Thursday, August 17, 2006

Random Nice...Pass It On!

What if, everywhere you went, some stanger did something nice/polite for you? What if, everywhere you went, some stranger said "thank you" because they recognized you as someone who had let them go first, have a parking space, helped with their bags, said good morning with a smile, held traffic to let them cross on a busy or rainy day, etc...?

This was the thought that struck me while returning from lunch. If we each did one "Random Nice" a day, in one month we might actually reencounter it coming back to us. Wouldn't it be great if you went somewhere; even half way across the world, and someone stopped and said "you don't know me but, you helped me once when...... and I just wanted to say thank you." There is so much energy in the world; we spend a great deal of time noticing the bad—but there is just as much good. Can't we spread it around, begin to cultivate more of it, pay attention to it when it happens. Could you imagine the ramifications if everyone did a "Random Nice" once a day all year long!

Here's a Random Nice that I will share with you. I was on lunch break and went to Arby's to grab a sandwich. By the time I got to the window to pay and pick up my food; the attendant told me that the car in front of me had already paid for mine. She continued to relay to me the reason, just as she had asked the reason. Hey guess what? ....just Random Nice So guess what? Come the next day, I did the same thing to some other unsuspecting sap left just as stunned as I was, but smiling afterwards.

1 comment:

Bendy said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh I LOVE the thought of a random nice day!