“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.”- Oscar Wilde
I spent almost two hours on the computer looking at videos of random acts of kindness that had me literally in tears. From a bus driver saving kids from a burning bus to a kid giving up his homecoming crown to a friend. No matter how big or small it really pulled at my heartstrings.
I have always thought of myself as a giver. Sometimes I may give a little too often and too much but it’s like I can’t help it. Whether I am helping out family and friends or just giving to someone on the street it always seems like the right thing to do.
I try hard to remain humble in all areas of my life and truly believe that I am blessed to be a blessing. When I watched those videos I also decided to skim through some of the comments. I knew there would always be negative people around but some of the comments were outright disturbing.
One of the most common questions that would come up in the comments was “why isn’t that person helping.” That was usually in regards to someone filming or someone walking past the scene. While I myself have thought of that question it made me realize that instead of asking why hasn’t anyone else helped, I can ask why not me?
Why am I not out there making a difference for someone. I have so much talent and interests that I am sure someone out there could use my help. Whether I provide a meal, a hot shower or just a smile to someone, I want the questions to always be why not me?
With that being said, I have been back and forth with my plans for my 30th birthday this year and although I decide to be selfish for once in my life and take a trip somewhere, I think I want to make it special for some other people as well.
I haven’t gotten all of the details ironed out yet but I for sure want to be able to enjoy the weekend and bring a little joy to others in the process. Stay tuned because it is sure to be a great time!