In general, we live in a selfish world, but we have the power within ourselves to change that.
It really is the smallest acts of kindness that make someones day.
“How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it!”-George Elliston
I value kindness. I consider myself to be a giving person. I believe in the play it forward concept.
Imagine what this world would be like if everyone believed in play it forward. Imagine what the world would be like if everyone performed a random act of kindness each day.
The following was originally posted on my blog in April of 2009. I decided to repost it today, because having a tragedy like the one in Haiti has reminded me that we are capable of showing kindness.
Do you have what it takes to change the world?
“Someone once said “Don’t wait for people to be friendly, show them how.”
We can make a big difference in life. Our kind actions do affect those around us. Through giving, I’ve found that my life has meaning.
An online acquaintance of mine once asked me the following question: “Do you know why the Dead Sea is dead?”
Of course I didn’t know. His answer to the questions was:
“The dead sea is dead, because the water flows only one way. It does nothing but take, like many people we know.”
He compared me to the Atlantic. He said that I both take and give, therefore I thrive and give life to others.
It’s nice to know that someone saw me as the Atlantic.
Remember: “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” ~Aesop
Can you think of something someone has done recently that has meant a lot to you?
What are some ways of showing kindness?
Professor Chuck Wall of Bakersfield College, coined the phrase Random acts of kidness.
What random act of kindness will you perform today?
You can be one of those amazing people who’s overflows with the milk of human kindness.
Showing kindness even on a small level can have an effect on the world that we live in.
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