According to my calendar, Random Acts of Kindness Week begins today. I don’t know who determines these “official” days and weeks, but I’m all for highlighting this one.
I just learned that there’s a Random Acts of Kindness Foundation whose mission is “Inspiring people to practice kindness and pass it on to others.” What’s not to love about that?!
Here are a few of their suggestions for this week (and many more can be found on their website):
The true beauty of any act of kindness is that it brings us out of our self-focus, our constant worry and mind chatter, and turns the spotlight, even momentarily, toward someone else. Someone who we have the power to influence with just a smile, a “hello” or a kind gesture.
As a culture, we are craving connection. These small acts let us know that we’re not alone, that someone else notices us and cares enough to break through the walls we often carry around ourselves.
Connection is where magic happens, where synchronicity blooms and where something inside of us lights up — a spark of recognition. True “Namaste.”
What will you do this week to connect with another through a simple random act of kindness?