Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. – Scott Adams
Random acts of kindness are quite possibly my most favorite thing in the world. How great is it to do something nice for somebody just because, and to expect nothing in return. It can be as simple as paying for the coffee of the person behind you in the drive thru to donating bone marrow. It doesn’t matter what you do, just that you do it. Think about it, if you do something nice for somebody, and they do something nice for somebody, the potential exists for those “random acts of kindness” to increase exponentially. This is not a new idea, and it’s certainly not MY idea. There was a great movie that came out several years ago called Pay It Forward about a young boy who decides to pay favors, not back, but forward that explores this concept with some amazing results. Again, it doesn’t have to be a big thing. The other day I was at Wal-Mart and the woman ahead of me in line left her credit card sitting by the debit machine when she left. It took no time or effort for me to grab the card and call out to her, but it saved her from possible identity theft. Hopefully she’ll pay that favor forward to somebody else and it will go on down the line.
Have you done, or experienced a random act of kindness? Please share it here!