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Random Acts of Kindness Day presents opportunities to do good

The Random Acts of Kindness Day is celebrated each year Feb. 17 by various clubs and organizations.

This observation was initiated in 1995 in Denver, Colorado, by a non-profit organization called The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.

The purpose of this special day is to urge people to be kind to each other, especially those they don’t know, without any specific reason. Our club observes this event through one of the GFWC affiliate organizations.

Kindness can make a difference in someone’s day and possibly cause a domino effect on others.

Over the years, it seems that kindness has disappeared. Have you experienced or even said “Some people are just rude and show no respect for others!” or “What happened to the good days when people were polite?”

You can never go wrong with kindness, and there can never be too much of it. There is enough evil in this world, but there is also kindness and goodness.

Every small act of kindness is significant and can transform lives.

Random acts create more impact on people because you have no obligation to show kindness to someone you do not know.

In other words, treat others the way you want to be treated.

Princess Diana was known for her acts of kindness. Her famous quote, “Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you,” should be encouraging everyone.

The kindness you show might or might not come back to you, but it surely makes the world a better place.

The word “kindness” reminds me of the ’60s country music legend Glenn Campbell’s song, “Try a Little Kindness,” which I think sums up the importance of how we should show a little kindness:

“Just shine your light on everyone to see / and if you try a little kindness / then you’ll overlook the blindness / of narrow-minded people on the narrow-minded streets.”

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