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26 Acts of Kindness

Leaving a lottery ticket on someones windshield, paying for someone’s groceries, deliver pizza to the fire station, were just a few of thousands of small acts, people are sharing all over the world.  There has been an unexpected movement of good will from a social media post of one simple idea that said, “Imagine if we all committed one act of kindness for each precious life lost in Newtown Connecticut.  This effort, “26 Acts of Kindness” on Facebook and Twitter has gone viral.  We anxiously joined and completed all 26 acts within three days.  The note card above was included with each gift.

My favorite was #21, when we paid for the groceries of a person in front of us… As I was passing the woman the note card, the toddler in the cart said, “thank you”, and gave me a wave.  There was not a dry eyeball in that line, that moment was priceless.

As more and more people join the Kindness Revolution, the downward spiral of society fueled by selfishness, materialism and greed will be slowed, and even reversed. As this happens it will promote an enhanced feeling of ‘belonging’ in the community, and give a greater sense of meaning and purpose.  Acts of kindness should be a way of life.

Embracing the Spirit of Giving,

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When a Hero Comes Along

This is the time of year when giving is in full swing… giving of time with family and friends, sharing special foods, gifts and celebrations, but recently I experienced the spirit of giving at a whole new level.

CNN aired a special tribute called “Hero of the Year”, where they featured ordinary people, telling their stories of selfless acts of kindness, courage and perseverance.

Providing medical services for impoverished children, rescuing young female victims from sexual exploitation, building homes for disabled veterans, were just a few of the many ways these people turned small acts of kindness into historic passions of service… changing the lives of so many people.

The show really inspired me to think and ask myself…

What can I do to help someone else?

When I was depleted, depressed, or down, what or who helped me?

How can I make life a little easier for another person?

It does not have to be anything grand and elaborate, just one simple act, that could save someone’s life.

Today I will open myself to the fearless possibilities, and the hero in me…how about you?

If you’re looking for some ideas, check out a book called “Spirit of Service, Your Daily Stimulus For Making A Difference” by Harper Collins Publishers.

Its a daily guide of turning well intentions into action, one day at a time.  Its already making a huge impact in my life.  I’m sure it will do the same for you.

Edmund Burke says “No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little”.

Embracing the Spirit of Giving,

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