If I were asked directly, what have I done to make this world a better place. I would hum and haa and finally have to admit really nothing. But, really that is wrong. The world is truly a better place because of my 2 daughters, Billie and Shauna. I am lucky enough to be able to claim at least some of the credit for bringing them into this world. Through them I have done something to make this world a better place.
Well today is a special day. It is Billie’s birthday. I am flat out asking any one and everyone that may read this to give her a birthday present to join with us in celebrating her turning 30.
What would be the very best present you could possibly give to her. Perform a small random act of kindness for some one, for anyone. Every single act of kindness does indeed make this world a little bit better. How much better, who is to ever know. A single act of kindness can cause a ripple effect and who is to know how far or how wide that ripple will spread. OK, let’s face it will a simple small act of kindness you your part bring about world peace or anything like that, not likely but who can know. But, it is enough to know with every act of kindness the world is in fact a little bit better.
In the past on several occasions I have asked for anonymous random acts of kindness be preformed. Anonymous because it is then done with no expectation of reward or recognition of any kind. It is instead done from the beauty and love contained with in our hearts. It is an act of kindness done not because I had to or because I was expected to. It is done simply because i wanted to help another, prompted only by the love and goodness contained within my heart. If a single act of kindness makes the world a little better, think about how much better it can be if we all join together, each doing their own little part.
Back at the top of this post you will see a separate page I have set up called “Spirit within Me”. Within that posting, I am asking all to commit to 5 minutes a week to specifically look for an act of kindness to perform for another. Now think about it, I don’t care how busy you are, no one is so busy that can’t squeeze in 5 minutes a week. Hey, 5 minutes a day would be preferable but 5 minutes a week is a start.
OK, to Billie’s birthday present. I am asking the acts of kindness remain anonymous to who ever it is you are doing it. But, I am asking please leave me a comment here, telling me what is was you did. By doing so you are not seeking glory or praise but instead sharing ideas with others about things maybe they can do going forward. Plus I know Billie will be thrilled at the thought of kindness being done in her name or for her birthday.
I ask fellow bloggers to make mention of this. Let’s get the world just over flowing with kindness.
Happy Birthday Billie, I love you.