Thursday, 22 May 2003

Practice Random Kindness And Senseless Acts Of Beauty

in my introspective wanderings (wahh...) over the past couple of job-free (err..unemployed) days, i stumbled upon this very meaningful and interesting statement that you see above. I like the words "random" and "senseless" very much..

according to this book: Don't Sweat The Small Stuff, "practicing random kindness is an effective way to get in touch with the joy of giving without expecting anything in return. It's best practiced without letting anyone know what you are doing." seems just like the way true generosity should be, albeit hard to achieve..

they suggested a couple of things that you can do. but ultimately, i think as long as it comes from the heart and is done in sincerity and with good intentions, pretty much everything goes.. "Your gift might be to pick up litter in your neighborhood, make an anonymous contribution to a charity, send some cash in an unmarked envelope to make someone experiencing financial stress breathe a little easier, save an animal by bringing it to an animal rescue agency, or get a volunteer position feeding hungry people at a church or shelter. You may want to do all these things, and more." Giving should be fun and doesn't have to be expensive. and the greatest reason to practice random kindness is that each act of kindness rewards you with positive feelings.. and also the wonderful thought that you could be part of a whole chain of positive things and feelings that are experienced by other people that day.. as a friend of mine once told me, "the best way to spend a day is to bring as much positive energy to yourself and the people around you"..

umm.. sounds pretty good, huh? :)

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