Monday, July 25, 2011

Random Acts of Kindness

Happy Monday! how are your affirmations going? Are they easier to tell yourself as the week progresses? Do you find yourself believing them? I definitely find them easier to say and I feel good as I repeat them!

Today I wanted to talk about spreading our love to others through Random Acts of Kindness. Clearly I'm not the only person out there who struggles with self love and acceptance and I am amazed that there are so many others out there like me who struggle to be happy with themselves and the lives they find themselves living.

There are so many things we can do for the people we pass in our everyday life to give them a boost and make them feel great about themselves and about the people in their community.

Think back to the last time someone did something nice for you without expecting anything in return. I'm talking about something as simple as giving you a smile as they pass you on the street. It feels great doesn't it!?

It's so easy to spread love to others and let them know that they worthy, special and important. Unfortunately, we often get so caught up in our hectic lives that we don't take the time to do it; I admit that I'm as guilty as the next person of passing by completely wrapped up in my own thoughts and too distracted to notice those around me. What we need to realize is a little goes a long way!

One of my favourite random acts is when I am in the drive thru of our local Tim Hortons (best coffee & donut shop EVER!). If there is someone behind me and I have a few extra dollars in my pocket, I will pay for their coffee as well as my own. I hope that my small gesture helps to get their day started on the right foot. I know it certainly brightens my mood! It takes just a couple of dollars and no time at all and the reward for myself and for the person I've affected is just awesome!  I think the drive thru employee also gets the warm and fuzzies because I always get big toothy grins as I drive away! 

While we work on finding our inner peace, I think it's also really important to let others know that they are special and worthy of love; whether it's your best friend or spouse or a total stranger you're passing on the street.

If you're looking for ways to spread love and kindness to others, check out this awesome site I stumbled across while I was thinking about this post. It's dedicated to spreading kindness and has more ideas that we could ever dream up!

So, this week try to do at least one random act of kindness everyday. I promise you that you are going to touch alot of people and you're going to feel so rewarded as well!

Have you ever been the giver or recipient of a random act of kindness? Tell me about it!

Have a great evening and remember that you are a beautiful person on the inside and out.



  1. I've been thinking about Random Acts of Kindness lately. It must be one of the best forms of therapy around. I will take your challenge.

    Thanks for a great post.


  2. I want to do this! I love randomly saying hello to people or complimenting a stranger--because I love when others do it for me! I agree that a large part of self-love is also knowing how to share. Lovely post!

  3. aww this is SUCH a sweet post! Makes me want to do MORE things for people!

  4. I love this post, girlie! You are too sweet! I really try to be kind to everyone I see while I'm out, but I am going to try and go the extra distance and do something more! :-)