When COVID-19 emerged, many people felt the need to focus on their own health and those of the loved ones in their home. After this difficult time of fear, anger, depression, anxiety and survival, it may be time to turn our attention towards helping others. After all, it is in giving that we receive and giving has healing and health benefits that may have been overlooked as we faced and overcame HUGE obstacles never faced before!
Prepare to become an exceptional neighbor, friend and community member by participating in our Random Acts of Kindness Challenge. This challenge (who doesn’t like a challenge?) is sure to make our community an even better place to live and love. It involves a simple jar, a bag of beans and a group of wonderful people that want to model the positive change that accompanies helping others.
You may ask, how can a jar and a bag of beans create blessings like a better place to live with a stronger sense of belonging, love and joy? Well, it’s really quite simple… Each and every time you perform a random act of kindness that truly makes a positive difference in the life of another, you toss a simple pinto bean in our Random Acts of Kindness Jar.
This jar can be placed in a prominent place in your home, school or office. The giver can even write the name of that special person to memorialize your contribution. We will all feel so much better when we open our eyes and hearts to offer a helping hand i.e. visiting someone who is feeling sad, delivering a hand written card to someone who is ill or sharing a meal with someone that may need an empathic and compassionate friend. There are dozens of creative acts of kindness that will fill our jar with love. Don’t be discouraged if something doesn’t come to mind right away. Our community is overflowing with friends and neighbors that need assistance and encouragement. Opportunities to assist will present themselves to you, it is just a matter of time.
Please be on the lookout! As they say, “keep your eyes peeled” and before you know it our community will be overflowing with warm hearts and helping hands!
So, go! Go and make a difference! Go and fill your jar with love!
– Written by Ria Raune