I thought I’d put a proposition out there to anyone who reads this. Will there be anyone who reads this? It doesn’t really matter because I’m giving myself this little task anyway – but the more people who join in, the more motivating it’ll be.
Do you ever just think that people are out for themselves? You’ve forgotten the true meaning of friendship or simply just beginning to wonder what a good person is? Perhaps you would like to help out more but you spend most of your time chasing your tail and you just don’t have the time for altruism? I’m finding some sadness in life right now and NEED some warm and happy stories. I truly think that most people out there are good and kind but random acts of kindness don’t crop up on their radar.
I’ve come to realise in recent years that I get a lot more out of giving than receiving. Maybe it’s because I don’t really NEED anything – my house is full of crap I don’t use. When I help others I get a warm fuzzy feeling inside. This reminds me of Maslows Hierarchy of Needs, where after you have your basic shelter/food/drink/love etc, then you actually need to do good for others in order to develop as a person.
The other day, I spent an hour editing a ladies blog post to help her out. She thanked me and she was so grateful and it felt good that I helped this lady a little. I did it because I wanted to, not because I had to. Once I waitressed in a café. A man paid for a little ladies lunch when he was leaving. Her face of surprise and then happiness when I told her it was paid, is one I’ll never forget.
So here are my questions/tasks for anyone who wants to take them on:
- What ‘melt your heart’ moments have you witnessed?
- What do you plan on doing to make someones day a bit better?
- What random acts of kindness did you do?
Look forward to reading any comments I receive!