Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Random Act Of Kindness Day, March 1

I saw this event for March 1 on Facebook called "Random Act Of Kindness Day" and wanted to help spread the word. It is a wonderful idea and if you go to the facebook page you can read the details. Here are a few of the main points. The idea was created by Brenda Trotier

To help make the world a little brighter and happier, perform one, two, three or more Random Acts of Kindness. Here are the rules:

The first act of kindness should be to a friend, family member or coworker.

The second act of kindness should be to a stranger, and they must know that you are the person to perform the act of kindness (ex: hold the door for the person behind you, treat someone in line near you to a cup of coffee at Starbucks, etc).

The third act of kindness should be made to a stranger, and they must not know the identity of the person who performs it (ex: charitable contribution, pledge, even a few coins in a parking meter).

Please invite as many people to participate as you can; the world needs as much kindness as it can get.

Link to The Facebook Page, Random Act Of Kindness - March 1

And here is another concept that goes along with this which is a project I've been working on. It is called the Give A Smiley Project. I send out little smileys that you can download from my website and mail out to people you know or don't know. The idea is to help brighten their day a little bit and hopefully changes the world from a gloomy, negative one to one that is a little more hopeful and peaceful. Click on Smiley Project on my website.

Blog Post & Images (c) 1/31/11 Don Shetterly - use by permission only

1 comment:

  1. such acts of kindnes, randomly done and anonymously if you can are the ones that truly nourish our own souls. They are not done for recognition,attention and with expectations..so,there value is more for us than other kind acts. Everyday is an opportunity to do something kind, to hug someone, hold someone's hand and say a silent prayer,to help in monetary ways,to give..the love exchanged is the food for the spirit.And each day brings another opportunity, have no regrets, just be..be the loving people whom we are designed to be. Amen. .thank you for this beautiful reminder.