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Act 160 – What was lost, now is found

Thursday, July 5, 2012, Act 160

It’s been a few months since I have posted anything, and for that I apologize to my readers. I’m ready to back started with weekly if not daily posts. I came across a great act of kindness to get us started back being kind all the time.

A local grandmother and two grandsons found a box that had apparently fallen off of a delivery truck in route to a local jewelry store. The box was clearly marked that it should have been delivered to a nearby jewelry store.

jewelry

We can imagine the collection of expensive goods inside the box looked something like this!

Knowing that it probably contained valuable items that had been misplaced, the grandmother and children took the missing box to the jewelry store and returned it to its rightful owner.  In my mind, anyone would have known that the items inside the jewelry store package would have been worth a lot of money. That makes this story even more touching – knowing they returned it promptly with nothing damaged and the box unopened.

For their great selfless, act of kindness, the jewelry store in fact rewarded them with a monetary gift for the valiant effort in returning the lost box. Kindness is not lost; we just have to look for it and then give it away to others!

Have you ever lost something that was later returned? Or maybe you are the finder that returned a lost item. Were you recognized, rewarded? Let us know.

Pay It Forward Day

Celebrate with the world. Tomorrow is David’s 2nd Annual Pay It Forward Day of December 1st, 2010
‘Tis the Season! A random act of kindness goes a long way …

PAY IT FORWARD!!!

What can you do?
ON DEC. 1st…
• Pay for someone’s cup of coffee…
• Buy someone some groceries…
• Get the next person’s gas…
• Help someone out…
• Donate something…
• Be creative!!!

When you do something for someone there’s a good chance they’ll do something for someone else. If not, at least you’ve done a good deed for someone.

So on December 1st share some kindness and spread some joy! It can be as little as a few dollars or as much as you want. No one needs to know!

Join us, won’t you?

please… spread the word!

Check out the Facebook page – Pay it Forward Day

 

Act 147

Sunday, June 6, 2010, Act 147.

On a work trip flying out of town to attend a conference in Austin, TX the plane was completely full. A wife and husband had gotten split up by their seat assignments. I switched seats with her so she could travel with her husband and have a better time.

airplane

Acts of kindness do a mind and body good

We all know that one bad apple can poison the well. Just as one sour apple can spread it’s infectious disease, so too can one or two caring souls spread acts of kindness.

There are many tragedies that plague our world and our every day lives. Bad things happen to good people and it seems unjust and unfair, and it is. However, recent encounters in our country and world have left me feeling such hope and joy, that I cannot help but feel its infectious goodness spreading within us and extending beyond our own small limits.

Recently an outpouring of donations has gone out to our troops, the people of Haiti, food banks, local organizations and churches. I have always been one to give what I can to these groups, but today’s society of people have shown me I am not alone. This experience has taught me several things.

When we sincerely tell our friends, “I am happy to help.” This statement means two things. We are excited to be able to help a friend in need, but people don’t realize the happiness gained from being selfless and sincere and dedicated to a cause and realizing the efforts and impact of a small group.

Whether rallying for a school, for an illness, for an organization, or for a country living in ruins, people are willing to reach out in whatever way they can. This knowledge is a great comfort to me. My mind can rest easier now knowing that there are many, many people who will help our fellow-man and assist to rebuild dreams and lives which makes these worldly burdens a little lighter and a lot more manageable.

Season of Kindness

In this gray, cold winter, when the darkness often seems unrelenting, there are many examples of compassion, connection, and heart.

Small acts of everyday kindness lighten our hearts and make us smile. And they’re everywhere. We just have to stop, look and listen.

For every child who cries because she doesn’t have a quarter for lunch at school, there’s another child trying to help. Kids in schools all across the country regularly join together to raise money and support for special causes and need based organizations.

For all the self-serving politicians who put politics above service, there are genuine public servants who just want to help. When someone they know is struggling, all these leaders want to know is: How can we help?

Yes, even though the darkness of these winter days may seem endless, we can all glimpse rays of light — in a small business owner who knows how tough a dollar is to come by, in a bank teller who really is a neighbor, in a worker who lost his job and still finds it in his heart to help others.

These are, indeed, small acts of everyday kindness that lighten our hearts and make us smile. They are all around us. We just have to stop, look and listen.

The Twelve Days of Kindness – Day 8, Act 134

Monday, December 21, Day 8, Act 134:

snowAfter our big snow was finished this weekend, the driveway, sidewalk, and steps were covered. I got up early on my first day completely off from work and went out to shovel the driveway, walkway, and steps.  I wanted to make sure that the no one would have any trouble walking or driving in the driveway to our house.  Besides, I would hate to be sued on Christmas from my mailman or even my wife, after me neglecting to shovel snow and clear an easily accessible path. Ha, ha, ha, ha.

The Twelve Days of Kindness – Day 3, Act 129

Wednesday, December 16, Day 3, Act 129:

Today we filmed the next episode of our monthly television show on the local library television network.  A coworker of mine was having trouble finding guests to appear on the show.  After a couple of days of searching and searching to no avail, I stepped forward and said I would fill in.  This set his mind at ease and allowed him to relax and be more focused on making sure the show went smoothly.

on tv set