If you read my last post, I talked about how Hurricane Harvey gave me the motivation to donate. So many people were displaced, so many people lost everything during this time. I felt compelled to donate what I could.
Last weekend, I donated what I could, from clothes we were no longer using (we checked for stains, fading, and/or holes before it went in the donation pile), new clothes with tags (yes, we had those too), and essentials (shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes; I am a couponer and normally buy extras for us, but decided that they could benefit more from it than me).
It felt amazing to donate. I was so happy to give to others. I know how one small act of kindness can multiply. Yes, I consider this one small act of kindness. There were so many people that swam out to rescue people here in Houston.
Their kindness multiplied and people made chains to help reach people when the water was strong. People were watching out for other people. It was heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time.
The kindness and love was so amazing.
Now, unfortunately, another storm hit. Hurricane Irma heavily impacted Florida.
If you have the ability help anyone, from either storm, or even someone in your community, please do. Again, it does not have to be money. I know that not everyone has a disposable income. To help for either of these storms, people can donate their time. Or if you are unable to donate your time, you can donate items, like I did.
My point is that we all become a better society when we help each other. Of course, it is always better to continually help others, but again I know that it is not always possible to do that.
So, today take a step forward in a small act of kindness. A simple smile, ask someone how they are doing today (and listen to their answer), or even giving someone a hug, who could really use it.
See how much better you can make someone’s day by one small act of kindness.
I will “see” you next time!