Even after yesterday’s list of ideas to get you started, you still may not be convinced you’re ready
to go out there to spread unexpected joy in the world. I can understand that. Giving without a
special occasion or particular reason feels foreign. You may worry about the reaction you’ll
receive. Let’s explore some of these issues so you can move on from your comfort zone and try a
random act of kindness today.
About Random Acts of Kindness
Kindness goes beyond simply being nice. Being kind is selfless. It requires empathy and putting
yourself in someone else’s shoes. In our busy modern world, we’re often consumed with hectic
schedules and too many commitments. That can make it difficult to look outside of ourselves and
consider the needs of others. Random acts of kindness require you to take the leap and do just
that. These selfless acts are to be performed on behalf of others for no other reason than to make
their day better or improve their mood.
What’s Holding You Back?
There are lots of things that could be keeping you from sharing random acts of kindness with
others. Many people feel insecure about putting themselves out there and allowing themselves to
be vulnerable in this way. It takes courage and self-confidence to give freely to another with no
agenda or particular reason. You’ll probably overcome this comfort once you begin to practice
doing little acts here and there. Sometimes people feel themselves to be unworthy. They may
think others wouldn’t receive their gift without suspicion. It can be risky to take such a leap, but the
rewards are usually worth it. Most recipients are quite enthusiastic and happy to get such a
surprise. Maybe you just feel too wrapped up in your own needs that it seems impossible to spare
anything for anyone else. Usually, you’ll find this not to be the case once you start to give.
Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
Doing random acts of kindness take you out of your own little world and allow you to connect with
others in meaningful ways. This can have a very powerful effect on you, your recipient and anyone
who sees or comes in contact with your efforts. Performing unsolicited good deeds adds positivity
to the world around you. It will rarely have negative repercussions. Try taking just one small step
outside your comfort zone to give to another in even the smallest of ways. Then try something a bit
more daring the next day. Each positive response will increase your confidence.
Are you ready to start performing random acts of kindness today? Hopefully, you’ve given some
thought to what’s holding you back and feel enthusiastic about all the ways you could enhance the
lives of those around you.