I stumbled upon the Random Acts of Kindness website earlier this week. They have ideas on the site of things you can do to make a positive impact on the lives of other people — even if it is small.
One of my core values is that I want to make a positive impact on this world. I keep this blog not only to have a home for my writing, but also to keep a record for my children to read one day. So with that in mind, I am going to start writing about the little things I do occasionally to make someone else smile. Hopefully it will inpire you as well.
I started off my crusade yesterday. Ironically, I was already scheduled to donate blood. As I was leaving the United Blood Service, the man who had been donating next to me stopped me and asked if I could give his car a jump start, as he had a dead battery. Of course, part of me momentarily thought I hope he’s not just luring me towards his car, but I went with my gut, and promptly popped the hood and got out my jumper cables for him.
Bam. Two good deads in the karma bank. It feels good. Definitely had me smiling the rest of the day.
Earlier this week, I took a tip from the Random Acts of Kindness website, and put change in the vending machine at work, puting a post-it note over the payment slot saying “snack is on me!”
I’m hoping it helped someone with a pick-me-up for their afternoon.
Please let me know what your ideas are for Random Acts of Kindness!