For Lent this year, I decided that I was going to do a Random Act of Kindness everyday for the entire Lenten period. It is day 14 and I am still on track! I have been trying to be anonymous when I do some of them – leaving little treats at work, for coworkers, so I am not sure of the reaction they are getting, but my hope is that it brightens the day of the person who receives it.
I have also brought some sweets and treats to friends. Two of them were teachers at Viva Z, where I take classes. Tonight, they took me completely by surprise when they gave me a bouquet of beautiful roses before class. They told me it was a random act of kindness for me! It made me feel so special. That is my hope when I am giving out my own RAK everyday. I hope that the person who gets one from me, knows that someone was thinking of them and that it makes them feel good and inspires them to do something kind for someone else in return.
This is the idea behind the project Roberta, (our school librarian) and I had when we began our Pay It Forward Program at school. The kindness is already spreading! There is a lot of excitement among the students and the parents seem to be responding positively. It is so exciting watching the kindness grow!