banner
Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Random Acts of Kindness

Posted May 18, 2007 7:23 a.m. EDT
Updated May 18, 2007 11:23 a.m. EDT

We certainly did a lot of venting yesterday in our pet peeve discussion.  Thanks for playing along.  I will contact the winner of the contest.

Let's end the week on a postive note.  I would like to challenge you to perform a random act of kindness today and after you've done so to tell us on this blog what you did.  The person with the best story will win a prize.

If you're not familiar a random act of kindness is a good deed done without any expectation of getting something in return. 

Many of these acts are done anonymously. I recall the time while driving out of state the motorist in front of me paid my toll at a toll booth. That simple gesture made me smile the rest of the day.

Other examples include:

Visiting a neighbor you've never met.

Cutting the grass for an elderly neighbor.

Giving someone your total and undivided attention.

Writing a poem for someone you love.

Reading a book for a child or someone who is blind.

Setting a date to see someone you've said you were going to see.

Visiting a friend in the hospital.

Writing a note of  forgiveness.

Engaging every person you meet with a warm smile.