Random Acts of Kindness
A man is crossing the street with bags of groceries in both hands. A car stops and allows him to cross before they proceed down the street.
At a checkout counter at a local grocery store, a lady in line with a full grocery cart offers to the person behind her, with only a few items, to go ahead of her.
Another person offers to open a door for an individual, whose arms are full with items, so that they wouldn’t have to struggle.
On the other side of town, a person wakes up after an overnight snowfall. She finds that her sidewalk has been shoveled by someone.
A stranger passing another person wishes them a good day. After that is said, it is followed by a huge smile.
These acts of kindness are repeated daily, not only in our communities but throughout the United States. For the recipient, it uplifts them even when the days are long and lonely. The message they are receiving is that someone cares. On the other hand, for the one who is giving it, it is also rejuvenating. For, in that act, whether small or large, you know that you’ve attempted to reach out and make a difference in another’s day. Through this act, maybe they in turn will help another person.
Now, I am not going to give you suggestions on what ways to be kind to people. You know in your heart the right thing to do. What I am going to tell you is that it makes a difference to people. It is what Jesus would want us to do. By the way, thanks to the ladies who helped me on the street and in the grocery store.