Try a little kindness; it can go a long way

Our daily lives seem full of turmoil, especially news coverage in the paper, and on the radio and TV.

People easily lose sight of what it takes to get through each day. A healthy dose of kindness and care can make daily life a lot easier.

It can be as simple as asking that senior citizen if they need help at the grocery store or a helping hand across a busy street.

We’re sure they will appreciate the offer and down the road maybe they will return the favor. It’s all about paying hat kind deed forward.

We encourage that thinking day after day.

And if you think you’re alone think again. There’s a World Kindness Day observed Nov. 13. Get ready to do at least one random act of kindness on that day organizers say.

Everybody has the potential to change the world. You’re a RAKtivist you just didn’t know it until now. RAKtivists are the heroes of one organization. They live and breathe kindness, share knowledge and lead by example. You can tell where they’ve been because they leave a trail of warm-and-fuzzy feelings in their wake. Kindness starts with one person doing a kind act.

In case you need a little push, here are some ideas to try out:

Random Acts of Kindness from blogger Brad Aronson:

¯ Create a holiday to celebrate someone you love. You can also invent your own fun or crazy family holiday.

¯ Find opportunities to give compliments. It costs nothing, takes no time, and could make someone’s entire day. Don’t just think it. Say it.

¯ Take five minutes to send postcards to sick children who are fighting serious illnesses and want to receive mail.

¯ Make little gift baskets for the kids in your neighborhood.