What exactly is a random act of kindness?
Can you just pick a nice “thing to do out” of a hat and say, “yes this will work–I’ll do this today for so-and-so?”
Or, is it the occasional NICE thing to every do once in awhile?
I think it can go either way, what about you?
Let me start by sharing a story– now you know how we can make virtual friends, right? Someone we converse with on social media, maybe in a group or on a page you both share an interest in. On Facebook or Instagram, for example.
Sure we’ve all struck up conversations that way.
In some cases, we can almost create a small community in a sense. Be it for business, recipes, entertainment or fashion, etc.
So, over the years I’ve struck up a virtual friendship with a lady out of Minnesota who runs a page on yoga and it’s very interesting to read her thoughts and words of encouragement.
Her recent post was how she explained about her very rare medical condition and how she almost died.
And then, she went on to write about the outpouring healing messages and random acts of kindness she has encountered throughout her stages of recovery.
It touched me so much, hearing and reading her stories on her instagram page, that I decided to send her a healing blessing as well.
We make a charm that reads, El Na Rafa Na La. You can read about it here on our blog, but to recap– it says in Hebrew, “Please G-d, Heal Her.” Numbers 12:13.
Moses asked G-d to heal his sister, Miriam when she is struck with leprosy.
These biblical words are often recited when we ask for healing.
Healing of the mind, body or soul.
I didn’t tell her about the gift, I just mailed it to her.
Then I got a message on my phone with hearts all over it saying “thank you.”
The beauty of social media is also that I was able to see her message that she actually shared on her page, when she made a live and showed the token gift to her followers, you could hear her voice choke up a bit.
The gift wasn’t gifted to sell jewelry.
Neither is this post, even though I am sharing the pendant with you and I will link to it.
The reason I am writing this was to suggest that we do stop and try to set aside time to think of others, and actually act on our random act of kindness, that is what is important.
Whether we know someone or not (and in my case I really didn’t know her), whether we just send a text, make a phone call, or actually send a gift–it’s the act of doing that counts.
That is what an act of kindness is all about.
Taking that few minutes, thinking of someone other than ourselves, and acting on it.
I am not claiming to be perfect, NO WAY!
I am just saying it feels really good to perform a random act of kindness.
➡ What about you? What have you done lately?
— This isn’t a brag about me time, but it is just to share what made you feel good.
Made your soul truly smile.
So, I’d love to hear it.
And you know that social community, that becoming friends with someone you’ve never actually met that was written about before?
So, I’d love to hear it!