Random Acts of Kindness
When you feel down and are going through a tough time, it can be hard to get your head together again. I was struggling with a lot of doubts and uncertainties that suddenly arose, and my mind was not giving me a break. Suffice to say I wasn’t being a good friend to myself for once and was slipping into a place I’d never been before.
But I don’t want to be in that place any longer. I have to accept uncertainty and difficulty, and keep trudging forward. I have to see the positives and not just the negatives.
I read a few of the recent posts on the blog, Year of Kindness, this afternoon after a long and dreary day at school. Let’s just say that the posts touched my heart and I think it’s wonderful that Cat’s doing random acts of kindness for strangers. It lifted my spirits reading about her generosity and thoughtfulness, and I thought of how I would feel if I had been one of her recipients, especially if it was during a time when I was feeling down like I have been. I’m sure it would have brightened my day.
I think doing kind things for others can really be helpful for when you aren’t feeling well yourself. It brings you a sense of human connection and reminds you of the little differences you can make each day. I feel inspired by Cat to be more active in my random acts of kindness now too. I have done random acts of kindness in the past for strangers as well as people I know, but I haven’t really done any lately. I feel like doing some now though, even just little things. I know there are many people out there going through tough times themselves, and I hope I can make their day a little better so they can be given a boost of hope like Cat’s blog did for me. If you want a boost of hope yourself, head on over to Cat’s blog and read about what’s she been up to! You won’t regret it!