Rule of Happiness #6 – Do Random Acts of Kindness – July 18 Inspiration
It’s another Monday! Are you having success in mastering YOUR Monday? So far, so good, or at least much better than Mondays often go here. I’m trying to be mindful of my time, since time management has been one of my lifelong struggles. It’s one of my many goals for this year, to better manage my time and be more productive. Meanwhile, do you regularly perform RAK?
So far we have covered five of Karl Moore’s Rules of Happiness:
In case you have missed any, here they are:
Now here’s Monday’s rule of happiness…
Rule #6 – Do Random Acts of Kindness (RAK!)
“The more we give, the more we receive.
A Random Act of Kindness, or RAK, is a small act of kindness that you grant to someone else in the world – for absolutely no reason whatsoever, without expecting anything in return.
Just throw a little extra kindness out to the world – and watch how you find greater happiness starting to flood back into your own life.” –Karl Moore
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
-– Dalai Lama
This is another rule I love and can easily follow–and have seen the positive results! There is so much evil and bad news in the world today; kindness and compassion are indeed greatly needed, and greatly appreciated!
It also goes along with the “Golden Rule” to do unto others as you would want them to do for you. Sometimes even small gestures mean a lot to people. For instance, when I notice people in service industries (cashiers, waiters/waitresses, and others) who actually pleasantly serve customers – rather than just put in their time, or worse, be dismissive or rude – I thank them and let them know how much I appreciate their service. At other times, when customers are rude to them and they still manage to be polite, I likewise let them know they did a great job staying professional. They always appreciate the kind words and the fact someone noticed! 🙂
So what are YOUR thoughts?
Do you regularly practice random acts of kindness?
Have you been a recipient of the same? How does it make you feel?