Acts of kindness


Remember the bumper sticker, “Do Random Acts of Kindness“. I’ll admit that sometimes I have a hard time with the concept. How often do you encounter wait staff who can’t get anything right and don‘t care, drivers who cut you off in traffic and then flip you the bird, and service people who are rude on the phone before you get two words out?

We live in a fast and furious world. We work in a dog eat dog environment. And frankly, we don’t have the time or a patience to think sweet, nice thoughts, much less express them.

I received this video today and I was reminded of the generosity of others that I have appreciated over the years. I want to be a person who shows others that charity as well. It’s something I have to continually work at.

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a gentle word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~ Leo Buscaglia

We hope you enjoy this video and that it will be a reminder to you that one small act of compassion can change your world today.

Power of Kindness

This man beside us also has a hard fight with an unfavouring world, with strong temptations, with doubts and fears, with wounds of the past which have skinned over, but which smart when they are touched. It is a fact, however surprising. And when this occurs to us we are moved to deal kindly with him, to bid him be of good cheer, to let him understand that we are also fighting a battle; we are bound not to irritate him, nor press hardly upon him nor help his lower self. ~John Watson, 1903


If you woke up this morning with more health than illness...You are more blessed than the million who won't survive this week.

If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, the pangs of starvation... You are ahead of 20 million people around the world.

If you attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death... You are more blessed than almost three billion people in the world.

If you have food in your refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep... You are richer than 75% of this world's peoples.

If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change on a dish some place... You are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.

If your parents are still married and alive... You are very rare, especially in the United States.

If you hold your head up with a smile on your face and are truly thankful... You are blessed because the majority can but most do not.

If you can hold someone's hand, hug them or even touch them on the shoulder... You are blessed because you can offer God's healing touch.

If you can read this message you are more blessed than over two billion in the world that cannot read anything at all.

You are so blessed in so many ways you may never even know...May God continue to bless you now, forever and always.
~ Anon (If you know who created this, please let us know!)