In this day of receiving so many scam letters and marketing in your emails it is easy to become quite hardened and brutal when deleting the unnecessary junk from my morning emails. This letter got my attention though.
I hope you don’t mind me contacting you. I enjoy collecting souvenirs from various corners of the wide world and this has turned into a hobby. I was hoping that you would be kind and send me a little something. I have received gifts from all over the world, including handles, badges, charms, coins, souvenirs with symbols of cities and countries. It makes me very happy. I would be very pleased if you would take the time to send me a small souvenir from a remarkable placeand. Excuse me if for some reason you get my letter again.
Thank you for taking the time to read my email, I would be very grateful if you would be able to help me.
str. Uralskay 8/1-19
So here is an opportunity to be kind to a stranger. Dmitriy is not asking for cash, but of souvenirs from unusual places from all over the world. I am not sure what I will send to this person but I thought I would also give others the opportunity to be kind to a stranger.
This is a picture of a person from Russia… not necessarily the person who sent the message… I wonder.
Was talking to our Chief Photographer at NOW this morning and he shared about a series of events that started with an opportunity to be kind to an unknown customer of a friend, by offering to cut the legs off a chair for a project. He continued to reveal the sequence of events that led to him selling an artwork that he was working on…
In reflection of this story, how often do I hear of someone being kind, who then in return, through a sequence of events that person becomes the person who is actually blessed beyond what they could possibly thought of for themselves. Now Im not saying “go and be kind so you will get back in return” not at all, but I am sure that I am not the only one who sees the bigger picture.
What a joy to be caught up in a sequence of events that involves kindness to others. How can you start the ripple effect today?
Photo was clipped from an advertisement from Toowoomba on Facebook.. I have included the add in the post if you would like to check out their artwork. I love the opportunity to promote recycled goods. Congrats ‘Toowoomba: Lets keep it local.’
Lets not restrict kindness to our local area though.actually, let’s shout about kindness across the world!!!!!!
So What Do you do as a Co-Ordinator of National Others Week?
Good question! is my reply. My goal is to promote kindness in the community. To celebrate the acts of kindness that is already happening in the community and to advertise these acts, so that people know that there are kind people living around them. There are people who live kindness in their daily lives. These are the unsung heroes of society that can often be missed, the heroes of community that give that extra love and attention to detail in their everyday job, the volunteers that make services run in the community.
What if the community joined together and promoted kindness together, we would start a kindness movement world wide. That is my goal. We are educating people on ideas of how to be kind, working towards a week of planned and not so planned kindness to others in the first week of November, where we will be highlighting heroes, locally, nationally and internationally as our team expands across Australia, the UK, South America, Africa and the South Pacific.
What do I need to make this happen. People. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Tell me about what you are doing and where you are from. I will put your town on our kindness map and help you to promote your acts of kindness.
After-all life is a team sport!