Random Acts of Kindness
‘Carry out random acts of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day some might do the same for you’ Princess Diane
On my way home from work on Wednesday, I was at the bus-stop and I saw a young lady who was trying to cross a busy road. A guy who was also at the bus-stop noticed the lady’s struggles with crossing. Then he said ‘let me help you cross.’ In less than 40 seconds, the guy successfully helped the lady to cross and he came back to his previous side of the road and I told him ‘Thank you’. Looking at how he helped the lady cross, I couldn’t help smiling, that act of kindness warmed my heart, you will think I was the beneficiary of.
Personally, I take note and appreciate every bit of kindness that I have enjoyed from people so I am often on autopilot of random acts of kindness which can’t be equated to stupidity. Some weeks ago, I paid the t-fare of a young lady not because she didn’t have money for her t-fare but because she didn’t have change and the bus conductor was harassing her verbally. I couldn’t continue listening to his rude comments so I just paid the lady’s t-fare and just like that, he let the lady go. I could see relief on her face as she said ‘Thank you’ before walking off.
When was the last time you did something good for someone especially a stranger knowing you can’t get anything back from that person? Like you don’t have any expectation at all from that person you just helped? Quite a number of us daily live in expectation of people to be kind or good to us and this often makes us live in disappointment and wallow in bitterness.
For instance, my Mum is a giver. She gives and serves people to the extent that we (her children) taunts her for it. Sometimes, I can’t comprehend why she does those extra kindnesses to people who don’t know it or it seems they take advantage of her heart. But I tell you guys, she still continues in her act of kindness that when she shares with me how people misbehave to her, I don’t even comment because if the same people come back the next minute and tell her sympathetic stories, she still remains kind to them.
The moment you make up your mind to stay good at heart no matter what people do to you, kindness dwells in your heart forever. And like the saying goes ‘The universe never forgets’, your sail through life can be easier and you enjoy kindness from people you don’t know or expect. Please note, when true kindness is in your heart, you do things to make other people’s lives better no matter how small it is without any iota of expectation.
Most times, the simple acts of kindness do not involve money but they are in the genuine acts of being the reason someone smiles or lives better. Stay frequent in random acts of kindness and enjoy the dwelling of true kindness in your heart.
Today, I leave you with some ideas of random acts of kindness you can do to helping the world to be a better place. Feel free to share the idea chart with your contacts and also add some other ideas of random acts of kindness that you think can be explored at the comment section.
By the way have cinemas resumed? I want to see movies in the cinema oo
Have a great weekend. Je t’aime mon ami