This week is International Random Acts of Kindness Week. Each day this week, do something nice for someone else. Pay for the meal of the person behind you in the drive-thru, give someone a compliment, shovel your neighbor's sidewalk if it snows, water your neighbor's flowers if you live in a warm area, park your car a little further away from the store to leave that close space for someone who may have difficulty walking long distances, give a donation to a charity, volunteer somewhere - you get the idea.
We shouldn't need a special week designated to do something nice, but we all know how busy life gets. There are meetings to attend, deadlines to meet, chauffeur duties for your children, etc., etc., etc. We're stressed and stretched to the limit and sometimes we need a reminder to step back a bit and realize that everyone else is in the same boat that we are. Sometimes all it takes is a smile or a kind word to brighten someone's day.
“Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference.”
Let's all make a difference this week.
Did you see a random act of kindness take place? Were you the recipient of one? Were you the giver? Post your stories here and spread a little kindness.