Today, February 17th is a holiday you may have never heard of: National Random Acts of Kindess Day. This day is celebrated on Feb 17th in the United States and September 1 in New Zealand by doing something kind to a friend or stranger for no reason at all.
My random gift of kindness to you is 12 beautiful words to help bring a smile to your face today and to bring focus to what really matters in life.
Take a moment to slowly read these and allow the beauty of the positive words to sink into you.
Love: I love the word love. It is a verb “I love you”, a noun “Love is beautiful” and an adjective “That flower is lovely”. Be careful not to dilute the meaning of the word, but say Love when you feel it.
Light : Light is my form of prayer. We send light to people, animals, situations. Many spiritualities focus on prayer, meditation and awareness…this is light. Sending beautiful thoughts, prayers and images out into the world to create the situations that we want to see, yet trusting that what may come is what is meant to be. Light.
Balance: Balance keeps our bodies and minds in harmony. Too much of one thing is not a good thing. The constant tug and pull pulsation helps us keep balance throughout our day.
Radiate : Imagine the sun radiating out all its glory to the world. Each one of us has that same power. Radiate out your glory, express your soul, let others see the beautiful radiant light within you.
Spirit: The spirit of our bodies, lives and relationships grows with us as we continue on our journey of the day. Check in with your spirit at work, at home and when your out. What does it tell you? A light, happy spirit will let you know if you are enjoying yourself and are in congruence with your gifts and what you want to be doing.Harmony: When we are in harmony with our thoughts, bodies and our activities we get a sense of enjoyment and ease. There are times when work is required, harmony is not laziness, rather it is a peace that transcends your mind to your heart. When work is required, check in with your Spirit (above) and let that guide you throughout the day.
Abundance: Abundance is all around us. It is not a value of money or things. It is the value we place on what we have and are grateful for. We are abundant in our creativity, our resources and our capability to love. Abundance flows through your heart.Perfection: knowing that whatever may evolve during our day has a purpose and is perfectly situated for us at the moment, we can start to imagine that we are perfect as well. Perfection isn’t necessarily done evolving, perfection evolves with us, and we have everything we need already.
Bliss: Bliss is nirvana, uninhibited delight. A beautiful state where nothing can minimize the happy nature that is bounding out through your soul. Bliss relies on perfection and since everything is perfect, bliss can be found all the time.
Breath: Breathe, Sit up, Stand up, put your shoulders back and take a moment to enjoy the opening of your heart and lungs and Breathe. Whenever we find ourselves in different situations, we should pause and breathe. Take in the situation, relax, breathe and then move on.
Perception : Perception reminds us that our reality is only how we perceive it. When faced with stress in our lives, try and look at it from a different perspective. You may find ease and clarity by viewing it differently.
Nourish: be mindful of the attitudes and behaviors that you are nourishing. I am reminded of a Cherokee Legend: An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life.
“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
Nourish your mind, your family and your body will all that is good for it.
Spread the Kindness
If this post has brought even the slightest smile, ray of light or memory to you, please pass it on. Let Random Acts of Kindness Day turn into a virtue that you practice regularly: to do something kind to a friend or stranger for no reason at all.
We’d love it if you shared this with all your friends, family and random strangers that happen upon your path.