One Email Begets Another
--by pinkie, posted Mar 27, 2007
A few days ago I was really frustrated because no one seemed to be free for some random acts of kindness. I had wanted to go out and do something big and was about to give up all together when I realized that I could easily do something just as meaningful right from my computer in about 15 minutes.
I logged on to Facebook (which is an utterly addictive yet pointless website :)) and sent a message to each one of my friends. Most of them were along the lines of, "Hi! I'm having a random acts of kindness day and I'd just like to wish you a beautiful day!"
I had been a bit nervous that it would look corny but after I did it, I felt great! And I felt even better still when I came back that night to find an unexpected 70 or so replies! They were so appreciative and amazingly nice, I almost started to cry. I haven't felt as great or as empowered as I did that night in a while and I immediately started scheming as to what else I could do!
And it was also nice to be reminded that sometimes you don't need to do anything extreme, a nice word can make a huge difference in someones day! And no matter what sort of kind deed you do, almost 100% of the time, you end up being rewarded more than you ever thought you would be!