A well known Japanese proverb reads, "One kind word can warm three winter months. One word, one action, one simple display of affection can be more than you could ever imagine. From saying good morning to volunteering around the community, the number of ways to pass along kindness is endless. Many underestimate the little things in life “ which actually end of being extremely valuable. I would like to share with you all this evening some examples of random acts of kindness, how they affect others as well as yourself, and hopefully transform or reinforce your views on passing kindness along.
There are several different forms of random acts of kindness. Ranging from holding an open door for someone, to picking up litter, to working at a retirement home. I myself volunteer at the local Virginia Living Museum, and I love working with the animals and guest. A well known book, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II, comprised of heart-felt stories shares one on love and kindness. READ "A SIMPLE HELLO, PAGE 97. Actsofkindness.org posts recent stories of inspiration as well. An anonymous member writes how she randomly felt like doing something special for her neighbors one day. She went out and bought a bunch of flowers early in the morning and with those flowers, stuck one in the plastic bag of each of her neighbors' newspapers. Imagine the expression of these peoples' faces when they got a little something extra to brighten their day.
After giving you a few examples of random acts of kindness, you can probably guess how they affect others. Carmelia Elliot once said, "Make yourself a blessing to someone. Your kind smile or pat on the back just might pull someone back from the edge. These simple acts allow others to feel special, to feel appreciated, or even to feel loved. You should not only recognize those who you yourself care for