In honor of small acts of kindness, we’re celebrating Pay It Forward Day! Today, people all over the world will take the time to do something nice for someone else, and the happiness will continue to spread. Join us by doing something small just to make someone’s day.
When you think about a random act of kindness you can do today, remember these 3 things:
|1.||Anyone can make a difference.
When 8-year-old Katelyn Indelicato heard about a local man who was shot
and paralyzed as an innocent bystander in a drive-by shooting, she
wanted to help him any way she could. She emptied her own piggy bank and
raised money to pay for a physical therapy session for a complete
stranger who was going through a tough time. “Anyone can make a
difference,” Katelyn said. “You can be more than what you are right now.
You can do more than what you’ve already done.”
If a 3rd grader can make a difference, you can too.
|2.||A single small act of goodwill has the potential to make a huge difference.
In 1963, Edward Lorenz presented a hypothesis to the New York Academy
of Science: A butterfly could flap its wings and set molecules of air in
motion, which would move other molecules of air, in turn moving more
molecules of air—eventually capable of starting a hurricane on the other
side of the planet. He was laughed out of the conference, his
hypothesis preposterous. More than thirty years later, the butterfly
effect was found to be authentic, accurate, and viable.|
Just like the flap of a butterfly’s wings can cause a hurricane, an act of kindness by one person can make the world a more positive place.