What random acts of kindness have I offered recently?
My mind is coming up with a huge blank which I find rather embarrassing.
Perhaps this prompt is meant as an assignment rather than a “reporting in!”
The thing is, I used to make random acts of kindness a way of life.
I have allowed homeless people into my home to shower and fed them and gave them my number if they needed me. Once a man in a wheelchair fell backwards in a busy Los Angeles intersection and I leaped out of my car – heels, hose and all – and together with another man who I don’t know if he spoke any English, righted him and sent him on his way.
I still don’t know where my strength came from to lift him, but I put my arms under his armpits and on three, I lifted the man and my “partner” lifted the chair.
I haven’t done any of this lately.
I have helped friends out in times of need. I have hosted couch surfers, often surprising them with little trinkets (like a loaf of bread for an Austrian surfer who mentioned how much she missed German bread.)
I babysit, housesit, dogsit for loved ones without even thinking of charging them. I volunteer for the school district. I am an encourager of nearly everyone I meet. I am a complimenter of nearly everyone I meet.
I look into stranger's eyes and I smile, sincerely.
I wave at crossing guards.
Do any of these count? They don’t feel random enough so today’s task is to get random. Act kindly. Repeat and Continue.
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© 2012 by Julie Jordan Scott
Julie Jordan Scott has been a Life & Creativity Coach, Writer, Facilitator and Teleclass Leader since 1999. She is also an award winning Actor, Director, Artist and Mother Extraordinaire. She was twice the StoryTelling Slam champion in Bakersfield. She leads Writing Camp with JJS & this Summer will be traveling throughout the US to bring this unique, fun filled creative experience to the people wherever she finds the passion & the interest.
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