.
Recipients were asked to spend the £10 to make a small act of kindness – a good deed such as paying for someone else’s parking, buying a stranger a coffee, donating to a charity or buying a meal for someone homeless.
It’s during this post-Christmas period that we often feel the weight and pressures of everyday life, and it’s easy to forget about doing something nice for others. However, it is scientifically proven that good deeds not only make us feel good, but have a significant health benefit, both physically and mentally.
Deborah comments: “Random acts of kindness are important to our wellbeing and happiness, and are an essential step to creating a kinder community. Each year we’re on a mission to have fun, be kind and inspire as many people as possible to do the same. Every little thing counts, as small as holding the door open for someone could be the highlight of someone’s day and make them smile. We hope this has inspired others to take a step out of their busy lives to give the gift of kindness to someone else.”
Through Yoga, Pilates and Meditation, we have helped to improve the health and wellbeing of over 6,500 residents in Milton Keynes over the last seven years, and continue to do so with a variety of classes each week.
We offer over 50 classes each week catering to all abilities. With classes including, Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Meditation and specialist courses and workshops for Pregnancy, Mummy and Baby and much more, there is something to suit all ages.