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The Power of Random Acts of Kindness

When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.
~ Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

It’s not unusual for an act of kindness to shift someone’s miserable day into an uplifting one. Wow, what power kindness yields!

And yet, we’re often too busy, too distracted, too focused on something else to take a moment out to be kind to a fellow human beings.

Ironically, we take time out to be kind to pets and yet, with our harried pace of living, we often have no time to be kind to each other.

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The Power of Random Acts of Kindness

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  1. I believe in being kind to others, yet it is often difficult to approach people who are not in distress.

    I approached a woman one day in the grocery store. Actually for a few moments I stalked her, trying to get the nerve to approach her without her thinking that I was a total loon.

    When I found my nerve to disrupt her I first apologized for my presence. ” I’m sorry to bother you, but I just wanted you to know that you look really nice.” I explain, not so eloquently that we don’t often take the time to notice and comment on the nice things about each other. Her response? A big smile on her face “Thank you!” You could tell it made her day.

    I was thinking of doing business card sized explanations that I could hand out to people when I approach them with my words of kindness.

    It is my hope that people will begin to pay it forward.

  2. I was at the supermarket a couple of weeks ago, in a long line. people were impatient, heard a few muttering under their breath. So i make sure to put the biggest smile you’ll ever see and ask the cashier how her day was. She thanked me smiling back, saying how nice to have a smiley face!!!

    It costs nothing to be nice, makes another persons day some of the time and dare i say helps ones self in the process!

  3. Hello, you just made my day! I intend to put a smile on someone today.



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