On Good Deeds and “Random Acts of Kindness”
|I don’t know how the discussion began with Kevin and me. I can’t even tell you when we first brought it up. Kevin and I somehow started talking about little things that we like to do for people. I’ve had fun in the past finding situations to help where someone would not expect it. Examples: Mowing the neighbor’s lawn, giving up a seat in the bus, letting people cut ahead, helping a confused woman find her car, etc.
I don’t use the term “Random Act of Kindness,” but rather I like to think of it as helping someone out, without any form of retribution, whatsoever. It’s challenging, fun, and in most cases, takes less than 5 minutes.
Well, last night, at the bar, Kevin and I agreed to do 2 ("two") of these per week. We’d compare notes each Sunday night. Not sure what the consequence of not doing a good deed is, but it’s a good wager.
This wager is for 10 minutes or less a week. Roughly 1/1008th of a weeks span (assuming you sacrifice sleep time to find that giving moment.)
Kevin is on it! While I’ve been so focused on myself this week, he had the inspiration to wake up this morning and send a text message to everyone in his phone with a cell phone that would accept the text message. He sent a message to wish everyone a nice day.
Jerk! He’s two up on me!