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Alex Cavanaugh talked of random acts of kindness Monday:
I think that all of us could stand being the recipient of a random act of kindness.
I learned of THE KINDNESS PROJECT from Leigh T. Moore's blog:
The Hershey Company has heraled RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS WEEK. Alas it is past (mid-February.)
Milton Hershey demonstrated the ultimate random act of kindness when he founded Milton Hershey School to help children in need, then devoted his entire fortune to ensure the school's future.
But we can make EVERY week a RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS WEEK.
I was weary and read an inspiring post on persistence by Milo James Fowler so I spotlighted it and the two publications that had published stories by him:
I expected no reward. I thought if I needed the inspiration given by his post, then someone else probably did as well. Thinking I might have helped light the way was all the reward I needed.
I read yesterday of MPAX's new book release, so I spotlighted it without being asked:
It seems the blogverse is ablaze with blogfests and book tours, all shouting, "Look at me! Buy my book!"
Look for the lonely author who doesn't have a wave of blogs shouting her or his praises. Point the way to them without asking anything in return.
Take Christi Goddard:
Her FOUR IN THE MORNING is an evocative, riveting book with a trailer that reaches out and grabs you:
Browse your blog list to find any old friends who have not posted in some time. Find their email address from their profile. Email them, asking about them, telling them you have missed them.
Alex Cavanaugh, Talli Roland, Jessica Bell, and Hart Johnson ... along with others are giants in the blogverse. Sometimes the struggling blogger can feel lost and forgotten in their corner of the cyberverse.
They lose heart. They slow their frequency of posting. They finally stop.
Be kind. Look for the stragglers, the bruised, the fallen by the wayside. Reach out to them through email or just doing a post, spotlighting what you find great about them and their blog.
Going to the Redwoods of the cyber forest will get you attention. But life is more than what we can get out of it.
Life is what we put into it and into the bruised hearts of fellow strugglers.
Make today and the rest of this week RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS WEEK. The effects of the ripples you may never see. But they will be there. And the world and hurting others will be better for you having drawn breath.
How cool is that?
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