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Here are the rules:
Tell who you nominate and why.
Copy and share the picture that shows the award, posted above.
Share a paragraph of something that impacted your own life in the way of receiving kindness or how you extended kindness to someone else.
Nominate anyone or share to your own page. If you so choose to Participate.
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I have to concede to being a little lost on this award and have taken time since l was first nominated by Teresa and Beckie to give it some deep thought. I even had to look up the term ‘random acts of kindness’ to try and get a handle on it. I was puzzled why l was being thrown off sync and so confused and as much as l hate using my label of Asperger’s in defence, l came to realise that l was taking the word ‘random’ out of context and was referring to it as literal.
I don’t randomly really do anything everything is planned to a certain degree, so as an example if l pick up litter from the beach which is supposed to be a ‘random act of kindness by definition’, l don’t see it that way, l see it as litter on the beach needing to be picked up so as to make the area cleaner, l will pick it up. Yesterday l gave my neigbour some surplus vegetables from the garden, a decision that Suze and l agreed upon, so whilst a ‘kind’ act it was not random but planned.
Perhaps l am overthinking this, if l smile at someone on the street l don’t think of it as a random anything, it’s just who l am, l try and smile at people because, well why not? We don’t really live in a ‘kind’ world anymore. I always open the door for my elders first as l was brought up to respect my elders, equally as much as l will open up a door for a lady not becuase she is not able to, but because it is politeness to do so. Walking on the roadside of your loved one or once more an elder to the left is not random, it is upbringing.
I will naturally help a stranger, if l have change in my pocket and l can spare it, l will give it to someone who needs it more than l do, perhaps these are random acts, l honestly don’t know. But l was raised to have a code of moral ethics and to do no wrong to people, and to not be judgemental of others and if not childhood learning then l adapted to my life how l would wish to be treated myself. I am by my very nature a friendly person and am never rude to anyone unless pushed to extreme provocation. I try to therefore to be friendly to all those l meet and greet.
However, this award is to honour those whom are kind to people and perhaps, not being modest or humble l may fall into that category, at the end of my time, l simply want and wish to be able to close my eyes for the final time and say to myself, l have lived a good life and l hope that somewhere along my journey l have made the day for someone else. if l can say that, then l will be pleased.
So perhaps my message is simply, be kind, smile often and help those who need it.