Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Kindness, Pass it On!

“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” -Diana Princess of Wales 

We've all heard it before, being humble and kind is the "right thing to do".  As we grow up, we learn values and morals that help us become nice people, whether it be proper mannerscompassionconsideration or a combination of them all. 

I wrote this post to show people that doing nice things for others, or even doing what seems to be the "right thing" at the time, will be worth it and much appreciate it.I'm a true believer of the whole karma thing and kindness being good for the world. 

Here's an example of a kind act:

The other day my mother and I found a wallet and a kiss lock vintage Louis Vuitton eyeglasses case on the street (it was really late at night). We immediately thought of returning them to its rightful owner, so we opened up the wallet to look for a phone number but couldn't find one (mind you, there was a few credit cards, gift cards, gas station receipts and a couple of coins, we figured someone stole her purse, took only the cash and discarded everything else.) we did find her drivers license and since we saw that she lived half an hour from our house we decided to take a drive there. Sadly, she wasn't home when we went that day, but I wrote a note and slipped it under the door. She then called me the next day because she hadn't seen the note until that morning. She was beyond thankful and so we arranged a time and place so that I could give them to her. In all this, I wasn't really expecting anything more than a thank you, but when I gave her her wallet and eyeglasses case she came out of her car with a bouquet of flowers as a "Thank You". I was just happy that she finally had her stuff back! 

She could have only said "Thank you" for our effort and leave it at that but instead she took the time and money to get us flowers. Not only that but she then managed to text me late at night to thank us again and to tell me that I "reminded her that there actually are good people in the world." and to let us know if she could ever help us in anything 
This goes to show just how much of a kind person SHE was as well.  

The beautiful flowers are a reminder to always be kind! 

My mother always taught her children to be kind no matter who was at the receiving end of it or the situation they were in. Because, she too believes in karma and that whatever you do will come back to you in some way or another. I guess you can say it's in my blood being nice. I've always been this way and I have my mom to thank for that. 

So moral of the story is: 
Doing something nice for someone can change the world. Well, maybe not the whole world but their world. Humans are slowly losing their manners and courtesy, don’t be one of them. Chivalry isn't dead just yet! So why not remind that to people. Here are some basic things to make this world a happier, better place. 
1. Smile at a stranger 
2.Hold the door for someone 
3. Help a neighbor with a chore 
4. Send hand-written thank you cards and hand-written letters 
5. Share your talents 
6.Give without expecting something in return 
7.Be kind and encourage others to do the same 
8.Spread the love 
9. Return a lost item you found (if possible directly to its owner)  
10. Say “please” and “thank you” (not use often enough). 

\While the acts mentioned above are everyday things some people do, there are still a lot more one can do to make someone's day, be creative and never stop being kind!  (check out this website for a list on 40 more acts of kindness )

Kindness is a chain reaction, or at least I want to believe it is. I think if you do something good for someone, they'll do something good for someone else and so on and so forth. and while not everyone you help will have the same grateful gesture as this girl did with me, know that you did something good for someone and that is all that counts. 

***If you find anything that isn't yours whether it's a wallet, purse, book, cellphone, laptop, tablet, iPod, iPhone, anything at all you should check for a return address, or phone number. (or go straight to the police and let them handle it.) because, God forbid, something of yours get stolen or lost you would want whoever finds it to return it without any damage done. 


...are there any acts of kindness you did for someone lately? Leave a comment below!

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