In the movie Evan Almighty, God (portrayed by Morgan Freeman) tells Evan that the world is changed one random act of kindness at a time. A local organization, Together for Tippah, is currently encouraging people to perform one random act of kindness a day throughout this week. The random acts can be big or small, dramatic or unseen, the only requirements are that they be random and kind. If you didn't hear about it in time to begin Monday, today is a fine time to begin.
What an awesome challenge. This organization isn't asking for your money. They aren't asking you to purchase anything. They're not asking for a large chunk of your time. They simply want you to do one kind thing for someone else each day for the rest of the week.
There's a little secret that you might not know if random acts of kindness aren't your thing. Those random acts of kindness will most likely stir up some of the best emotions in you. I don't personally perform random acts of kindness as often as I should.
I have been on the receiving end of a random act of kindness many, many times. Recently, I was in the drive-thru at McDonalds and when I got up to the window to pay, the clerk tells me the person in front of me paid for my meal. How nice. I did not know the person who bestowed the act of kindness on me. Maybe they do that kind of thing all the time. Maybe they had some extra money and wanted to share with others. Maybe they just wanted to put a smile on someone’s face.
As you go through your week, I encourage you to take Together for Tippah's challenge. Do something nice for someone. You could drop off a casserole to a busy mom. You might mow your neighbor's lawn. You might stop someone who seems sad and offer to lend an ear or tell them a joke. It could be anything.
When you do it, feel free to enjoy the positive feelings it brings. By the end of the week, you just might find yourself hooked on that feeling. What if we all performed a random act of kindness every day? How beautiful the world would be!