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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Random Acts of Kindness

February 17th is (unofficially) Random Acts of Kindness Day!!
Check out more information by clicking "Random Acts of Kindness Day"

"I'm too busy", "I don't have time", "I don't want to get involved"... We get so incredibly wrapped up in ourselves that we forget that other people and their problems, issues, needs even exist!! I'm just as guilty of this as anyone else is, but I really feel the need to put things into prospective. Gone are the days when neighbors helped neighbors or you stopped to help someone just for the sake of helping someone with no thought for praise or reciprocation. Why is that? Are we really so busy that we put the blinders on and callus our hearts to other people and their predicaments? I'm not talking about SAVING THE WORLD. And, yes, I understand that, sometimes, certain people are leeches and we enable them by constantly "helping them out", but when is the last time you randomly helped someone you didn't know, said something nice, cheered someone up out of the kindness of your own heart; just because? I'm embarassed to say it has been a while for me... I like to think that I am helpful and nice to the people I know, but I really get tunnel vision at times and don't even stop to really SEE the world around me including the helpless, hurting, needing people that I may come into contact with on a daily basis.
All of this has been floating around in my head recently and I thought, "I really need to do more RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS. Now, you may be thinking it's not so RANDOM if you are actually out looking for something to do, but believe me, these situations present themselves at the most random times and in the most random situations =) I'm really speaking of making ourselves AVAILABLE to be that help or kind word to someone who needs it.
"RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS" is defined by Wikipedia as "a selfless act performed by a person or persons wishing to either assist or cheer up an individual".
I had this BIZZARE and, well, RANDOM idea to create a blog link to share and encourage people to continue this thought of RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS. Just as NEGATIVITY is contagious, so is KINDNESS and POSITIVE THINKING... Let's be CONTAGIOUS!!! It's not BRAGGING...we will be sharing something that will, inturn, encourage and prompt others to FEEL THE LOVE so to speak =)
I would be most honored if you would participate in this RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS blog link and help CONTAGIOUSLY SPREAD THE LOVE.
Just write a post about your RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS or even someone else's RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS toward you and place this linky button into you post so we can keep the LOVE flowing. There is no specific day for this; just RANDOM. So, jump in and be contagious! Grab the RANDOM ACTS OF KINDESS button and post it in your blog post. It will link back to this post so everyone else can jump in and join you. Be sure to comment here and let me know you linked up....

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11 comments:

melody-mae said...

I am sooooooooooo glad I stopped by here. I love your idea for the random acts of kindess! I will for sure be back to participate! I am your newest follower too!
I am so happy I decided to stop by the Joy blog hop from FTLOB!!!

Kandy said...

I'm so glad you stopped by as well, Melody-Mae!! I really think if more people would jump on the band wagon of "Random Acts of Kindness" the world would be a friendlier place =)
Hope to see you around ;) Thanks for following!

Shalyn said...

I LOVE that you are doing this and your blog is adorable! Definitely will be stopping back by:-)

Kandy said...

Thank you, Shalyn!! So glad you stopped by

Bella Michelle said...

What a great idea! I popped over from Southern Mommas to say hi!!! Now, I am your newest follower...Happy Sunday!

~Lisa said...

I truly believe in doing random acts of kindness every single day! :) Thanks so much for linking up! HUGS to you!

Kandy said...

Thanks for stopping by, Bella and Lisa! =)

Heidi said...

I think some of God's biggest opportunities come wrapped in kindness towards others! And, likewise, I think our biggest blessings are unwrapped in the very same way! It's so easy to move forward with my own agenda, but I know I'm missing so much more that He has for me. Great post!

Kandy said...

Absolutely!! Thanks, Heidi!!

TexaGermaNadian said...

What a beautiful idea! Thanks for sharing :)
I stopped over from FTLOB and really glad I did. Us Texas girls gotta stick together, haha
http://texagermanadian.blogspot.com/

Kandy said...

I'm glad you stopped by also! Yeah, us Texas girls pretty much rock... just sayin' =)