Happy Random Acts of Kindness Day!
Yup, you heard right. Today is National Random Acts of Kindness Day. Weird, right? Just three days ago, we made a big deal about a holiday that celebrates other people in the form of getting them a gift. Today, we get to celebrate people in the form of doing something nice for them. But I’m sure no one (or very few people) have heard of Random Acts of Kindness Day. We are more focused on a holiday that tells us we need to buy a gift for our loved ones — whether it be flowers, chocolates, a card, or jewelry. Our society has become so wrapped up in materialistic things, we forget that we can show our love and/or appreciation in ways that don’t involve money.
We don’t need to constantly buy things for loved ones in order for them to know that we care and appreciate everything that they do for us. Not everyone can afford to buy an expensive piece of jewelry. I’ve known women to get upset that their girl friend got an expensive piece of jewelry for Valentine’s Day, while they only got a card. But that card could have contained a beautiful and heartfelt message. That card could have been all their significant other could have afforded at the time. Love doesn’t mean buying things for another person. Appreciation doesn’t mean buying things for another person. If you can afford to buy something nice for another person, do it when you want to. Don’t think that you have to buy someone else’s love.
Do something different today. Take time out of your day to do something nice for another person. It doesn’t need to be a person you love, it can be a stranger. The smallest thing you do can turn their day around. You can literally save a life by doing one nice thing for someone else.