Rules of Happiness #6 – Do Random Acts of Kindness – January 11 Devotions
It’s another Monday! Are you having success in mastering YOUR Monday? So far, so good, or at least much better than Mondays normally 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 new 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!
Quick story from this proud mama about my youngest daughter (who is a mama herself to two adorable little girls): My daughter recently decided to start actively doing these random acts of kindness on a regular basis. Just before Christmas, she baked some special goodies and brought them to their local fire and police departments as a “thank you” for their services.
She had some extra goodies left over and called their local Kohl’s store, where she shops often, and where employees were working extended holiday hours. It was after 11pm, and when my daughter asked the manager about bringing goodies in, she welcomed her to bring them. When my daughter arrived, the manager hugged her and told her nobody had ever done something so kind and everybody working at the time thanked her, too.
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?
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