I’m a pickup artist.
No, I don’t hang out in bars reciting cheesy come-ons (“You must be tired ‘cause you’ve been running through my mind all day…heh heh heh”).
I’m the type of person who’s always picking up things that other people drop. Here are some examples:
- A woman was putting on her coat and unknowingly knocked off her bracelet, which rolled under a bench. I reached under the bench and returned it to her before she walked away.
- A girl was sprinting on a treadmill at the gym, and as I walked by, I noticed that her towel had fallen down between the machines. I picked it up and secured it on the arm of the treadmill for her. The grateful look she gave me still makes me smile.
- I’ve picked up an array of baby items: balls, mittens, shoes, teething rings. Babies can’t seem to keep it together.
I like to think that I’m good at noticing when people drop things because I’m so short and close to the floor. It makes me feel nice to do something kind (and easy) for others.
Random Acts of Kindness Week is February 13-19, so I’m watching out for opportunities to be kind to the people I encounter in my life. You can find out more about RAK Week here and read stories about kindness; download free resources, cards, and bookmarks; and browse a list of ideas so you can start sharing kindness today.
Here’s a fun video about how random acts of kindness can really boost someone’s mood.
Ready to start spreading kindness? Check out these articles:
31 On My 31st This is one of my favorites. A mom did 31 random acts of kindness on her birthday.
Have you experienced a random act of kindness? What kind things will you do this week?