February 10th kicks off Random Acts of Kindness Week. The “Pay it Forward” movement can be expressed in the smallest favors from catching the bill for someone else’s order at a drive thru to helping a homeless person you might have ordinarily walked right past. The idea is to do something nice, something generous, for a complete stranger. With no real intention of receiving recognition or payback. It is almost hard to think of things you might do for someone you don’t know, especially if you won’t even be present to see them smile or have them thank you. But that is the part of the message that inspires me the most. That you would do it anyway because it might make a difference. Because somewhere deep down you know that it has to make a difference. Because we have all been there, at some point in our lives, when someone said the right thing or showed us grace in a way that made us feel better. That gave us HOPE. I think it is important to remember that it is usually the little things that make the biggest difference. I am reminded of a quote by Horace Traubel, a favorite of mine- “If the world is cold, make it your business to build fires.” Or simply put, from a phrase spoken by Gandhi-
Any Random Acts you recieved or participated in that made a difference in your day?