Saturday, May 22, 2010

Random Acts of Kindess

Nothing feels better than the random kind act, that is both unsuspecting and truly random. It gives you a feeling of the goodness that exists. We all hear stories of the bad that is around us, but an act of kindness, especially when the giver and receiver are total strangers, is hard to beat. I have been the recipient of two very random acts of kindness recently, and am conscience of how grateful I am to have experienced them, and I'm also anxious for the opportunity to become the giver of a random act of kindness. Last night, to reinforce this, there was a program on TV that I watched... it was called, "What would you do?" and it featured stories that were secretly videotaped to see peoples reactions to tough situations. One story touched me, it featured people who did not have enough money to pay for their medications. In all cases, complete strangers stepped up to pay - $50 to $100 worth of medications for someone they didn't even know. It was all very moving. The simple act of one human being just wanting to help another. So I started to think, what kind of good can we bring to the world? What would happen if each of us were the giver of a Random Act of Kindess? Maybe if we all try it in the upcoming week, the recipients will simply "Pay it Forward". It's worth a shot, isn't it? After all, Kindness... it Really Does Matter!

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