Fridays are Random acts of kindness days from here on out!
Stress is a serious killer and instead of people learning to control their own stress, they usually just keep going and going until it either puts them in the hospital or their life becomes so unmanageable, they turn into something or someone they never thought they could be.
I have seen it over and over again - countless times. After all - I help those who realize that their own lives and managing their stress is important to their happiness and well being.
Random acts of kindness generate a good feeling for more than just the person that the kindness is aimed at - it also makes the person who did the kind act feel wonderful and elated. It is also very catchy - if you do a random act of kindness, this usually spreads to others that you have helped, others that saw that you took a stand to do something nice for someone and the the kindness spreads.
Random acts of kindness also help you in a way that the Universe understands very well. When we help others out of the kindness of our hearts and ask for nothing in return - and be happy about that, then we are rewarded. The Universe needs to see that you are genuine in your intentions though so one act of kindness is greatly appreciated but a genuine caring person will be so rewarded in doing these small but greatly meaningful acts, that the Universe will also send you what is truly in your heart.
I want to say that not all acts of kindness includes a monetary transaction.
You don't have to bake brownies for strangers but you could do anything else you can think of.
Leave a dollar bill in a dollar store on a shelf near a family that is shopping. Help someone to fix a flat tire. Donate a can of food to a local animal shelter. Volunteer some time to help with the elderly or children. Pick a flower and give to someone who has had a hard or discouraging day. Read stories to children at a school or local library. Pay the toll for the person behind you. Pay for the person's coffee behind you. Mail a $5 bill anonymously to someone you know is having a hard time or just anyone at random. Let another driver easily merge into your lane or let them out in front of you. Write a short letter of appreciation to the boss of the sales person or checkout person who was kind and helpful to you saying what a great job they do and feel they should be rewarded. Give a little higher tip to your waitress or waiter. Show someone how to get to their destination when they are lost. Spend a day giving out compliments to everyone. Send quiet blessings to people as you walk by them and make it heartfelt.
So these are just a few things you can consider and I bet if you give it a few minutes, you can come up with a whole lot more that we would love for you to share here with us.
Commit to making fridays - random acts of kindness day.
It all starts with us and then others will follow a good example. There has to be people willing to stand up and take the lead. Let's see who are leaders out there - let's get involved and really make a difference a little at a time.