For the first time on this blog there will be no official theme over the next two weeks instead The Feministas will be talking about topics of our own choice. This week I will talk about something that is very important to me.
Throughout our lives many of us want to be helpful towards others or support or change something we think is wrong. Making the world a better place to live in for all. However, the majority of people don’t know how to do this or feel that even if they do something it is not worth it. Well in my experience there are small ways to make big differences in the lives of others.
Random Act of Kindness
Have any of you heard of the movie Pay it Forward? It was released in 2000 and based on the book by Catherine Ryan Hyde and is about a young boy that attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher gives him the chance. It is an inspiring movie/ book with a message that when someone does something nice for you pay it forward and do something nice for someone else. Helping out the world and the people who live in it one step at a time.
There is also a charity called Pay it Forward who has the motto “It’s possible for one idea to change the world” Similar to the book the Non-profit- Organisation signifies the importance of small acts of kindness on changing the world and hosts the Pay it Forward Day where people from all over the world join in. The event for this year has already passed but have a look out for it next year.
If you still don’t believe that the smallest acts of kindness make a big difference have a look at this video made by Life Vest Inside another non- profit that is “dedicated to empowering the masses to engage in acts of love and kindness” One small act of kindness towards another can lead them to do something nice for someone else.
General Things I Try To do
Here are some of the general things I try to do every day …
- Smile at everyone (It may be the only kindness they see all day)
- Talk to people that try to start a conversation particularly on public transport etc (you may be the only person they talk to all day)
- Make someone laugh (people just need to laugh sometimes)
To Do List
Want to make a difference but don’t know how to? Here is 5 little things that you can try. Everything you do can have an effect on someone else let’s make it a positive one! Something that does not mean much to you can mean the world to someone else.
- Hold the door open for someone.
- Give up your seat on crowded transport for someone who needs it.
- If someone drops something pick it up and give it to them.
- Share with someone.
- If you have something you don’t use or want pass it on to someone who does.
Let’s make the world a happier place to live in one random act of kindness at a time.