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.