Apr 15, 2016

These 17 Good Deeds Prove That Kindness Is Still Alive And Well

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Over the course of a normal day, we’re a lot of things. We’re stressed, we’re tired, and we’re just trying to get by. But how often are we kind?

Probably not as often as we should be. Life is hard, and it’s easy to get so caught up in day-to-day stress that we close ourselves off.

But everyone on the outside is struggling, too. It sometimes seems like hardship is the great equalizer, which is why it’s important to acknowledge the Good Samaritans who pay it forward to those in need. The folks over at Whisper asked people to anonymously share small acts of kindness that they’ve performed in the past, and the resulting list is a testament to the power of compassion.

I gave a homeless man my shoes. My boss saw me in my socks and, after
hearing my story, told everyone on the floor they could take their shoes
off today.

I

I told a woman at a restaurant she had the most beautiful blue eyes I

I volunteer at the local veterans affairs office. I just don

I once picked up a hitchhiker who turned out to be a Marine on leave. Four
years later we

I was in line behind a mother and her kids, she couldn

I always leave whatever change I have left from what I get at the bottom of
the vending machine just to make the next person who goes there feel lucky

I used my last $30 to help a kid in my class get diapers for his little
brother.

Today I helped a stranger calm down from a panic attack. It felt good to
help instead of having one myself.

I just recently apologized to two people who I bullied in middle school. I
made their lives hell, but they both forgave me. I haven

Sometimes I put coins in other peoples parking meters

I purposely drop $20 bills on the ground so whomever finds it will have a
small moment of happiness.

Helped a stranger get gas after their car stopped. Ran half a mile to the
gas station and back. Then she tried to pay me. I may be wrong but people
should help without expecting any pay in return.

Every once in a while I pay for the person

After helping out at my local community center, I found a whole new
appreciation for senior citizens. They

Helped a homeless kid by taking him to the store and buying him food . I
know what its like to be kicked out, when i saw him i just knew i had to
help him out.

I

The next time you’re feeling down, try lifting yourself up by empowering someone else in the process. You’ve heard the saying that a rising tide raises all boats, so why not apply that to your daily interactions? One seemingly insignificant act can create a chain reaction of the best kind.

For more of life’s little secrets, be sure to check out Whisper’s website, and download the app for iPhone and Android.

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