I love watching “random acts of kindness” videos on YouTube, not only because it gives me ideas of things I can do, but because it actually restores my faith in humanity. It reminds me that not everyone out there is a murderer, thief, rapist, etc. When we turn on the news all we generally hear is bad stuff. It’s so depressing, and I’ve learned that it’s not good for my mental well-being to spend my time watching the news. I do have a news app on my phone that keeps me updated on the really important stuff, but that’s it. The only time that I ever watch the news is to see the weather, and I have an app on my phone for that as well 😉
I love good news and random acts of kindness, so I try my best to be that person to actually do the acts of kindness. If I can help one person, or make someones’ day then it’s definitely worth it! You never know what someone is going through, and they may be fighting a battle that has them dangling by their final thread. That person may be planning to go home and end their life, but your one small act of kindness may remind them that it’s not all bad. There are still some people in the world who care. So if you are feeling down today, or just haven’t heard it in a while, remember that I love you! I care that you’re in the world, and if you’re reading my blog right now that means that you are somewhat a part of my life.
I challenge you to be that person who makes a difference in someones’ life. It doesn’t have to be anything big and drastic. Maybe just pay for someones’ meal at the drive-thru behind you, or give a few bottles of cold water to a construction crew during the summer. Buy those packs of thank you cards (the ones that have like 20 in a pack) and write them out to the nurses at your local hospital. Yes, there will be a lot, but the work they do is incredible and they don’t always get thanked for what they do. I try my best to smile at people, make people laugh, give to someone in need, and send as many positive vibes to others as I can. Being kind doesn’t cost a single cent, so why not share it?! In the words of Ellen DeGeneres, “Be kind to one another!”