This week (Feb. 11-17) is "Random Acts of Kindness" week, according to www.randomactsofkindness.org, a site that hopes to inspire people to "practice kindness and pass it on to others."
Have you noticed your friends or neighbors making a difference in Medfield? Have you done a random act of kindness?
Patch wants to know about it!
Whether it's shoveling out a neighbor's walkway, taking a stray dog to a shelter, taking out trash for a sick neighbor, or helping out in a community garden, every random act of kindness is appreciated by the community.
We want to see how many random acts we can inspire across the United States in the 905 communities Patch covers. If you know of someone who has done a good deed in Medfield, tell their story in the comments section below. Also, be sure to spread the word on Facebook and Twitter by using the hashtag #PatchRandomActs.
To keep the momentum going and it pay it forward yourself, here are some "kindness ideas" suggested by the site:
- Donate used books to the library
- Donate blankets or newspaper to the animal shelter
- Read to a child or the elderly
- Bring someone flowers "just because"
- Help someone with a project for free
- Help someone with yardwork
- Hold the door open for someone
- Let someone go in line in front of you
- Make a new friend today
- Pay the tab for the person behind you
- Clean up after yourself
- Call or visit someone who is sick
- Be a friend who listens
- Adopt a soldier
- Pick up trash
- Write a letter to someone who made a difference in your life
- Return a shopping card
- Thank your police or fire department
- Collect food for the food pantry
- Cook a meal for someone
...and the list goes on and on.
Have you been on the receiving or giving end of a random act of kindness? Tell us in the comment section below.