Rachel's Challenge presentation at school today (third time I had seen/heard the story). It never ceases to amaze and inspire me. Like Rachel Scott, I do believe that kindness goes a long way and that kind acts can produce a chain reaction. Not just random acts of kindness, which are good, but TARGETED acts of kindness which are even better. (Rachel was the first student who was shot at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999.) Through the way she lived her life, her diaries, her essays, she embodied the Golden Rule and so much more!
What are some EASY ways to show kindness toward others?
1. In traffic, allow someone to pull in front of you.
2. Hold the elevator for someone.
3. Smile and say hello to a stranger.
4. Open the door for someone.
5. Pick up something someone has dropped.
6. Give a sincere, meaninful compliment.
7. Keep bottled water in your car and give one to the guy on the street corner.
8. Pay the toll for the car following you at the toll booth.
9. Say, "I'm sorry," and mean it.
10. Send a random text or Facebook message just to say hi to someone.
11. Say, "Thank you," and mean it.
12. Write a note and put it in your child's/spouse's lunch.
13. Offer to load the groceries into the car if you see someone struggling.
Easy, right? It really is easy to let someone know that they matter.
Kindness is a chain reaction. Pay it forward! And THANK YOU for stopping by today!
I'm linking up with Thursday 13 today.