By Mabel Peisley
It's cool to be kind
Mum and I originally started this campaign to document our little undercover kindness activities and to hopefully encourage other people to choose kindness. Being kind can really change the world – a smile at a stranger – or a pay it forward coffee; it all helps makes this world a nicer place to be.
So, whether you want to join our war on dreariness and negativity, or you just check in here for an uplift…welcome – we think you’re awesome, you matter, and you are worthy and we love having you in the world ~ Mabel
CURRENT KINDNESS CAMPAIGNS
There's nothing better than getting some Happy Mail on a bad day, because it puts a smile on your face! On top of the regular happy mail I send out, during the pandemic I also wrote letters to Elders in the Elders village to keep them connected while visits weren't happening!
SOME NO COST WAYS TO BE KIND TODAY
It's cool to be kind
Pick up litter
Let someone go ahead of you in a queue
Phone your Mum and tel her you love her
Write a letter to an Elder to tell them that they make the world a better place just by being here
Recycle (our planet needs us to be kind too!)
Bring your neighbours rubbish bins in
Smile at the check out person serving you
Compliment a stranger
Volunteer your time
Leave a little encouraging note in your library book for the next borrower
Open the door for someone
SOME COOL PLACES YOU MIGHT LIKE TO SUPPORT
Spread kindness where you can
Uncle Corey Tutt set up Deadly Science to make science accessible to mob all across the country.
Deadly Science’s first aim is to provide science books and early reading material to remote schools in Australia. As of June 2020 they have shipped over 4000 books 70 telescopes and 80 Foldscope kits plus other resources to over 70 schools with more to come.
You can find more details here: https://deadlyscience.org.au/
REMOTE OP SHOP PROJECT
Remote OpShop Project is a way to give your pre-loved items purpose by supporting the development of independent locally-owned OpShops in Aboriginal communities throughout remote Australia.
You can find more details on how to support their work here: http://www.remoteopshopproject.org/
HAPPY BOXES PROJECT
The Happy Boxes project coordinate the distribution of happy boxes filled with self care products to women and girls in remote areas across this whole country.
You can find more information about this project here: https://happyboxesproject.com/
Sisters Inside is a community organisation based in Queensland, which advocates for the collective human rights of women and girls in prison, and their families, and provides services to address their individual needs.
More information on Sisters Inside is here: https://www.sistersinside.com.au/
Aunty Debbie Kilroy who is the CEO of Sisters Inside has set up the #FreeHer Campaign to stop Aboriginal women being imprisoned for not being able to pay fines.
You can support the campaign here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/bfvnvt-freethepeople