Unfortunately, much of the world is suffering right now.
What can we contribute to lessen that suffering? I suggest we do more positive random acts of kindness. . . at least one a day.
You’ve probably heard stories of how kindness can snowball to create change for the good. And I think you’d agree that kindness is a fabulous attribute to share.
But even though we might already be showing kindness to others, when a golden opportunity surfaces, we miss it, or we choose a different direction. That’s not because we don’t care; it’s because we’re not thinking intentionally about being kind.
How can we do more?
Consciously do at least one intentional “random act of kindness” a day for the next year. You will feel good about it and so will everyone it touches.
If only 2,740 of us committed to doing this, we could log an extra one million acts of kindness by this time next year. How awesome would that be, especially as the snowball effect kicks in!
All you have to do is increase your awareness of the opportunities around you. There are plenty. And if you have difficulty with coming up with ideas, download this calendar of ideas from the Random Act of Kindness Foundation.
At a minimum, set up a subtle reminder in your daily electronic calendar. Prompt yourself with a message like “Make today special for someone.”
When you do this, acts of kindness will find ways to come back to you.