Random Acts of Kindness
“Your acts of kindness are iridescent wings of divine love, which linger and continue to uplift others long after your sharing.” – Rumi
With this Holistic Detox, the RAK challenge asks us to perform one random act of kindness for 31 days.
Random acts of kindness are ways that we can help spread the good vibes, we brighten a stranger’s day, and we help others smile. Performing one RAK, and offering that to another, is an accomplishment that anyone can be proud of.
I’m reminded of a story I read one time, where a couple was driving around town one day. The guy kept waving at strangers, all of them. After a while his girlfriend asked why he was waving at everyone, he couldn’t possibly know all of them. He responded by saying that he once heard that someone was going to commit suicide one day, and a stranger randomly waved at him, and it changed his day, and he decided to keep going and not end his life. “If I can help one person in that way, that’s reason enough for me to wave at everyone.”
This story really struck a cord with me. I’m a huge believer in the idea of small acts having massive rippling affects. And if a wave could help someone find purpose and drive to live their life, then what else could we accomplish with other acts of kindness?
As Sir Isaac Newton stated, every action has an equal and opposite reaction. So we have to address the affect that our acts of kindness have on us. By helping another person experience a state of happiness, we find ourselves experiencing the same magnitude of happiness in our own lives. If you give yourself a goal of performing 5 acts of kindness for the day, you are focusing on putting out positivity in 5 different situations throughout your day, and in affect you are keeping yourself in that positive mindset all day. You just created the environment for you to experience your life, and your day in a positive way.
How amazing is that? With one simple action we are able to raise our vibration and help spread that to others.
I sometimes will buy a bouquet of flowers in the morning, and throughout the day I will hand them out to strangers, and try to brighten their day. So by the end of the day, 12 people have smiled, 12 people have laughed, 12 people are now also in that state of happiness and positivity. How many people are they going to be able to share that happiness with? I can’t answer that, but if the ripple affect takes place, 12 flowers could have helped any number of people.
Kindness is easy, kindness is love, and kindness is peace. Choose it. Choose to be that catalyst for a better day for someone else, and keep spreading the good vibes.
This is a simple yet effective way to inspire yourself and others.