Improving The World Through Random Acts Of Kindness
Here at HooplaHa we are always trying to spread random acts of kindness and looking for people who do the same. I came across a story recently that was so beautiful I had to share. Random acts of kindness have been improving generations for decades. Back in 1963, Letitia was in the second grade. She noticed one of her classmates, Ida, had not been in school for several weeks. Worried, she asked her teacher where Ida had been. With sadness her teacher explained Ida did not have shoes to wear to school- forcing her to stay home. Letitia told her parents and her dad immediately took action. He got Ida's address and went to her house. Letitia's dad asked Ida's parents if he could take her shopping. And that is just what he did. He purchased her two pairs of shoes- one for every day wear and one special, beautiful patent leather pair. This giving father teaches us the importance of helping other people rather than standing in judgement. Acts like this, which is just a small favor in the giver's eyes, would go on to change the life of the receiver forever.
I saw this story and realized more than ever how important helping other people is. It doesn't have be something monetary. Opening the door for an elderly person, helping someone across the street, giving a compliment, a smile, a hug- all of these simple acts can go on to change someone's day or life. Whatever it may be, we need to work together to improve the world- one act of kindness at a time. I invite you to help me, to share your stories of random acts of kindness. Whether it's something you did for someone else or something you witnessed- we want to hear about it. We will share your stories and hopefully they will go onto inspire other acts of kindness.
Email your stories to: firstname.lastname@example.org and help us promote kindness!
Original story courtesy of AARP Bulletin.