I am trying a new experiment in life called “Daily Random Acts of Kindness”. Life has been very emotionally challenging lately and I needed something to lift my spirits. My angels heard my request and answered my prayers. They inspired me to create a business sized card that I could pass out to people. This card would not mention names, or any type of affiliations. It is meant to reach out to strangers and invite them to join in the game of “Daily Random Acts of Kindness” with no strings attached.
This week I have handed out at least a dozen cards and what I have found is that I have enjoyed the feeling of giving to the point of being giddy with delight. It is exciting to look into a crowd of people looking for a way to help someone. What I have learned is that when you give with your heart, you also receive in kind. That is the law of the Universe. It has been hard for me to be on the receiving end but I realize that by allowing others to help me I am sharing the gift of giving. We all deserve to give and feel good about it.
On Tuesday my youngest daughter fractured her ankle and we ended up at a local Emergency Room. My heart was heavy about our finances due to some circumstances beyond our control. I thought that this was not a great time to have to pay $200 out-of-pocket for an ER visit. The receptionist/nurse was very friendly and I expressed to her that this was one of many financial challenges. She listened to me with compassion and told me she had a $50 coupon for first time services at her company. The bill was instantly reduced to $150! I had my “Random Acts of kindness” cards in my purse but this time I had to receive. I was humbled and very thankful.
“The meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose is to give it away”
It is my hope that when you find yourself down and challenged, that you will reach outside of yourself and find the gift of giving.
Thank you to family and friends who have kept my family in your prayers. I am full of gratitude for all the support ♥.
An update 10-27-11: I received a thank you card in the mail this week by someone who received my Make a Difference card. Wow! It has made my day and the giving “keeps on giving”. Plant the seed and watch it grow.