Have you ever noticed how even a small act of kindness such as holding the door for someone can brighten your day?
How having a complete stranger pay for your family’s meal at a restaurant can impact your mood and overall thoughts on life?
No matter how big or small, an act of kindness can go a long way. In a world where everyone is constantly in a rush, simple actions such as holding a door or saying thank you often get skipped over.
These simple actions should be norm, not the constant demand for things and rude behavior. I think it’s the expectation that we have that people should do things for us, rather than us all being together in a collective society.
Over the next month (and hopefully throughout this new year) I challenge you to simply be kind.
Remember your manners, do something random to brighten someone’s day, do something without looking for recognition; do something kind simply because it makes someone’s day (and your own) better.
Here a few random acts of kindness that are simple to sneak into your day:
-Pay for the person behind you in line, or leave a gift card/specific dollar amount for them.
-Bake cookies for a neighbor, friend, or colleague just because.
-Write a kind note and mail it, or send a”thinking of you” text message.
-Buy an extra book of stamps at the post office and tell the postal worker to give them to the next person who asks to buy stamps.
-Leave a coupon in a store next to the item it’s for.
-Leave a quarter in an Aldi’s shopping cart.
-Buy a reusable bag for the next person in line at a store.
-Say please, thank you, and ask someone simply how their day is going.
An act of kindness doesn’t have to be big (or expensive). Simply holding the door open, lending a an extra hand to someone who is carrying too much can make a big difference.
What random act of kindness will you do? Have you ever been the recipient of an act of kindness? Share with PMB!
Spread kindness today and always!