Here are some suggestions from Living Well and online for ways to give. Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Give someone a wave from your window. Join an online community group. Look out, as well as in. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around you.

Give online

Do you have any children in your family? Could you read them a book via Zoom or another similar online platform? You will not only be giving the child the wonderful gift of a story but also their parents five minutes’ peace!

Give offline

Get in touch with someone: maybe you haven’t heard from a loved one for a while, perhaps you’ve lost touch or maybe you simply haven’t seen someone as much as you normally would. Pick up the phone, send a message or an email, or write a letter or postcard. What’s better than receiving an unexpected note through your door?

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