Today I woke up to my radio … and what I heard, I could not believe my ears.
The radio DJ was asking people to call in to thank someone who have offered them a random act of kindness. It was my kind of way to wake up. Many, many people called into the show.
Many were overcome with so much gratitude. Many had no idea who these people were who helped them. One gentleman knew that if his helper had not shown up, he would have surely died. Imagine. Was it an angel who helped? Or are humans acting as angels when they offer a random act of kindness?
I thought I died and went to a happy, loving metaphysical Heaven on Earth. It was so refreshing to hear this talk rather than the usual news, sports, etc. banter in the morning.
I really enjoy random acts of kindness. It is the one true way you can offer unconditional love towards another human being. If the opportunity presents itself, I try to do a random act of kindness. Oftentimes, it is something so small and inconsequential, but always brightens someone else’s day.
For example, my favorite random act of kindness is to help someone take their cart back to the store or cart return area in a store parking lot. Easy. Costs nothing. I am already on my way towards the entrance of the store anyway. I always get a smile in return. That’s all you need in return—appreciation.
I still cannot believe that my favorite radio station started my day with showing me that others offer their love unconditionally. It is truly awesome.
One random act of kindness can change a person. It changed all the listeners who called into the radio today. Each person remembered that day with such gratitude.
From that one person, it then spreads out, in a sort of ripple effect, to others… and others… and still more others.
It is nice to feel loved.
I like to buy coffee for the person behind me in line at the coffee shop
Sometimes others will keep it going. One occasion 30 plus. It’s a fun thing to do for someone else.
Hello Amy! Buying coffee for the next person in line is awesome! I love that you saw it automatically rippling out to the next person in line! What wonderful world we can choose to live in!
Great post, Karen! Love all random acts of kindness 🙂
Hello Mia ~ I love them tooo!
How wonderful of that radio station to have featured something so inspirational and love-based, and what a great way to start the day! Let’s send out hope that more follow suit. By, the way, loved listening to the replay of your radio show appearance this morning. Looking forward to your book 🙂
Thanks Alethea! I wish every day started that way. Thank you for listening to my radio interview. I had a lot of fun doing it. I visualize my book on Amazon and bookstore shelves every day…. yes, I am looking forward to it too.
I remember reading an article in American Scientist about the kindness of strangers.
I have been interested in this topic for a long time.
Thank you Symbol Reader ~ Love your blog! The article is perfect for an addition to this posting.
Hi Karen, just dropping in because you are in my heart today, so I wanted to wish you beauty and send you love. Shine bright beautiful you. Big hug, Sheri
Hi Sheri ~ and a humongous light-filled, love bubble of a hug going back to you!!!
I can’t imagine a world without these wonderful random acts of kindness! However, I believe kindness is not a random act, but an essential innate quality we all have within us. This life is not about keeping score or being happier or kinder than the next person. It’s just about just being true to oneself and doing unto others. It doesn’t matter how much you know, just that you know enough to care. Thank you for creating such an inspiring blog, Karen 🙂
Hello Tyler! I hope that being kind is an innate quality and that everyone at one point or another shares the kindness to one another. I don’t think those who offer kindness keep score. From this radio show, I only heard the remembrances of those who received the kindness, not from those who offered it. Thank you for stopping by my blog!
Hi Karen, what a lovely blog you have here 🙂
There was an FB page devoted to performing R.A.K back in feb, and from doing that and commenting, I actually made a friend – on an international FB page, I found someone also doing this in the same city as me! We met up for coffee and have so much in common – so the benefits actually came back to us: ‘what you give out is returned’ 🙂
Just thought I’d share that!
Hello Heidi!! That is so awesome! I love meeting like-minded positive loving friends— and it seems like I find more and more each day! It is like the Law of Attraction – what you send out and think about is attracted back to you!
Great post Karen! You say it very well – it’s those little things that may seem inconsequential, and take so little energy that can radically change another person’s life! We human’s are so interconnected!
Hello Alison! Absolutely we are interconnected, absolutely. It is as though when we are nice and loving to another, we are truly doing this service to ourselves.
Have a fabulous day!!!
Yes Karen, it feels good to be nice to others 🙂
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Reading you “Random Acts of Kindness” post . . . and looking over all your topics; we have much in common! My name is Angel (i.e. Angela Theresa) — how can I not believe in Angels!
I also love being an Earth Angel, when and where I can — similar to your acts of kindness. One of my stories is even featured in the book, “More Random Acts of Kindness.”
Here’s something I was recently inspired to do . . . would love you to read my stor(ies) and this post. And hopefully inspire others to join in!