Today I'm going to be talking to you about a challenge I've made for myself, and that I would be thrilled if you would too.
I was thinking the other day about how suddenly and unexpectedly things occur. Someone or something you love could so easily be gone tomorrow.
I'll tell you a story I was told by a friend. There was a girl, nobody ever said anything nice to her, at school. Everyone ignored her, nobody smiled at her, nobody liked her. She was at her wits end, and became depressed to the point that she was going to end her life. But then, one day, someone said, "Hello," to her and smiled at her. It took that much. This girl overcame her depression, and never looked back. That was all it took.
What I am trying to tell you is that it only takes a smile a day and a random act of kindness to make someone happy for the day. When you're having a bad day, you need that compliment or a random act of kindness to get your spirits back up. You never know their situation, what they need. Of course, they won't always be depressed or suicidal, but they could be, you never know, and even if they're not, everybody needs a little kindness and smiles in their lives :) Without kindness, we're nothing, and in this society, its slowly fading.
So the challenge I've set for myself is to give someone I wouldn't normally talk to or be with a smile, and a random act of kindness - not something that is a dare or triggered by something else or doing it for something back for myself, just an act of kindness and a smile to someone I wouldn't usually.
The Random Act of Kindness Website (click on those words to visit it), says: