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Random Acts Of Kindness


Last updated 3/23/2020 at 2:54pm

Several weeks ago, some of us residents and staff members at College Walk handed out gift cards on Random Acts of Kindness Day. We drove around town, stopped at various places and gave cards to strangers who looked like they could use a pick-me-up. Although we saw the recipients’ faces light up, ours did as well. We returned to College Walk feeling elated.

These are trying times. All of us must choose how we will respond. Do we resort to anger and blame those who may or may not have caused the virus or people in government or public health who didn’t handle it the way we thought they should? Or do we try to accept the situation as it is and practice our own random acts of kindness.

It may be unwise to hand out gift cards to strangers at the present time. However, those of us who can afford it can make online donations to needy causes. We can call friends and family and say kind things to them. We can pray for each other, including those we don’t like and want to blame. Blaming others is like eating junk food. It feels good for a brief time but has no nutritional value. Kindness is the opposite. It is long-lasting and very healthy and will help us get through this crisis.

Judith Roberts



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