Friday, May 14, 2010

Little ARKs All Around Us

The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and of love. --William Wordsworth

Inspiration of the Day:
In the wake of a hurricane, Beverly Jordan goes door to door, delivering emergency relief. At one dilapidated house, the young owners respond to Jordan's arrival by offering a bag of diapers and five bags of food for her to pass on to others in need. In his senior year of college, Peter Strupp finds himself penniless, seeking refuge in soup kitchens, and unable to afford his rent. The night before he plans to tell his housemates of his departure, one housemates stops him alone in the kitchen and hands him a check for the next month's rent. Before Strupp can respond, his housemate blurts, "Don't pay me back." Acts of kindness and generosity come in different forms, and have many unseen, long-lasting ripples. These encounters with good deeds are gems that color our lifetimes, as well as ou legacies. [ more ]

Be The Change:
Take a moment to remember a little act of of kindness that you've witnessed in your own life.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kat, the wonderful message in all your stories is just how contagious kindness really is. Recently I've been overwhelmed by just how kind strangers have been. As you know I recently moved to Greece and it just seems that everyone wants to help. Every time I walk into a shop in need of a small bit or bob it comes with a smile and a message in broken English "For free" or "Present". It connects me to a strong sense of humanity every time and just how powerful it is when someone lifts someone elses day or destiny. Who couldn't want to pass on this terrific human coding.


Looking forward to seeing how you made a difference today!