Thursday, July 24, 2008

"ARK" (Act of Random Kindness)

It’s my hope that through this blog I can inspire someone to take the focus off themselves and put it on to others. And one way of doing that is through an Act of Random Kindness. Every day we go through stuff, the good and the bad, but it’s in those tough times that when we reach out to someone else in time of need, or just do a simple deed for someone else, it makes our own personal struggles a little more bearable.

Every day we have the opportunity to pass by someone in the grocery store, in a restaurant, in the line at the bank, to simply put it, in our everyday tasks we always have the opportunity to pass by strangers. Everyone has deadlines to meet, people to see, and places to go, and in the midst of all that, we seldom take the time to listen to the stories of others, because we’re so busy in the doing, we never take the time to stop. People will take the time to share, if they realize that you are lending a listening ear.

Kindness can go a long way. It can put a smile on a face that hasn’t smiled in a long time. It can bring hope to a person when all they’ve known is hopelessness. It can bring peace to a heart, where peace has never resided. You get the jist :)

So, I encourage you today, in some way, big or small, to offer some kindness to somebody today and just see what God can do…. You’ll be just as equally blessed!!

Act- The process of doing.

Random- Having no specific pattern, purpose or objective.

Kindness- Benignity, benevolence, humanity, generosity, charity, sympathy, compassion, tenderness.


1 comment:

Michaelene said...

You are wise beyond your years! Thank you for the reminder, it's nice to be nudged sometimes.
And I hope that your day will be filled with the kindness of complete strangers, too!