Yesterday I volunteered at Feed My Starving Children with a group from the office. We are given 16 hours a year to volunteer on company time so we used a few to pack food for starving people all over the world.
In the past we have packed the Manna Pack that is give to everyone so I was really excited when they told us we would be packing the Potato Pack W which is a pack of food for babies who are not getting breast milk any more but are to young for the Rice in the Manna Pack. W stand for Weaning.
They only pack this food for one day out of every 3 months so we were very lucky to be able to help these babies.
|There were 7 of us from our office and 103 other people there. This is this difference we made!|
Volunteering at FMSC is an act of kindness but it is not at all random and random or anonymous acts are where it really at.
Find Your Sparkle, a wonderfully delightful woman with an equally delightful blog has challenged her followers to commit a Random Acts of Kindness on the second Friday of each month.
When I read this challenge, I knew right away that I wanted to participate, which is to complete an act of kindness for a complete stranger.
I wasn't sure what I would do so I checked out her link to KarmaCooler for ideas. I loved all 100 ideas and I am going to figure out how to do most of them but I didn't find many that applied to Complete Strangers.
And I am entirely to introverted tell the person in line behind me at the coffee shop that I am buy their drink. Plus I like the anonymity of the act more than the word complete stranger.
So I am modifying every so slightly. I do hope Lucy understands!
I am delivering my act of kindness to the lot attendants where I park my car. For years they have been parking my car and now that I am a contract parker they are helping me when I have issues with the door (which happens more than I would like...). I consider them strangers because we do not say much more than "hey" or "what's up with that door?" to each other on any given day.
I snuck a container of bakery fresh cookies into their little room in the garage with a little note on them that says "Smile! You have just been tagged by an act of kindness. Pass it on!"
And they will never know it is me. That's the best part.
Now it is your turn! Complete an act if kindness for a (semi)-stranger! Make it anonymous but let them know it was an act of kindness by leaving a note of some kind. When you are done you can comment below, I would love to hear your ideas. Or write your own blog post about it and link back here.
Have fun with it, I sure did!