Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I challenge you all to do.............

Some random acts of kindness over the next few days.

Pay the toll of the person behind you.
Hold a door for someone.
Help a elderly person unload their shopping cart onto the conveyor.
Buy the person behind you their latte
Let a person get into traffic in front of you.
Take your neighbor a plate of cookies.

Anything really.

Around right now we all are aware of all the grumpy people out there. People whose minds seem to be focused only on themselves and their needs.
I would love for us to spread a little happiness.
You have no idea how much your random act of kindness may help or make someone's day.

I read this article yesterday and thought wow... how wonderful.
PHILADELPHIA - It played like a scene from a holiday movie — a mystery couple, who didn’t leave their names or numbers, walked into a restaurant, finished their meal and then set off a chain reaction of generosity that lasted for hours.

That’s just what employees at the Aramingo Diner in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia said a man and a woman did during their breakfast shift Saturday morning.

“It was magical. I had tears in my eyes because it never happened before. I’ve been here for 10 years, and I’ve never seen anything like that,” said Lynn Willard, a waitress.

Willard and other waitresses told NBC Philadelphia that the couple started the chain reaction by paying double: for their own meal and for the tab of another table of diners at the restaurant. There's no evidence that one group of diners knew the others.

“I could not believe it. And it continued and continued — it was very nice,” said Willard. “They asked us not to say anything until they left, say, ‘Merry Christmas, that person picked up your check.’”

For the next five hours, dozens of patrons got into that same holiday spirit and paid the favor forward.

The diner’s manager said not one person was concerned about price of the check — which ran between $12 and $30.

“It was a surprise to all of us; the girls were even taken aback,” said the diner's manager. “Those who took the check also tipped the waitress. So nobody had to do anything other than pass it on, and that’s what they did. They just passed it forward.”

It’s a true holiday story that proves how a small gesture of kindness can create some magic.

I think if we all just pulled together and showed love to random people this world would be a better place.

AND I am going to decorate today if it freaking KILLS ME


  1. Great challenge Jody!!

    And I really don't think decorating will kill you...at least not literally! ;-)

  2. What a great idea. I might have try it.

    Have fun decorating! lol too funny.