Sunday, February 1, 2015

Random Acts of kindness

"Remember there's no such thing as a
small act of kindness. Every act
creates a ripple with no logical end."
- Scott Adams 

  ....Senseless acts of beauty.

Early last month I posted a video on using acts of kindness to turn around being bullied.

I work at a school where kindness, encouragement, and random acts of kindness happen daily.  Teachers showing the students they care.  Students helping each other.  Administrators showing their concern and encouragement.  It is an amazing environment to work at an inner city school.  I talk to security and they work at getting to work at our school.  Is there problems, yes.  But over all the feeling of helping each other permeates the environment.  Kindness makes a difference.

I did a bit of searching.  Did you know there is a web site dedicated to Random Acts of Kindness.

I looked around a bit.  I'm impressed with what they are doing to spread kindness.  It works.  It works in families, neighborhoods, and schools.  Unfortunately, sadly it doesn't work in some places.  It confused me as a child.  When kindness is met with bitterness and censure, trying to sort out the behavior and strangeness takes time.  However, it works a good share of the time.  I'm guessing better than 90%. 

The month of February is littered with hearts and romance. May I suggest adding a bit of kindness.  My favorite is the 5/50 project.  Any act of kindness may not take longer than 5 minutes or cost more than 50 cents.  A smile, letting someone go in front of you in line, opening a door, all take less than 5 minutes.  A bottle of water, a chocolate kiss, or 10 minutes on a parking meter takes less than 50 cents. Can you imagine a ripple cause by 10 people doing kind things?  Or maybe 100 people doing kind things?  The cool thing about kindness is it is catchy.  Help spread kindness today. 

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