Have you ever had a bad day – the kind where everything just seems to go wrong? I sure have. And have you also noticed how one small act of kindness can turn your whole day around? Again, I sure have. Some days is just seems like nothing can go right and then BAM – someone smiles at me or says hello, or holds a door open for me and suddenly, my day takes a turn for the better. I love these moments as they remind me that even small acts of kindness can have a profound impact.
In a world that increasingly relies on social media to define self worth, it is easy to forget how important personal interaction can be for our mental well being. A kind smile, a friendly hello, or a “nice to see you” greeting may seem small, but like a pebble thrown into the water creates ever increasing ripples, to too are the rippling effects of that random kindness. Those effects can be far reaching – your smile at a stranger on the train causes them to say good morning to the barista serving coffee, who in turn greets the next customer with a nice to see you, which causes that person to hold open the door for a someone with their hands full and on and on. Small random acts of kindness that connect us all and make the world a friendlier place to live in.
The desire to pass on acts of kindness is one of the reasons I love being a Stampin’ Up demonstrator. Making beautiful cards and 3D items to share with others makes me happy. I keep a stash of blank cards in my purse and randomly pass them out to people I meet. Most are surprised at first but then are excited to receive the card and often exclaim – Oh I know just who I am going to send this too! – Ripple effects – I love it! I am sure the recipient of that care will pay it forward with their own act of kindness.
Stampin’ Up makes it so easy to help you create beautiful cards so you too can spread kindness around. Our monthly Paper Pumpkin subscription kit comes with everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) you need to create beautiful cards to share. Check out a sneak peek of the June kit here.
Doesn’t that look like fun? Order your kit here by June 10th and start spreading kindness.