Random Acts of Kindness

It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.  ~Author Unknown

These past couple of days have been really busy for me. My weekend was full of great events such as a baby shower, getting together with friends and spending time with family. One of the most rewarding part of my weekend and the beginning part of my week were experiencing random acts of kindness.

For example, on Friday, I was treated to a yummy sandwich from my co-worker who knew I had not gotten lunch yet and just did it to be nice.

On Saturday, I went to Turbo Kickboxing for the first time. I saw some familiar faces, and met some new people during class. It was great to have so many people to encourage me to keep on going and to lift each other up when many of us were super tired. Another example is this morning, when I was leaving the gym, this SUPER sweet gal had held the door open for me and Kyle and wished us a good morning. I know it may sound silly but it really made my day.

There are many more examples I could list, but I want to hear from you- when you may have experienced random acts of kindness or when have you performed an act of random kindness?

I have been told that it is easier to be nice rather than mean, and that it takes more energy to be negative than positive.
Keeping this in mind, I wish everyone a happy and positive week!

This post is dedicated to my good friend Cathy (@HugCat) who is always SO thoughtful and always performed random acts of kindness.

 

9 thoughts on “Random Acts of Kindness

  1. kyleepuu says:

    I really appreciate the guy at the parking booth, he’s always smiling and can tell he’s sincere when he wishes you a good morning – it defintely works wonders after dealing with the horrible parking structure at the gym! 🙂

    • daniel says:

      just take up two stalls like everyone else at 24hr fitness parking haha. yeah the one booth guy is nice theres another one that works there that just stares at me when i give him my ticket

  2. It’s also contagious 🙂

  3. People *should* be more about paying it forward! Not just with strangers, but with friends and family. 🙂

  4. Jen you always do nice things… =) Like the time you made me soup when I was sick… thank you.

  5. Chris H says:

    One of the other things that I learned to do from a friend is to create happy lists. Just take 5-10 minutes and write down a list of 5 things that you’re happy about right now. We tend to focus more on negative things in our lives, and creating a happy list helps us realize just how many good things we have going for us.

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