Random Act of Kindness

There’s so much going on in the world right now. It makes feel me sad, anxious and helpless. And it is very easy to lose hope, but we cannot do that. I always say that there’s a lot more “good” in this world than “bad”. That is what we should focus on. I see it every day happening where people are helping each other out of the goodness of their hearts. And let’s be honest, how great is it that our random acts of kindness and good deeds can make someone else’s day? So I challenge you to do a random act of kindness that can help carry out kindness daily and become an everyday hero.

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Photo courtesy of randomactsofkindness.org

 

Here are just a few ideas:

  • Find opportunities to give compliments. It costs nothing, takes no time, and could make someone’s entire day. Don’t just think it. Say it.
  •  Think of the amazing people in your life. Take an hour to write those people a letter, a card, a text or call them (the old fashioned way, LOL) telling them why they’re awesome.
  • Open doors to strangers – that’s always a winner.
  • Hold the elevator. Sometimes, when I hope the elevator will shut before someone else comes and slows me down, I think, “Am I really in that much of a rush that an extra minute will hurt me?”
  • Sometimes we shy away from people when we know they’re having a rough time. We assume we should wait for them to approach us, so we’re not intruding. Instead, ask them how they’re doing. If they don’t want to talk, they’ll say they’re “fine.” Many people will be relieved to have someone to talk to. If you don’t ask, they might never mention anything to you. They might not want to burden you with their problems.
  • Listen. Don’t interrupt. Something I learned from my husband is that people don’t always want us to suggest a solution. They just want us to listen. We underestimate how important and comforting it is to be listened to.
  • Carry around a $5 gift card so you can give it to someone who does something awesome. Or pay for someone’s order in line behind you. Create and carry “thanks for making my day” or “pay it forward” cards that you can give to people.
  • Photograph tourists. See a person or a couple trying to take a photo of themselves? Offer to take it for them. • Allow someone to help you. Let her/him enjoy performing an act of kindness.
  • Don’t ignore the next homeless person you see. Buy him food. Enjoy his smile when you give it to him. Carry around a care package of food or toiletries that you can give to a homeless person.
  • Support our troops by supporting families who have a member deployed. The families are often forgotten. Thank them for their sacrifices. Offer to help them around the house. Babysit. Let them know you recognize their sacrifice and ask how you can help.

These are just a few ideas, but there are so many other ways to show someone love and kindness. Just always remember: ‘bad’ things will happen, but there is more good than bad. There is more happiness than sorrow. There’s more life than death. It is all around us, as long as we are open to it.

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Photo courtesy of randomactsofkindness.org

 

If you guys are interesting in sharing your random act of kindness, please do so by posting it on our FB page and we’d love to see what you have been up to! 🙂

Tanya

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