What would you do if you had the opportunity to change the world? Would you believe you could? Or would you shrug and think “not me, no way” because that’s too much work?
I was thinking about the possibilities of changing the world on my way home tonight. It’s overwhelming and impossible to change the entire world, but what if you do small things that change just one person’s world? What if you did random acts of kindness that could ease the burden of an elderly neighbor or someone who has been unemployed for quite some time? What if, instead of buying lunch for yourself every day this week, you took that fifty dollars and bought a ton of spaghetti noodles and Ragu and donated it to your local food bank? (Note to Richmonders - the CVFB needs food bad. One facebook friend reported that they don’t even have enough to stock the shelves right now!)
Could you change someone’s world by offering to help with a small child while a stressed out single-mom takes a few hours for herself? Would that change her world? I’m thinking “yes”! What if you took the time to stop a manager at Martins or Krogers to point out the exemplary service that you received from an outstanding employee? I’m pretty sure that would change that employee’s world - even if it were just for an hour or so while they basked in the knowledge that their work was appreciated.
If, just for today, you did something selfless for no other reason than to just be kind to another - it would definitely change that person’s world. And who knows - maybe they would pay it forward and we could start a revolution!