Monday, December 26, 2011

Passing Kindness On, One Kind Act at a Time

This video by Life Vest Inside (music by Matisyahu) encourages us to be kind. What a nice message!

4 comments:

Laney4 said...

Yes, one simple act can often lead to several more, perhaps not quite as quickly as in the video, of course, but one can only hope and keep giving.
Definitely a nice message, Myrna. Thanks for sharing.

Myrna Mackenzie said...

Yes, I think it may happen a lot more slowly, but having someone pass on a random act of kindness affects our sense of well being and often does make us want to pay it forward. I guess (or at least I hope)...kindness is contagious?

Laney4 said...

Sure hope so, Myrna.
In our city, a mom lost her son on Spring Break in Florida years ago. He had just hung up the pay phone from talking to her and was shot to death for his wallet. Mom started a "Random Acts of Kindness Day" (which has become (RAofK) Week because her son was so giving and kind for his 17 or 18 years of life. She hoped that one day would spread into every day....

"The 13th annual Violence Awareness and Random Acts of Kindness Week will be celebrated March 9-15 and will include a candlelight vigil against violence, kindness crews surprising individuals and companies with acts of kindness, a Blue Ribbon of Hope Day and culminating in a Random Acts of Kindness Day.... the purpose of the week is to promote positive energy and carry out acts of kindness to drown out the voice of violence.... The ... program was launched in 1997 in remembrance of Mark Fyke and in recognition of all victims of violence.... her son would be proud of what the committee is trying to accomplish.... "I just want to tell folks to be on the lookout because an act of kindness can happen any time, anywhere," she said. "We're like the Candid Camera of kindness.... When you give from your heart, the fuller it will be.... Any act of kindness, now matter how great or small proves there are angels among us.""

Myrna Mackenzie said...

Elaine, what a wonderful mission! It's so easy to become jaded and hardened to violence. To reach out can be difficult, but what a difference it can make.