A Vancouver non-profit group by the name of Big Give decided to see how difficult it would be to hand out 100 acts of free kindness in 100 minutes. At first, most individuals were unreceptive to their offers and simply ignored their offerings of free hugs and free flowers. Vigilant in their quest, the volunteers held their ground and continued to offer free acts of kindness to all of those passing by.
Eventually, and for whatever reason, the people on the cold streets of Vancouver became more receptive to the idea of free kindness. Soon every passer by was accepting hugs from the volunteers and posing for pictures with them. The response was so overwhelming that they soon were offered free coffee and other items from Vancouver residents.
Think about how long you work on a daily basis and think about how small 100 minutes of that time is. Furthermore, think about how easy it would be to take five or even one minute out of your day to perform an act of kindness toward another. Most individuals can be unreceptive to kindness at first as the video showed, but deep down acts of kindness will brighten everyone’s day.
Check out more of the Be kind 2 Others movement at their website http://www.bekind2movement.org/
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