Go On, Be Kind!

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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:

  1. What ‘melt your heart’ moments have you witnessed?
  2. What do you plan on doing to make someones day a bit better?
  3. What random acts of kindness did you do?

 

Look forward to reading any  comments I receive!

 

 

10 thoughts on “Go On, Be Kind!

    • Thanks, It’s morning here now and I’ve been going along looking for good deeds to do in my usual coming and goings. I’m going to post ‘kindness day 1’ later so that I keep on top of it. That’s a great idea about using Maslow in the classroom too! I’m going to put a Hierarchy up on the post 🙂

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  1. One of the most heart melting things I’ve heard these last few months was a story my geography teacher told me. I live in south east asia- which has a lot of beggars and very poor people who have nothing. I always have my heart broken when I look at the people sitting with an empty bucket and hopeful eyes as a new person walks by, but each person just ignores him. One day my geography teacher was at a market, when he saw a beggar looking at everyone and everyone ignored him. But my geography teacher bought some chicken and rice for him and gave it to the beggar. At first, the beggar couldn’t believe it. But soon the beggar accepted the food and my teacher walked away. Later my teacher looked back to the beggar and the beggar was looking back at him with a big smile, teary eyes, and the most grateful look in his face my teacher had ever seen.
    Lately I have been very puzzeled over life, I don’t understand why does the world have to be full of selfish, sick and simply mean people. But it’s good to know that there are good people who truly care about others. It’s also a great comfort to know I’m not the only one wondering about these things 🙂

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    • This is lovely! Although it was just some rice and chicken to the teacher, it was more to the beggar. Perhaps it restored their faith in human nature, gave them some hope and a full belly too. It’s good to read stories like this 🙂

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      • 🙂 I think so too! I hope lots of people comment on your post about their stories and you find some more stories and make a blog post about them because it’s really nice to read about people doing good, kind, heart warming deeds instead of terrorist attacks and murders on the news.

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  2. What a great topic! Giving feels uncomfortable at first, but I remember when I’ve been the recipient of sacrificial giving and how that has changed my entire life. I’m just wrapping up a post about this very thing that will be loaded later tonight!

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    • Thanks, I’ll have to read yours. I’ve been working on my good deeds today. It’s difficult and when I write it up tomorrow people will laugh (hint, I didn’t help a human). I’m curious aobut your now 🙂

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