This week, we celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day, a tradition that started in 1995. Random acts of kindness are spontaneous. What does that mean? It means you hold the power right now to change the course of someone’s day. I think most of us get caught up in our own lives and the daily schedules we get locked into and forget that the simplest of things can make the most significant impact on someone else. It could be a smile, a compliment, paying for a meal, or offering assistance to someone in need. Just think how different this world would be if everyone took a few minutes out of their week to do something for someone else. Start today and make someone’s day better.
Something to Think About
Even though we have a special day to celebrate random acts of kindness, this is an activity that we should all practice every day! Imagine a world where you can succeed by being nice. Where we all pay it forward. Where people look out for each other. It all starts with an act.
Make random acts of kindness a family project this week and this year. It’s easy to get the whole family involved. As you collaborate on ways to show kindness, you’ll be teaching your kids to pay it forward and show kindness to others every day in a variety of ways.
Words of Wisdom
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Carry out a random act of kindness with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. – Princess Diana.
Remember, there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. – Scott Adams
Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. – Mother Teresa.
Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver. – Barbara De Angelis