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The Art of Random Acts of Kindness

In a world where we are constantly fighting over politics, religions, race, ethnicity, laws and just about everything else under the sun – kindness is sometimes over-looked and under appreciated. Wouldn’t it be nice if people were just kind?

During my trip to Paris over the last two-weeks, I was reminded where I inherited my desire to serve others – my Mother. She’s truly amazing. One day she was helping a little girl take her boat out of the Boat Pond at the Luxembourg Gardens. A few days later, she’s helping a Father walk his son down some uneven stairs in Butte de Chaumont Park. No one asked for help, she just did it. These are what I call, random acts of kindness.

Then when walking through the park of Paris’s probably most well known landmark, the Eiffel Tower, we found the United Buddy Bears Exhibit. The buddy bears for each country displayed with a unique, symbolic design of their country. There message, “We have to get to know each other better… it makes us understand one another better, trust each other more, and live together more peacefully.”

It got me thinking. If more people just were kind to others, then we would have more peace and understanding worldwide! So……

The Challenge: Perform a Random Act of Kindness

When: World Kindness Day is November 13, 2012! What a perfect time to plan your random act of kindness!

How: Below are some ideas I got from The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation….get creative!

Give Care Packs to the Homeless

Give the Elderly the Gift of Music

Help Someone for Free

Hold the Door Open for Someone

Let Someone Go in Front Of You in Line

More ideas here…..

What do You Get:  Expect to only feel warm and fuzzy inside! This is about doing something without expecting something in return. 😉

Everyone talks about making the world a better place, but few do things day-to-day that will truly make that dream a reality. Do your part. Start with World Kindness Day, but don’t stop there. Try to do something monthly, weekly, daily…as often as possible. Why not? What do you have to lose?

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2 Comments

  • Reply lerma November 22, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    I totally agree with you that we should always do kindness to other people. Helping them will do great things to make them happy even if we help them in a small way that we could. Anyway, I would like you guys to check this website http://www.migrationexpert.com/visa_us/. Migration Expert offers US visa for individuals who are applying for a visa.

  • Reply AnitaMac November 23, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    I know I have been the recipient of many random acts of kindness in my life.  I will be eternally grateful for those who have helped me in my times of need.  Everyone needs to practice random acts of kindness – the impact on those around you is huge!  Personally, when I am able to help someone like that, it makes me feel great!  The benefits flow both ways!

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