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