Yesterday a young girl passed away after a courageous battle with cancer which touched a nation with her strength and courage. She will leave a legacy of hope for others. This got me thinking about simple acts of kindness that we can all do.
I remember a time when I spent a length of time at a hospital with my child and in the room next door there was another young child whose parent had to work during the day and could only come in the evening, this child spent a lot of time alone, though there were volunteers who came and cheered her up from time to time. It took so little to make this child happy, just a few minutes of talk, or reading her a book that made all the difference in the world. When the parent came, she did not want to leave her child, so I would bring her coffee from time to time. These are just a few simple acts that make a difference.
One last story, when my father passed away, a stranger came to me to tell me that when he would go to volunteer, he would go to the cafeteria to get food and he would always pay for the person behind him, this was 20 years ago…..have I made a point….there is so much we can do that takes so little time and effort that have a huge impact and make all the difference in the world.
These are things that anyone can do, but talking about them makes it happen.
Talk about volunteering, engage your friends, family and colleagues….there is so much you can do.
If you need any ideas or help….I am just an email away.
Remember just a little makes a difference.