Don’t you love it when you receive a random act of kindness? This weekend my friend wanted to purchase a car, we had gone to every mechanic on the peninsula to find someone that would check it. We got turned away at least five times. Then one company said we will stay open for you, come back in an hour with car. We went back with the car and not only did they spend an hour given it a full check over, they wrote us out a full report of what was not right with it, advised us pretty much not to buy it and then said no charge! The going rate for a pre vehicle sale inspection is $150.00. How kind is that. Honestly the relief this gave my friend was immense, and the positive feeling was felt for the remainder of the day. Honestly it is so warming to know that there are good people out there that are willing to go that extra mile for you.
My thinking is random acts of kindness is just common courtesy that as we have become busier in our day to day lives we seem to lose sight of. So for this month as we go through the detox programme by Vitalise Health, I am also going to become consciously mindful of people that are around us that are within our community, that your act of kindness could improve their day, remove some stress, and make a person happy.
These are some of the things I am going to be doing.
- Bring in the neighbours rubbish bins
- Gift unused parking tickets to the next person wanting to park
- Mow an elderly neighbour’s lawn
- Offer to carry groceries for elderly people at supermarket
- Sorting through my pantry and gifting any cans of food etc to the local food bank
- Gift a container of balm to the mechanics workshop that helped my friend
- Pay $5.00 off the next person’s petrol bill, instead of purchasing myself coffee.
I am hopeful that these acts will bring a smile to the people receiving the acts of kindness, and will lift them from a stressful situation.
I love the concept of paying it forward, and want to start this. At my local coffee shop I am going to leave a pay it forward card, so the next person that comes in can benefit from a free coffee and hopefully use the pay it forward coffee to pay for the next persons coffee.
I am going to see if I can do this at the local supermarket, where I will offer to discount the elderly or young single parents grocery bill.. I know it will be up to the discretion of the check out person, but I am hopeful whoever receives it will get a sense of relief. With Vitalise health, as we grow and become stronger, our aim is to gift back to community , as part of this we want to implement this into the now so it becomes part of our culture, we welcome you to join us on our pay it forward and gift back to community efforts, If you want to receive a vitalise health, pay it forward, to build stronger communities card then let us know.
We would love to hear from you and the acts you have done or received.