Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Simply Kind Tuesdays - Random Acts

It's been difficult coming up with something to talk about today for Simply Kind Tuesdays. I've tried to think of a kind act I witnessed or one I performed and I'm coming up with zilch. Oh, sure, there's the every day niceties like allowing others to walk before you and opening doors for them but nothing that jumps out at me as "Wow, wasn't that nice?"

For one of my 101 in 1001 goals, I listed that I must perform at least one random act of kindness per month. Doesn't sound like much. It should be weekly or daily but in my mind, this random act of kindness should be something significant. I try to be kind to everyone at all times but I want to step it up a notch and go out of my way to be kind. Not for the glory or thank you I'd receive, just to truly help out another person and make their day a little brighter.

So, instead of walking around looking for acts of kindness in others, my pledge is to actively seek out ways I can make a difference in someone else's life today.

You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. ~John Wooden


  1. Good for you! I've found that as soon as I say, "I'm going to do an act of kindness"? The opportunity arises. Unbelievable.

    Great post!

  2. Thank you.

    I needed the reminder.

    Really, it's effortless when I ask for the opportunity to avail itself.
    I simply fail to ask sometimes. *sigh*


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