Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Random Acts Of Kindness

I try to do my part to help folks out when I can. I'll never belong up there in the echelon of philanthropists like Bill Gates or Oprah but I feel that even the smallest act of kindness these days can go a long way.

Here's something easy and relatively inexpensive that you can do the next time you go through a drive thru window at your favorite fast food joint. When you get to the cash window tell the worker that you want to pay for the order behind you if there is one. I usually try and check out the folks behind me because I can't afford to pay for a baseball team's victory dinner at McDonald's.

If it's one or two people it's probably going to be less than ten bucks and that's something I can do every once in awhile. Give it a try, not only will you make somebody else's day, you'll be surprised at how good it makes you feel.

If enough people do it don't be surprised to learn one day that somebody has bestowed a random act of kindness on you and given you a free lunch.

6 comments:

A Lil Enchanted said...

Wow! What an awesome and generous idea. I know sometimes we scrape up change just to grab a burger when payday is a day or two away... it would be so awesome if this happened to someone who really needed it... I can just imagine how happy and surprised they would be.

I left an award for you over on my blog :)

A Lil Enchanted,
~LaShan~

Unstoppable Spirit said...

Small act of kindness does go a long way. Thank you for sharing this. Reminds me of being more kind and generous.

Rae said...

Love the idea!
I'm starting to see a softer side of you. Get Mom back into the picture and I bet your pleasant nature will go downhill fast! :)
(Seriously- I love the conversations between mom and daughter!So familiar...)

Mom said...

I love doing this. I usually do this if there is a police officer behind me, though not only then.

I also love doing other little things randomly...

Jordasche Bledsoe said...

That's true, thank you for sharing. I think its a great idea to promote kindness.

Madhuri said...

I think its a fantastic idea! Any such thing would completely make my day. Kindness when least expected is one of the best forms of kindness.

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