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Random Acts of Kindness Week

random-acts-of-kindnessRandom Acts of Kindness Week ends this weekend, so hurry up and do your good deeds before time runs out. Kidding! Of course we all should be doing or saying little acts of kindness year-round, but I know I don’t always take the time to think about it. Or do it.

Personally, every time I do something randomly nice to or for someone, it feels great. The other day I was walking out of a store, and noticed the beautiful color of a woman’s blue tunic, so I told her I loved the color – something I probably wouldn’t normally do. She gave me a big smile and thanked me, and then I noticed her eyes were the exact same bright blue as her shirt, so I told her so. She lit up, and started telling me about her grandchildren, since she noticed my little girl with me. Today I was in rush hour traffic, and stopped to let two cars in front of me, and got some very enthusiastic waves. I guess what I’m trying to say is that it feels really good to do something unexpectedly nice for someone else – especially a stranger. Not that there’s anything wrong with doing nice things for friends and family, but I guess it’s the surprise element involved in doing something for a stranger that gives you a little extra pep in your step.

So go ahead and drop a few coins in an expired meter, hand someone a portable thank you card, or strike up a conversation in an elevator. Heck, leave a note telling a stranger you like their bike!  I’m a big believer in the power of attraction, putting positive energy out there and getting it right back and then some.

Did you know there’s even a Random Acts of Kindness Foundation? Now that’s the kind of place I wouldn’t mind working. I bet they all show up with trays of Starbucks coffees for each other.  I just signed up for their monthly email newsletter.

Happy Weekend!

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Posted Thursday, February 18, 2010 in Uncategorized