How much does it take from one to offer a random act of kindness? It doesn’t have to be a big thing offered, small will have huge impacts as well. A gentle word of comfort. A small touch on the arm to someone troubled. A trip to the grocery for a sack of groceries for someone down on their luck. A bit of cash in an envelope to help with the rent. All offer a bit of dignity. A bit of encouragement. All should be done with out grandioseness or loudly presented to perhaps impress a bystander.
Random acts of kindness are what we need to see more of these days. We need to walk beside our fellow man be he or she wealthy or poor. For some wealth is a temporary thing and many times so misused. For some being poor is temporary as well when all is needed is a little help to redirect the path. We need to reach back to a friend or foe in need. Offer our hand to help them rise again. It need not be a lot unless one has a lot to give. As it seems those who seem to have the least give the most. That comes I think from understanding the path of adversity and how difficult it can be to remove the rocks in the path.
To offer just a little help is good for everyone and something we all should do daily. We must walk together and know the universe is sending good to all of us. We must believe that by helping another, we not only help them, we help ourselves. We must be aware when there is a need and not turn our heads so as not to see. We must help to rescue a lost soul not to make them believe in a god or particular religion, rather to help them believe in themselves.
There is a grace, blessing if you prefer to call it, that my Dad said for our special dinners…the last phrase of it was “make us ever mindful of the needs and wants of others”. It is the very way we should live.