Saturday, July 9, 2016

Challenge Myself: Day #27 Be Kind

Today is Day #27 of our Nar Anon Group Just For Today Challenge. I am also integrating the Live Happy into my Challenge. The Live Happy Challenge for today is about random acts of kindness.

Life is so busy that sometimes a random act of kindness happens and we aren't even aware of it.

The book says,

Push the buttons in an elevator for a fellow rider.
Help an elderly person up the steps to a building, a subway exit, or onto a bus.
Pick up an item that someone drops on the ground.
Put your pocket change into a charity box.
Invite a fellow shopper to move ahead of you in the check out line.
Shovel the snow off your neighbors walk.
Offer to let someone share your umbrella.
And many, many more...

Random acts of kindness require very little effort but pay great dividends in the good karma and personal happiness they generate.

If only just for today, be kind to someone. Kindness can come in many forms. Something simple as smiling at someone is an act of kindness. Hold the door open for someone. Say thank you to someone who held the door for you. Soon you'll notice one leads to another and then another and sooner or later you won't realize that it comes natural and you aren't aware that you are being kind to another. Another way is to pay if forward with a small kind gesture. That homeless man or woman you see on the street is probably thirsty in this sweltering heat. Buy him or her a bottle of water.

Many right now are doing acts of kindness in helping those who lost everything in the flood areas here in West Virginia.

Just For Today: If I do nothing else today I will repay with kindness.
From the book: Live Happy
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