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A Random Act of Kindness is a deed that is voluntarily performed with no material gain to the performer. Some people performing Random Acts of Kindness believe that doing so will result in “good karma” being returned to them in one form or another. Others do it for the “feel-good” factor. No matter the reason, the point is to do something good for someone else. And if it makes you feel good? Well, that’s just a bonus.
Most people think of an act of kindness as coming from the heart. It could be simply a smile and a sincere greeting, or it could be helping someone up a flight of stairs. However, it’s important to know that an act of kindness can also be performed with good intentions. When we do an act of kindness, the correct intention is to enhance someone’s life in some way. In the example of helping someone up the stairs, that can be done for several reasons. The first is perhaps to help someone, which could lead to some “warm fuzzy” feelings. But perhaps even more importantly, it’s also an act of selflessness. Every act of kindness, in some form or another, is a form of selflessness. As a random act of kindness, there should be no expectation of return or gain from the person being kind.
Random Acts of Kindness can be a wonderful way to connect with others and to make the world a better place. For those who are looking for a way to find meaning in their everyday lives, it’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind. But sometimes, it’s necessary to take a step back, get some perspective, and think about what truly matters in life. That’s when the Random Acts of Kindness can become an invaluable tool. Every day, it’s important to work toward our goals, but sometimes, it’s equally important to focus on some of the things that make us happy. Doing an act of kindness for someone else can be a great way to do something for yourself at the same time. So how can we perform a Random Act of Kindness? We’ve rounded up our best suggestions to help you begin.
Periodically, before committing to anything, ask yourself the following: • Am I doing this for me? • Am I doing it for someone else? • Am I making an investment in humanity? • Am I making a difference? If you answered “no” to any of these questions, then you should reconsider your commitment. What can you do? There are many things that you can do that are easy and seem “free.” The first thing that you should do is be a good friend. Your good friend is someone who you trust and who you want to be with, regardless of whether or not they live in the same city as you. This does not mean that you have to be with your good friend every minute of every day. But you should be willing to offer her some of your spare time.
Every day, we see people performing random acts of kindness in the smallest of ways. For instance, a bus driver opening a door for someone to get on; a friend making a batch of cupcakes and sharing them with the office; a stranger helping a kid out of a snowbank. These are all examples of random acts of kindness, but are they enough to change the world? Every month, we will run a series of articles where you can read stories about people doing amazing things for others and not expecting anything in return. Our hope is that if you read these articles and do not see yourself represented, you will challenge yourself to find a small way to perform an act of kindness yourself. Does it need to be expensive or grand? No.
The key is to start a trend. The more you do, the more you will attract more of the same. With more people doing Random Acts of Kindness, the sense of community and equality in the world will grow. More people will see that there is more to life than success. And that’s good. The trick is to be more likely to make a connection and spread it around. With this in mind, the next time you go out for a coffee, don’t leave an unpaid bill or attempt to sell a product or service. Find a way to bless a stranger with a small act of kindness. If you don’t like to leave a tip, why not buy a coffee for someone? Donate to a homeless shelter? Give a book to a stranger? The possibilities are endless.