NOT SO RANDOM ACTS
We have all seen different lists of Random Acts of Kindness on blogs and Pintrest. You may wonder are these really random or just being kind and doing the right thing? Each week, I will highlight stories of different acts of kindness that might be random or not so random. Focusing on individuals that have cultivated their resources, talents, or time to maybe shine brightly in someone else's life from their current environment. They are simply living God's command "...Love your neighbor as yourself" LV 19:18
“Don’t wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good; try to use ordinary situations.” John Paul Richter
Email me random acts of kindness you and/or your family have done for others. I will comply them for a future blog post.
Here are a few Not So Random Acts of Kindness that don’t take much time or money.
When you say, “I will pray for you!” Actually pray with that person, when they tell you of life circumstances.
Write a handwritten note to an old friend.
Instead of just thinking it, compliment someone
Let the person that seems rushed to cut in front of you in line
Leave a nice note or little gift for a co-worker
Run errands for someone
Collect clothes to take to a local shelter
Pay for the coffee or meal of the person behind you in the drive-thru
Buy coffee or dessert for someone eating alone
Take water or hot coco to a homeless person
Send a card to a struggling friend
Invite someone who is alone over for dinner
Cook dinner for a busy parent
Send a care package to a soldier
Donate food to the food pantry
Secondly, I will explore ways we can open the eyes of the next generation to problems that are happening in our communities, as well as the rest of the world. Many times we feel the problems we read about seem too big for us to do anything about. The catalyst can be education and gathering friends around a specific issue. Whether the problem is on the other side of the globe or locally, the most effective supporters will donate not only their money, but also time. I will post stories of people that identified problems, and by small efforts were able to make a real change in someone’s life.