Kindness…It Goes a Long Way

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My daughter’s school puts out a digital newsletter every week highlighting upcoming events, special days, and important reminders. As I was reading through it, I came across this quote being shared for an upcoming charity event and it struck a cord in my heart.

How true is this statement?

No act of kindness, NO MATTER HOW SMALL, is ever wasted. -Aesop

Acts of kindness are often judged by the size of the situation. But in reality, every act of kindness means something. Whether you open the door for a stranger, help a person stranded on the side of a highway, or make dinner for a new mother and father, every act of kindness counts.

I think this fact is shadowed by all the hate, killing, and drama around the world. If every person were to commit just one act of kindness every day, the world would be a much better place. Yes, there’s wars in almost every country, poverty, death, destruction. BUT, one act of kindness can bring light to our darkening world. Sitting around watching all the hate that takes place solves nothing. Hoping, praying, and thinking of a better world does nothing.

Actions speak louder than words.

Understand it, promote it, live it. For such a simple concept, it amazes me how many people don’t follow it.

It’s amazing how the universe sometimes just “gets you.” While grocery shopping last night, my 8 year old Princess helped an elderly woman put her grocery cart up (she just did it on her own). Princess saw her struggling and without a second thought she walked up to the woman and asked if she could take her cart. The woman was surprised, thankful, and amazed that a child acted in kindness. A simple act of kindness went a long way, both for Princess (who does things like this ALL the time) and for the elderly woman.

Teach your children to be kind. Do one act of kindness every day. If we all make an effort to make the world a better place, one day it WILL be a better place.

In conclusion, enjoy this video of Random Acts of Kindness from around the world.

Random Acts of Kindness caught on film

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