What is a RAKtivist I hear you ask..
‘RAKtivist’ is short for ‘Random Acts of Kindness activist’.
They’re the people that end up brightening what otherwise would’ve been ‘just a normal day’. You know the sort. The clerk at the store who tells you to ‘have a great day’…and really means it. The person on the bus who offers their seat to a pregnant or elderly person. The little, tender gestures when you need them most, (but expect them the least).
Yep. Those are the ones that stay with you. The Random Acts of Kindness that connect you to your humanity, reminds you how much love there is in the world, and inspires you to pay it forward. Can you imagine a world where Kindness is the Norm?
Yeah. That’s the world RAKtivists want. That’s why they do what they do. And it requires some intentional actions. The RAKtivist community connects passionate people to one another to share ideas and resources and celebrate kindness in everyday life.
RAKtivists inspire and celebrate Random Acts of Kindness. It’s definitely not normal. But it might be soon.
How I got to here..
Since I was bullied at school, I have actively had an interest in ways to combat it.
In 2014 I started a website promoting anti-bullying campaigns. Don’t take this the wrong way but NONE of the campaigns work.
I watched campaign after campaign start, often after the death of someone that had been bullied. Every single campaign had the right intention, but the reality is, in 50 years not one single campaign, measure, program did anything to stop bullying. If anything, with social media it only got worse.
My son showed me a glimmer of hope. He showed me that the youth of today does think differently to my youth. There was hope.
Then I watched a couple of tv talk about the death of their two sons, and there answer… KINDNESS. I watched with happy tears in my eyes that finally there was an answer.
GENERATIONAL CHANGE = BE KIND, ACT WITH KINDNESS
I am now a RAKtivist – Random Acts of Kindness activist