Okay guys, I’m going to be honest with you I didn’t complete one big random act of kindness every day for the past week. However, it’s not one of those things where it was laziness or I just didn’t care to, but it’s a lot harder than it looks when you go looking for ways to go out of your way to help people.
The second day of the week when I was on my way to class the girl who was walking in front of me dropped her water bottle but I was in too awkward of a position to pick it up for her, so that was a fail.
The days after that there was just no opportunities in between school and then going straight home to do homework and soccer practice. I mean I let people in on the freeway and I stop for pedestrians in shopping centers to let them cross. I hold doors open for people and say please and thank you.
However not once was I faced with someone who needed help pushing their car or anything of that nature and I feel like it defeats the whole purpose if you go way out of your way to look for things to do. Of course just average volunteer work and things of that sort are exempt from this, but you get my point.
I guess what I’m getting at is that “Random Acts of Kindness” aren’t about saving the world or helping everyone, everywhere, all the time in some big significant way. It’s just about doing the little things you can do that can make everyone’s life run a little smoother. Like giving someone a quarter when they come up $0.14 short when paying for their food, or just simply opening the door for them. Every little thing counts.
I still encourage all of you to take part in tblRandom Acts of Kindness Week whenever you like, but keep in mind that it’s not about changing someone’s life in some big drastic way, it’s just about keeping it in the back of your mind so you’re a little more likely to do the little things that really matter.