DON’T JUDGE EACH DAY BY THE HARVEST YOU REAP BUT BY THE SEEDS THAT YOU PLANT.”
—Robert Louis Stevenson
What the world need is more Random Acts of Kindness !
Random acts of kindness, can make quite a significant difference in this world, when you pay-it-forward. Think about it, not only would it brighten another person’s day, it would set into motion a chain reaction of events.
If you pay it forward to three people, who again pay it forward to three others themselves, it will make a big difference in this world of ours today. You don’t have to be rich, powerful, or influential. Ordinary people can help to make this world a better place, simply by taking a moment to give a little kindness.
Guess what? It really isn’t tough to do; here are some ideas :
- People don’t hear how special they are often enough. This act of kindness is a simple way to appreciate others in a lasting and touching way.
- Take five minutes to send cards to sick children who are fighting serious illnesses and want to receive mail.
- Just say to a member of our Arm Forces “Thank You For Your Service”
- Make cards, then deliver to children in US hospitals. This would be a perfect activity for individuals, families and classrooms.
- You can greet someone with a hello and how are you doing?
- Send someone a handwritten letter or postcard.
- Give someone a hug.
- If you walk by a car with an expired parking meter, put a quarter.
- Offer to buy a homeless person a meal, and talk while that person eats.
- Smile at someone on the street, just because.
- Give away stuff for free on Craigslist.
- Say yes at a store when the cashier asks if you want to donate $1 to whatever cause.
- During the holidays go to a store to pick out and buy a gift for a child who might not get many gifts.
The Internet is full of negativity.
Next time you see an excellent social media post or read a well-written article, let the person know!
One never knows how the person receiving the random act of kindness will react! That person could be alone or going thru a significant problem.
As a result of your actions, that person might pay it forward. Not to
mentions how it will make you feel to think about someone other than yourself.
I really have this thing about doing something for other people. Over the years, I have gone over and beyond the call of duty giving to others. One day I was at the grocery store, two women were ahead of me; they had almost $200.00 worth of food and not enough money to pay for it. I watched as they choose items to be removed. So after all of that, they were still short $19.00. Therefore, I decided to go into my pocket and pay the balance myself.
In doing so…it didn’t hurt me at all.
Final note, Some people schedule pay-it-forward moments into their daily routines because kind acts make them feel good. Everyone needs help and attention at times. It’s up to us to act when the opportunity presents itself.