"Let your heart crumble into an infinite amount of tiny, precious seeds. Then plant love everywhere you go."
- Anita Krizzan
We could all use a little more kindness in our lives these days. February 12, kicked off Random Acts of Kindness week, so we knew this would be the perfect time to talk about blessing others as a way of healing from grief.
Sit with someone who is by themselves at church.
Get a group together to clean up trash in your neighborhood park
Pay for the person behind you at the drive-thru
Send an old friend a handwritten letter or note
Volunteer at a nursing home painting nails or playing games
Make a care package for the single mom down the street
Coordinate a group to volunteer at Feed My Starving Children
Give your server an extra large tip, even if they don’t deserve it!
Shovel your neighbor’s driveway and sidewalk
Leave encouraging notes around your office for others to find
What did your loved one enjoy doing? If they loved playing chess, visit a nursing home and play a game or two of chess with some lonely folks. The stories you can learn there are inspiring!
What did your loved one suffer from? Did they have a hard time seeing? Donate their old glasses or vision aids to the Minnesota Lions Vision Foundation.
When you’re ready, find an organization that you can continually volunteer with or simply continue with your random acts of kindness throughout the year. Taking the time to brighten someone else’s day can be that dose of healing that you need. It won’t take the pain away, but you will be satisfied knowing that you were a blessing to someone else.
Need more ideas? Follow us on Facebook as we’ll be sharing one more Random Act of Kindness every day this week! Be sure to share your random acts of kindness with us too! After all, a little kindness goes a long way.