Random Acts of Kindness

Many of us in the US are still in shock since the election. And now Thanksgiving is on its way. Some of you may wonder, “What do I have to be thankful for?” It’s hard for so many of us to see our country go the way of evil and hatred. It seems like an unthinkable, horrible, nightmare where there’s no escaping. This new incoming administration makes me think of the characters from Star Wars: Darth Sidious the emperor, aka “ Dark Lord of the Sith,” and his side kick, good old Darth Vader.

It has now become politically correct to be a racist. What a chilling thought. Yes, it’s hard to see and feel thankful when we sense the darkness approaching, but thankful we must be. We have to give gratitude that we are still a diverse and free society, and we must be mindful to keep it that way, and everything else we hold dear to our hearts.

After signing all the petitions until your eyes are blurry and maybe even marching in protests you still don’t feel empowered, try practicing random acts of kindness. It can be something so small as smiling at a complete stranger, or giving a child a much needed hug. Maybe you could run an errand for an elderly neighbor, or give a co-worker a ride, or volunteering. It doesn’t matter what you do as long as you expect nothing in return, and it comes from the heart. And that smile for the stranger may go farther than you could ever imagine.

Love is empowerment, and random acts of kindness will always trump hatred. So get out there and make caring contagious, and be grateful that you can.

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9 thoughts on “Random Acts of Kindness

  1. smilecalm says:

    at this moment
    i’m thankful
    4 U 🙂

  2. Yep–always good to do something for others…
    Whether our candidate won or not, we don’t need to act like little children who didn’t get our way. We need to be united and move forward the best we can.
    hugs

  3. Monochrome nightmares says:

    A wonderful post Michele.
    Why on earth did the people of America
    vote for such an awful person? 😟

    • Thank you so much, Alan 🙂 There were so many red flags, but they didn’t pay attention and look at history. You always have to look at history so you don’t keep making the same mistakes. As time goes on, I bet they will regret their vote. I just hope we are all safe and he doesn’t completely destroy this country.

  4. rebeccasousieartblog says:

    I believe you! It’s a struggle for me to look at the state of some things in this life but choosing love is something that must be done weather I’m looking or not.

  5. Hi, Rebecca 🙂 Thank you for coming by. Life sure can be a struggle, and now there is so much going on that I don’t like. Here’s to love and kindness keeping us all grounded.

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