Acts of Kindness Can Create a Domino Effect in Your Community!

Research shows that those who perform acts of kindness become kinder, more
grateful and happier, which can spill over, creating a domino effect that can ignite a community.

Secret acts of kindness can restore hope and bring fresh strength to those who are desperate to believe that someone cares.  Few things are as clear in scripture as the
biblical imperative to care for widows. Valentines Day provides a chance to show compassion and kindness to the widowed.

How do we change the world? One act of kindness after another. Hold a door, make eye contact and give a cheerful good morning. Give a compliment, a kind word,  a pat on the shoulder or if you know them, a hug.

Some like to  do an act of kindness, in secret, to honor the memory of a loved one.

Governor Mary Fallin’s Proclamation to recognize our widowed on Valentines  Day coincides with the first day of Random Acts of Kindness Week, February 14, 2016.

Secrets the widowed won’t tell you, but wish you knew to help you understand why they act as they do. 

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WILL YOU SPEAK UP FOR THE WIDOWED?

 Purple heart Facebook: A Heart for the Widowed

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9 Responses to Acts of Kindness Can Create a Domino Effect in Your Community!

  1. David says:

    Secret acts of kindness can restore hope and bring fresh strength to those who are desperate to believe that someone cares.
    Why not do one to honor the memory of a loved one?

  2. Betty says:

    …positive emotions like compassion and gratitude …. A person whose emotional state is one of gratitude is in an appreciative state of mind will act more trustworthily http://www.rd.com/health/wellness/sharpen-trust-instinct/

  3. Betty says:

    Tulsa, Oklahoma and Cushing, Oklahoma are celebrating “A Heart for the Widowed” for Valentines Day.

    Encouragement provides hope and it is hope that empowers us to become more mentally, spiritually, and physically healthy.
    Have you encouraged someone today? Maybe a kind word or compliment to someone in the aisle at the grocery store. A smile for someone who isn’t smiling. Waving someone to go in front of you.
    Whenever we pass on an act of kindness it starts something.
    The butterfly effect is the concept that small causes can have large effects.

    We all need to realize is that we never know what kind of day the other person is having. A kind word, or a thoughtful nod, a simple acknowledgement of any kind can change a day, or maybe even a life for someone.

  4. Katey says:

    Dr. Harley Galusha and his wife, in Tulsa for six years at Christmases sponsored a Senior Holiday Ball, featuring free dinner and dancing for hundreds of elderly Tulsans. This was in the 1980s and early 1990s.. Would love to see this for Valentine’s Day for the widowed.

  5. Debbie says:

    Every Kid is ONE Caring Adult Away From Being a Success Story

  6. Bob says:

    http://www.dailyliked.net/opening-doors-and-hearts/

    This young man was bullied but with his acts of kindness his life changed to being someone the other kids looked up to, he was chosen prom king and he does public speaking.

  7. C.C. says:

    RAOK for caregivers:

    * Gather a group of his friends and decorate his house for the holidays.
    * Cook a meal and deliver it piping hot in time to relieve the chore of preparing dinner
    * Offer to pick up the prescriptions for the person who is getting care and deliver them.
    * Write him a letter telling him you know of his sacrifices and you admire his perseverance.
    * Pick up her kids and take them to whatever after-school events are on the calendar.
    * Find a caregiving colleague at work and donate some of your vacation days to her.
    * Bake him a plate of his favorite cookies-then offer to share and chat.
    * If he longs to travel but can’t find the time, send over a collect of your favorite adventure books.
    * Help tutor her children, or if pre-calculus gives you a headache, hire a tutor to give them a hand.
    * Grave a couple of board games or a deck of cards and stop by for an evening of play.
    * Get your kids or grandkids to draw an encouraging message.
    * If technology frustrates her, send over a geek to get her devices working.
    * Help rake her leaves, clean her gutters or cut her grass, or hire someone who can do those jobs.
    * Buy some gift cards to his favorite restaurant and drop them off–or offer to take him out for a bite.
    * Send her a bouquet of flowers on a day you know will be filled with more than the usual number of challenges.
    * Find out his favorite television show and send over a boxed DVD set.
    * Hire a credentialed massage therapist who makes house calls to see her in her home.
    * Pick up a couple days worth of groceries and bring them to his house.

    #BeKindToCaregivers

    AARP Nov 2015
    National Caregivers Month is in November

    We never know how really strong we are until strong is the only answer.

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