Random acts of Kindness  

hotandhorny107 58F
339 posts
6/24/2006 1:09 pm

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Random acts of Kindness

Perhaps I have written about this before, and forgive me for repeating myself if I have, however not enough can ever be said for performing random acts of kindness. Now I know that lots of us do things every day that go totally unappreciated or wnot done simply because we may be in such a pissy mood we want to spread it about. But stop and think about the big picture for a moment. What or who does it hurt to put a hand out to help? Hold the door open for the next person, let that guy with one item go ahead of you in the grocery line when you have a large amount to purchase.

Ever notice that when you are talking to someone you don't know (that nameless/faceless voice) you are more apt to express anger/disgust, and other unacceptable behavior than if you were speaking face to face? Or use language that is very colorful. Despite the fact that the person on the other end is simply doing their job?

And when did driving from here to there become a race to the next red light? Did passing me out and cutting me out make that much of a difference in getting to where you were going? Or in some cases, did it cause you or someone else harm? I have seen that happen as well.

So may I be so bold as to suggest that each of us here in blogland perform one random act of kindness each day. More if the opportunity arises. Imagine what could happen if people were simply kinder to one another without having a reason to be.. We have all seen the results of kindness after natural disasters and the like. But what about the everyday need that is so prevalent everywhere one looks. Homeless, helpless people roam our streets, some by choice, but when was the last time a child was homeless by choice? Or someone had to decide if they should buy their medicine or groceries? A lot of people in this country fall through the cracks. They make too much money for any kind of assistance, yet still can't afford to live, eat and pay the bills on the meager pay they get...
So instead of getting Junior the newest gameboy or play station or whatever, send a donation in his name to an agency. Or have him volunteer somewhere allowing him to see the other side of life. Then buy the freaking IPOD or cellphone or whatever his materialistic self wants. Maybe he will change his mind...

I could go on but I just realized that I have gotten up on my soap box again....But just think about it for a moment Can one random act of kindness change the world? Could it change yours?

SpaceRangerNJ 55M
4687 posts
6/25/2006 10:14 pm

I'm with you. You can certainly make someones day.

In addition, One thing I love to do is get people to smile. Just flash a smile at someone passing by; the person in that other car for example.

A random act of humanity, like a random act of kindness goes a long way too. Taking the extra minute with a person just to acknowledge that they are a person can brighten up their day.

Good thoughts.

oldemt47 69M

6/26/2006 7:35 am

I have live my life with the "Pass it forward" and "do unto others" philosophy for 58+ years (well maybe only 50+ years). But right now I am looking for some of the "what gos around comes around" to find me. I still thank the voice at the fast food drive-through, and wish the person who takes my money and gives me my food "had a great day". and I let that person who looks like they have someone waiting for them out at intersections and in front of me a Wal-Mart. But I could use a little back now that the company I gave 29 years to said they no longer needed me.... Sorry, did not mean to vent on you blog. Yes we need more "random acts of kindness" (I even paid tolls for the car behind several times!) It does come around, just not when you think it will. Here is an Old EMT Hug... { }

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