Wednesday, February 23, 2011

PBG Good News: Your Assignment - A Random Act of Kindness

For the past few weeks I have been trying to find inspiring stories about groups or individuals who are making a difference.  Some of the stories have been so touching and inspirational that I find myself wanting to do more, even in the smallest ways possible. 

It is so easy to do good.  The smallest gesture can make someone's day or even their week.  I really believe it is the little things in life that make it worthwhile.  Most of us can not afford to feed a family of 4 for a year.  But, the next time you are out for dinner maybe you can afford to buy dinner for a family instead of going to the movies and buying treats.  Or, maybe you can buy a coffee for a co-worker or for the stranger in line behind you at the Timmie's drive through.  Even if you don't have any money you can still make someone's day a little brighter by holding the door open for them, offering them a smile or complimenting them on their fabulous shoes or great haircut. 

Kindness is free, and that is the best part.  Can you do me a favour?  Offer a random act of kindness to someone today.  Even if it us just a small gesture.  Because, imagine, if you could make someone happy.  And they can pay that happiness forward with another act of kindness, and THAT person pays it forward with ANOTHER act of kindness.  Kindness could be an infection in your office, town or household.  Help me make it happen.

Tell me about your random act of kindness in the comments below.  Tell the world that Kindness Matters...Bella says so!

1 comment:

  1. I meant to tell you about mine then it wouldnt post so I forgot... anyway! I was walking to the gym and this SUV pulls up and a guy was dropping off a little old lady. The streets may be plowed, but that makes giant hillocks of snow to clamber over and that is kind of hard when you are 80+ years old... I would assume.

    So I stalked into the calf deep (maybe ankle for you tall girl) fresh stuff, on top of the 2 foot high uneven slippery mess underneath, and helped support/carry/drag this woman to the sidewalk.

    Yes I then had to endure 5 minutes of talk about how Jesus was going to thank me and save me if I let him in my heart and I should be wearing a winter jacket because Jesus wants me to be warmer... but it was worth it... I felt better...