Sunday, December 19, 2010

Tokens of Kindness

Whenever the month of December comes, people often reflect on their lives.  They think of the year that is about to end.  Most people mull over how fortunate they are compared to others with the countless blessings that came along their way.  With this realization comes a resolve to give back some goodness to others, some random acts of kindness. 

A random act of kindness is something that is being extended to people or animals without expecting something in return.  It doesn't have to cost anything.  As Aesop would say, "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."  

How to start?  Decide to be nice and good.  Once it becomes a habit, it becomes a way of life.  It could either be assisting an elderly cross a street, adopting a stray cat instead of kicking it out of the gate, or by speaking kind words even if you are raging with anger.  That little gesture of kindness may not be important to the doer but it sure does mean a lot to the recipient.  It could positively affect the recipient's day and attitude.

Dear reader, what have you done lately that elicited a smile or a pat on the back?  For my part, I informed two of my Digital Marketing classmates of a job opening in a prestigious company and felt so good after.  If any one of them gets accepted, I would have contributed something significant to their career.  

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