I keep hoping that if we all just concentrate on being kind and doing kindnesses, including random acts of kindness, we’ll counteract some of the nastiness that we see all around us this season. That’s what I hope, anyway.
I love random acts of kindness. You know, the stuff you do without any big planning. You pay for someone’s lunch. You give a bottle of water to a homeless person–or many bottles to many homeless– or dog food to their dogs. On the spur of the moment, you make and hand out sandwiches in a homeless encampment.
So if you have a regular practice of random acts of kindness or any kindness at all, I wonder what would happen if you, we, all of us amped that up over the next few months. Surely our own moods would elevate. It would make the object of our kindness happy.
And who knows? The world might even begin to change.
You never know.
Here’s something I wrote a few years ago about how that could work. How it worked for me. And how it might work for you.
Come take a look. Because we can all take it further than hoping.