acts of kindness

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Random acts of kindness are awesome and they make the world go around. These awesome acts can either spontaneous or planned, and I believe that random acts of kindness are encouraged by various communities. A random act of kindness is a selfless act performed by a person or people wishing to either assist or cheer up an individual person or people. The phrase may have been coined by Anne Herbert, who says that she wrote “Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty” on a place mat at a Sausalito restaurant in 1982 or 1983.

Enough with the history, let’s get to the real stuff. Saying goodbye to the weekend and hello to another work week can make Monday feel like a major bummer and it’s never a fun thing to do. Rather than drowning your sorrows in coffee and spreadsheets, give your mood a little boost with random acts of kindness. These acts truly go along way, just like a smile.

So far I am holding a pretty good tally with my acts. Over the weekend, my acts started and I’ve been feeling great about them. After eating lunch, I asked my server to box up my leftovers and  a homeless person (who was my age) came up to me and asked me for my food. Without hesitation, I said yes and handed them over. He must have been starving and really looking for a meal. He was gracious beyond belief and immediately starting eating.

Random acts of  kindness really make you smile. Whatever you are doing today, try to fit in a little nicety.

good people

performing random acts of kindness

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There are “good people” left in the world. That’s such a blanket statement, but let me tell you about these so called good people.

I come back from a meeting and I have an emailing waiting for me in my inbox from a good friend of mine. Let’s call her Madison. The email is titled, “So this was my morning…..” Needless to say with a subject like that, I opened the email immediately. Much to my surprise, the email was talking about Madison’s woes of a Thursday morning. All said and done, she was locked out of her apartment with her dog. Madison had 6% battery left and wasn’t wearing shoes. She managed to call a locksmith and her boss before her phone died, putting her off to a pretty good start this morning. Finally, 30 minutes later, the locksmith came and rather than unlocking her car, he noticed a shivering dog with a frozen girl not wearing shoes in 30 degree weather. Without any questions, he opened the backdoor of the house.

This is the part where the nice people come in.

Madison tried to pay the locksmith, but he refused to accept payment. Rather than her paying, he wrote down that he performed an auto unlock, which was covered by her insurance. His fatherly ways took over as he yelled at Madison to get inside before she caught a cold.

Sure, the story was hilarious to read, but that’s not the point. The point is there are always people out there who do things for the greater good. When you need a little pick me up the most, there they are—waiting for you. I hope you take this story and realize that you’re one of those good people left in the world, too. Today, I challenge you to perform a random act of kindness.