Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good actions; try to use ordinary situations. ~ Richter
People make a big deal about the fact that we come together as a people whenever there is a crisis. And we do. I’ll never forget the long line of cars waiting to make donations to a shelter in Los Angeles that would be helping some victims of Hurricane Katrina get back on their feet. There are hundreds of examples of strangers reaching out to help each other cope and share stories of the heroes among us.
But I’d like to challenge us to be in this mindset everyday, not just when there is a large crisis that jolts us out of our everyday life-habits. We used to call it being “nice” or “kind” to each other because that was what one was supposed to do. Now we call it “random acts of kindness.”
But what would happen if those acts of kindness became less random? And not just to strangers but to those we interact with on a daily basis?
Our modern culture has glorified bitchiness and being self-centered/spoiled.
Let’s be subversive and embrace everyday goodness!