Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Word Filled Wednesday: Entertaining Angels
I have been seriously slacking on one of my goals for 2011. The goal to increase my random acts of kindness. Today, I finally made good, and performed my first RAK of the year. It was something small, but who knows, it may have made a big difference to the person on the receiving end.
I have been going out a lot lately to take pictures around the county. I had been out for several hours, and was really hungry, so I decided to swing by a drive through to pick up a quick snack, and more importantly, something to drink, as I was parched. I quickly noticed a line forming behind me, and thought, what a perfect opportunity to perform a RAK. It was a dreary day, with a mix of rain and snow coming down. The kind of day to make you feel like Eeyore, it certainly made me take very dreary pictures. So, as I pulled up to pay for my order, I told the woman at the window that I would also like to pay for the order of the person behind me. Such a simple thing to do. The woman at the window seemed so happy that someone was showing such kindness to a stranger, it made me feel as though the sun were shining. I never met the person on the receiving end of my RAK, never talked to them, never got a thank you. I can only pray that this blessed them in some way, helped turn their day around a bit.
I love performing acts of kindness, it fills my heart with so much joy. It makes me feel so good to remind people that they are important, valued, loved. I should do it more. I should do it daily. Each time I bless someone with kindness, there is always a chance it might be an angel. Or perhaps, I am being an angel to them in a time of need. Either way, in that moment, we are both being blessed.
Why don't you perform a random act of kindness (RAK) today?