Random acts of kindness go a long way these days.
Random acts of kindness and changed my day. A few weeks ago I was in a BAD mood. Nothing seemed to be going right for me that day. It was just one of those days. I could have sat in that bad mood all day if I let myself. I was sitting in a drive through to get some lunch, because my lunch appointment cancelled at that last minute, and I looked in the rear view mirror.
Two women were in the car behind me, I watched them laughing and talking. Instead of being envious of their good mood, I decided I wanted to keep their good mood going. We were all sitting in that drive through line for a LONG time! After I paid for my meal, I told the cashier, “I would like to pay it forward today and pay for the car behind me.” The cashier was shocked, but I paid for their meal and drove away with a smile on my face.
That one, small random act of kindness changed my mood for the entire day. Before paying for their meal, the day was RUINED in my mind. After paying for their meal, I realized doing something kind for someone else can completely change your mindset!
Why not try a random act of kindness?
Donate used books to a library.
Hold the door open for someone.
Let someone go before you in a line.
Put change in a parking meter that’s about to expire.
Pull someone’s weeds.
Visit a child’s lemonade stand.
Write a letter of appreciation.
Hug a loved one for no reason.
Send someone a small gift anonymously.
Compliment your wait person to the manager.
Give another driver your parking spot.
Buy a lottery ticket for a stranger.
Compliment a stranger.
Pay for the coffee for the person behind you.
Help someone who is lost.
Send flowers to someone for no reason.
Share your smile everyday!
This is just a small sampling of random acts of kindness. If you can do any of these acts of kindness and NOT feel good, I would be shocked. Why don’t you try a few of them out?
Remember to always pay it forward!