Have you ever been on the giving or receiving end of a random act of kindness? The idea has been around and running for years. One of our nephews was once waiting in line at a fast food drive thru and when he got to the pick up window to pay, the car in front of him had already paid for his meal. He was thrilled!
An act of kindness doesn’t always have to do with money. We think of volunteerism as an act of kindness and although it may not be random, it can be anonymous. For instance if you volunteer to pack up food for a food pantry, most recipients never see the many faces behind the scenes, working hard to ensure a family they do not know has food on the table.
Let’s try to perform a random act of kindness for someone one time before the year is up. Here are some suggestions: While out shopping, tell the manager at a store if you’ve seen an employee doing a good job at work. Leave a note for someone to have a great day. Send a “fun” box to a friend or relative for no occasion other than to bring a smile to their face – fill it with sweets, a magazine and a warm pair of socks! Anonymous or not, random or not, it’s all spreading good out into other people’s lives.
Going back to the question at the top of the blog, we’d love to hear if you’ve had any experiences…