Warm Fuzzies

There are always times when we are in need of a little pick-me-up. Others may not even know you are in need of this support. In fact, most of the time, our inner-most thoughts and feelings, heart-ache or sadness are simply lost in ourselves because often people are so busy in their day-to-day lives that they are not able to take time out of their day to take notice.

The story below will make you take notice.  This was posted by Alec Couros (@courosa) on Twitter on Friday. It is a very sweet story that will, hopefully, inspire you to do a Random Act of Kindness this long weekend and in the days, weeks, and months to come.

What a sweet, heart-breaking story. I was touched deeply by this story and the heart-felt kindness of a fellow-Vancouverite. 

This random act of kindness reminds me of what happened to the office staff in our school on Thursday afternoon.

After a busy day, and week, I was pleasantly surprised by some things I found in my office (around the entire office, I found out a bit later) when I returned to the office after a lunch-time meeting.  There were a bunch of Warm Fuzzies in my office, with some specific notes to me. It warmed my heart.

There were Warm Fuzzies and caring notes left for everyone in the office. Take a look:

How could this not make my day?  It was the best thing that happened to me all week, if not all year. The best part though, the students who made these did not put their names on their notes. They didn’t do this for any recognition. They did it out of pure love. It was an act from their heart. From one heart to another. They wanted to make a difference. And, they did. A big difference.

So, make a difference for someone else today – every day!  Keep Jonny, the veteran in the photo at the beginning of this post, in the forefront of your mind. You never know what people have going on in their life.  You do not know their story or their past or current struggles. You do, however, have control over how you can make a positive impact on those around you – even strangers.

Did you know that November 13 is World Kindness Day?

World Kindness Week is November 13-17.

How are you going to make a difference to someone this week?

Here are some ideas to get you started.

Here are some Kindness videos you might want to view.

Good luck!

Please tell us about your random acts of kindness in the comments below. I’d love to be inspired by you!

About Tia M. Dawson

There are many things that define who I am as a person. First of all, I am a mother of 3 wonderful children! I can not express how fortunate we are to have our children in our life! Secondly, I am a Principal of an elementary school Langley, BC. Lastly, I am a person who loves photography. I gain so much enjoyment and satisfaction taking photos. I have learned a great deal about photography since I purchased my first dSLR in 2008. There is so much more to learn though! All three of these things help to describe who I am as a person, but also demonstrate my love of learning - nothing is ever stagnant with any of these. I love to learn!
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5 Responses to Warm Fuzzies

  1. This was such an inspiring post! Jonny, the veteran, reminds me of a man I see quite often in my community. Since last week I have been driving around with an extra jacket in my car hoping to see him somewhere because it has been so cold lately. But since I haven’t seen him, the next best thing is to talk to my class about doing random acts of kindness like the ones at your school. Thank you for reminding me about what is truly important.

    • T. Henriksen says:

      Hi Jas,

      That’s so very sweet of you watching for that man to give him the jacket. You will see him – keep trying. I’m sure he will appreciate the jacket very much. It IS so cold and it likely will be a cold one this winter.

      I’m sure your class will benefit from your talks about random acts of kindness. So very important to remember those little things.

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on this post.

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