Martin Luther King once suggested that “life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘what are you doing for others?” In a world dominated by contractual relationships where we give-to-get, this question is as urgent today as it was then.
It’s a question which has spawned a whole movement as people have answered it by carrying out ‘random acts of kindness’- doing something good for someone, often anonymously with no strings attached.
A random act of kindness could be paying for a stranger’s coffee in your Starbucks que, settling a bill, helping carry shopping or mowing someone’s lawn. There’s plenty of ideas at http://www.randomactsofkindness.org/ if you’re stuck on how to make a difference to someone’s day, week, year or life. Why not have a read and imagine what our city would look like if a number of us made it our personal mission to carry out at least one random act of kindness a day?
Why not ask yourself life’s most persistent and urgent question ‘what are you doing for others?’ then act on it this week whenever you see the opportunity? Make sure you share your Random Acts of Kindness with us by tweeting @lovenorwich!