Monday, April 28, 2014
Random Acts of Kindness
Random acts of kindness are a means by which we make a deliberate attempt to brighten another person's day by doing something thoughtful, nice, and caring for them. During our vacation I brought my family to a local Easter egg hunt. Liam was very excited and pumped up to find some candy. As many of you know it can be hard to get anywhere on time when you have two little kids. To make a long story short, we were late to the egg hunt and there were no eggs left for Liam to find. Our plans of a fun Sunday adventure had turned into a tantrum filled disaster.
It made me sad that my son missed out on all of the fun and there was nothing that I could do. As we walked back to the car the most amazing random act of kindness occurred. A little girl who couldn't have been more than 6 or 7 years old came over to us with a big basket full of eggs. She proceeded to take a few eggs out of her basket and place them on the ground near Liam. She tapped him on the shoulder and wished him a good day.
This one random act of kindness from a girl we had never meant before totally changed the direction of our day. Just think if we all try to help others in need what the world would be like? Research also suggest that that engaging in acts of kindness can benefit your heart, reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure, and simply make you a happier human.
Be positive, be helpful, be kind!!!