Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Commit random acts of kindness

Yesterday while working on ridding my garden of its ample supply of weeds, I noticed the little postal truck making its way up my very steep street. It was a hot day and I was sweating and thought about how warm the postal worker (in her non-breathing polyester postal uniform must be.) So I went into the house and got a glass of ice water and handed it to her as she arrived at my mailbox. She gladly took the cold beverage and thanked me profusely telling me it was exactly what she needed. Refreshed, she went on her way to continue delivering the mail to the rest of my neighbors.

This random act of kindness took me about a minute and cost next to nothing. Why did I do it? Because I would want someone to do it for me. Because I know that kindness begets kindness and cruelty brings on cruelty. Who knows how my tiny uplifting moment effected the rest of her day. Who knows how it effected the lives of others that she touched. A little bit of caring goes a long way. A smile can change someone's life. Plus, I guarantee that YOU will have a better day if you fill it with actions that make others feel better.

Still not sure? Watch some of these videos.

Everyday acts of kindness awards

Try to treat others as you want to be treated

People doing the right thing

The Web as random acts of kindness

Have a kind day. It's free.

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