Important Things #8 ~ Help others
Have you seen that commercial on TV where one person does a random act of kindness… someone see’s it, and it inspires them to do something nice for a stranger… and it keeps going & going just because a single person notices something that one other person does out of kindness? It’s a great commercial.
Have you seen the movie, “Pay It Forward”? A great movie about a kid who goes on a mission to pretty much change the world & make it a better place after a teacher gives an assignment… through random acts of kindness, with the stipulation that the person done the kindness to must pay it forward. If you haven’t seen it yet, do it TODAY!
Both of these have the same underlying theme… that kindness is contagious! I urge you all, every day this week – and at least one time today – to find at least one way to help others.
It doesn’t have to take a lot of money either! Just the other day Jace, Savannah & I were driving and saw a homeless man on the side of the road holding his sign. I have never been one to feel right handing them cash… however, I do feel the need to help in some way. So, my kids in all of their young wisdom suggested buying him food. How great are my kids?! 🙂 It’s not that we have “extra money”… we don’t… however, we have a lot more than he does, so it is a blessing easy to give away. We drove through McDonald’s right next to him, bought him a hot big mac meal and a large coke and drove back to him and my kids handed it to him. He was very thankful and put down his sign, immediately digging into the bag! Both of my children and I felt amazing. Hopefully, someone else saw that and did another random act of kindness for someone else.
QUESTION: What simple ideas can you share to help others?
CHALLENGE: Help one person today! Do not expect anything in return, except that they in-return help someone else! Let’s spread this like wildfire today!!
🙂 Sonya… She Idealist