Random Acts of Kindness
I’m sure you have heard the term “Random Acts of Kindness”. It’s kind of a spontaneous response to events intended for the sole purpose of brightening someone’s day or make their life a little easier. Do you find yourself in ‘the spirit’ of the season.
Sample Acts of Kindness
As you travel through this season, and after, here’s some helpful hints of how you could brighten someone’s day with Random Acts of Kindness.
- Pay For Someone’s Coffee or Meal. It’s a surprise to get your coffee paid for by the person in front of you at the drive-thru. I used to pay the toll for the car behind me at the highway toll booths.
- Leave a Generous Tip: If you receive exceptional service from any service person from wait-staff to car-detailer and everyone in-between. Let them know how much you appreciate their extra effort.
- Donate: You can always donate money or goods to a cause or charity. Remember those kind of ratty
old blankets you have? There might be a dog in need at a local shelter who could still benefit. I know a guy who gives his shoes to the homeless people and walks home barefoot if he sees someone who might wear his size. Random Acts. https://tctfoundation.org
- Send a Heartfelt Message: Reach out to someone who you haven’t spoken to in some time. Send them a kind message. It’s always nice to know that someone is thinking about you. As an extra bonus, let them know that their presence in your life has made a difference.
Free Acts of Kindness
- An Offer of Help: See someone having trouble with groceries or luggage? Offer to help hold the door, or carry something if you are able. (I was raised with this being common courtesy but not so much anymore.)
- Leave a Note of Kindness: This is good if it is anonymous. Just leave a note of encouragement or positivity for someone to find. I guarantee it will put a smile on their face as they wonder who left it.
- Simple Compliments: Compliment someone sincerely. Be sure to make the compliment about them. Instead of saying ‘I like your scarf’,try saying ‘that scarf really brings out the color of your eyes. You can do this for anyone – friend, coworker, or maybe someone standing in the return line at Costco the week after Christmas.
- Volunteer Your Time: What organizations or initiative aligns with your interests? Go there and volunteer. There’s lots of choices. If you can’t do that, just volunteer your time to go visit people who are bed-ridden or on home healthcare/hospice. People need our help. Just help, you’ll be glad you did. https://transitioncaretelemetry.com
In The End
These acts do not have to be grand gesture. The smallest ones can sometimes be the most impactful one. And, you can even ask people to pass it on as they can give someone something as well. It’s the gesture. The ‘monetary value’ or the perfect timing can be irrelevant. Acting in the moment if the randomness of it and it may have no monetary value at all. Every time we take an action like this it will change the future of people, their attitude, and our world.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!
From all of us at
Transition Care Telemetry