Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Random Act of Kindess

According to Wikipedia, a random act of kindness is a purportedly selfless act performed by a person or persons wishing to either assist or cheer up an individual or in some cases even an animal. There will generally be no reason other than to make people smile, or be happier. Either spontaneous or planned in advance, random acts of kindness are encouraged by various communities. An oft-cited example of a random act of kindness is, when paying the toll at a toll booth on a highway, to pay the toll for the vehicle behind you as well. It was first coined in the early 1980s by peace activist Anne Herbert.
Last week I opened the front door to grab the mail and discovered 3 pots of pansies were adorning my front porch. I have no clue who brought them to me but every time I open my front door, I see them and they make me smile! Thank you to whoever placed them there! I am going to extend a random act of kindness to another person very soon…I encourage you to do the same!

3 comments:

Sue & Nick Willis said...

You are all about some Wikipedia these days! :) Did you know the guy who started it is a UA grad?

Jody, Andrea, Banks and Mary Reese said...

Should have known it was a UA graduate...brillant!!! I find all kinds of information on there.

Anonymous said...

i did it