Dani started doing random acts of kindness on 1st January 2016. This was for several reasons, one being the development of GLAS and another was to to introduce more kindness into her own life.
The plan was originally to do this for the month but by the end of January she’d already started to make a number of discoveries.
- Just doing an act wasn’t enough
- To examine the definition and meaning of kindness
- The power of kindness on her and others including strangers
- The way in which kindness spreads
- Kindness has to start with yourself
She also found that kindness was the key to flipping judgement, something that plagues society and each of us.
Having completed a full year of daily acts of kindness, she created a short film of her year. Apart from capturing the learnings she wanted to look at how children could be inspired. In early 2017 she presented the film to a primary school which led to her designing workshops based on kindness and how it fits into GLAS.
The daily acts of kindness continued throughout 2017 but now with the hope of spreading kindness. In 2018 the focus shifted slightly, still with daily acts, which continue to be recorded on Twitter. Dani’s aim now is to simply #inspirekindness
Dani lives by the quote “be the change you wish to see in the world” and she certainly wishes to live in a kinder world. She can’t imagine ever stopping her acts of kindness and looks forward to her 2000th acts and beyond.
On 26th September 2018 Dani will complete her first 1000 days #1000days
Listen to a recent interview Dani gave with Kaye Adams on BBC Radio Scotland