Several years ago there was this big radical movement – do something for someone just to be nice. Do a “random act of kindness”. The idea was unusual. Don’t do something for the recognition, don’t wait to be asked, and don’t expect anything in return. Just do it. (Now I am mixing slogans…)
My husband loves to do random acts of kindness. In fact, he is one of the most generous men I know. Like anyone, he appreciates praise and recognition, but he also is very good at giving to others without taking credit. We are comfortable in our life and he is grateful that he is able to share that. So often I forget to tell him how proud I am of him.
Have you ever been the recipient of an anonymous act of kindness?
One day I was in a drive-thru and the car in front of me paid for my drink. For no reason, just to be kind. They passed the message to me “I hope you have a great day. Pass it on.” It really brightened my day. Even just a small gesture can do the same. I love when someone holds the door open for me. Or the wonderful young man who helped me unload my groceries before he went into shop for himself. It is just the little acts that remind me that people really are good. It reaffirms my faith in humanity. It makes me smile.
Pass it on.
Thank you for the good and kind people in this world. Thank you those people who find joy in life and are able to share it. Thank you for your Son, who taught us to give through his ultimate sacrifice.