A Random Act of Kindness: Even I am an Apprentice

By | January 1, 2008

Today I was in the local video store renting the next disc in The Apprentice Fourth series. When I walked up to the counter, I had to pay a late fine for another DVD that I forgot to return on time. Unexpectedly, I came up a few dollars short of the total because of the extra charge and I had not been to the bank. So I was needing an extra few dollars.

Out of the blue, a kind stranger standing next to me offered me the money. I was quite surprised by his generosity. I had no idea who he was. I still don’t. Of course, I declined because I didn’t really ‘need’ it (I charged it to the credit card!). But I would like to repay him for his kindness. Now I’m looking for someone to perform a little act of random kindness.

So, if you are looking for a happy new year, instead of making a New Year’s Resolution, why not do something for someone? Perform some act of random kindness for someone who looks like they need a hand, whether it is big or small, it doesn’t matter. It does help to make the world go round.