Acts of kindness can be easy to do, yet have a tremendous impact on the world around us and beyond. I am sharing 10 simple ideas of how you can spread kindness today!
“Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.” —Eric Hoffer.
I’d like to tell you a story about how I watched a string of acts of kindness unfold in front of me. And it left me feeling happy!
A couple of weekends ago, our family had traveled to Tennessee for my daughter’s volleyball tournament. We had gone to grab some breakfast at the hotel restaurant before leaving for the day. While we were waiting to be helped, one of the ladies that had been waiting on her food, told the staff to just give her food to someone else because she didn’t have any longer to wait. She’d already paid for her chicken and waffles. When the food was brought out, the staff offered it to one of us who may want it.
The lady in front of us happily accepted it but proceeded to then leave a tip for the waitress that was in the amount of the food. A kindness chain was forming quickly. The waitress then looked at me and took our order. When she brought it out, she said, just enjoy it. Free of charge! So, 3 acts occurred over the course of 10 minutes and it was contagious. The next step? For me to spread the chain myself.
Have you ever thought about the effect that simple acts of kindness can have on others? Think about the last time someone held the door for you, or maybe someone said something to you that was complimentary. If we’re having a bad day, things like this can impact us and potentially turn that bad day around. Acts of kindness can be easy to do, yet have a tremendous impact on the world around us and beyond.
Be the one to start that ripple effect today.
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