Random Acts of Kindness #BeWoW #WritersQuoteWesnesday

I’m sure we have all read or heard the stories of anonymous folks paying for other people’s lunches, paying off their layaway sat Christmas, leaving gifts/food on doorsteps, etcetera. I have to admit I’ve not actually had one of these things happen to me. Nor have I been able to do any large random acts of kindness (RAK) but I have had and taken the chance to do smaller ones – and it feels as good to do as it does to receive a RAK. I don’t think the RAK has to be a huge thing, time wise or monetarily to impact someone’s day, maybe even their life.  

This Saturday, 10/24/15, is Random Acts of Kindness Day I saw recently; a Facebook invite to the event brought this to me attention. A little research turned up a website I didn’t know existed dedicated to RAKs, listing resources, links, more dates, and other information for anyone interested in becoming part of RAK, either for a day or daily. 

Zig Ziglar once said, “You can have everything you want in life if you just help enough people get what they want in life.” I believe he’s 100% right, too. And as I said earlier, it’s not the biggest things that make the biggest differences in a person’s life or day; often a warm smile and kind word will brighten a day that was otherwise glum or dull. And that “brightness” is then easily spread.  

 I used to have a small photo hanging in my office of an open matchbook with the first match on fire, the fire spreading across each match with the quote “Attitudes are contagious; is your’s worth catching?”  A good question to ask ourselves every day I think. 

Start small, start huge, but start

This post is linked to both the BeWoW and Writers Quote Wednesday communities. Make sure to visit both sites for more great quotes, positive inspiration, and talented writer’s work. 

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