The One Fabulous Mom Secret Act Of Kindness Challenge

A friend told me once that one of the most beautiful things you can do is be selflessly giving. A secret act of kindness with no want of recognition is a rare thing these days.

He told the story of a place he worked where everyone was unhappy. One night he wrote a note to each person about what a wonderful job they were doing and what a blessing they were. He put these notes in their mail boxes and left them unsigned.

That day the office was all a buzz. In the morning meeting there were various reactions to this secret act of kindness. One person demanded to know who it was that wrote the letter! Another person cried and said they had never received a thank you in all their years of working. Yet another person was inspired to do the same act at his sons school. You never know how much you can touch someones life until you reach out.

I have my thinking cap on, trying to figure out just what I will do. There is no small amount of kindness too little. Even bringing up someones trash cans from the street to the house for them can be life changing for another person! Imagine them calling someone "Someone moved my trash cans up to the house! It's going to be a great day!" Imagine how they will pass this kindness on!

Think of a secret kindness you could bestow upon someone. Make sure they never know it's you and that you take no credit. Just be happy in the knowledge that you did this act. Report back here to inspire other people to do the same! Blog about the challenge! Let's see how many people are willing to commit a secret act of kindness!


15 comments:

Claire said...

We know we should do this - we even want to do this - but - we need reminders like this to get us going!!! Thank you - I am already feeling good just thinking of some things I can do today!

Tess said...

What a great reminder. Thank you!

Tippy said...

I'm up for the challenge, OFM! and I love this!

Two years ago at Christmas time, the car in front of me at the SB drive-thru paid for my order. By the time I got up there to pay, that person was gone. I paid it forward that same year and now I do it 1x during the month of December. But why do I wait until Christmas to do something like that? How about a random Thursday!?

Love this post!

AMY said...

My boys and I will randomly pay for someone's lunch at the drive thru on occasion. It is WONDERFUL to see how excited the boys are when they do this. The entire drive home conversation is "I wonder what they thought, I wonder if it made them smile...etc. So fun! That is the great thing about giving. The joy of it is with the giver and the receiver.

BroncoMom said...

What a wonderful idea Mom!
I am on it!!!

icing on the cake said...

What a good reminder! I moved my car and added an extra hour onto the meter to spread a little sunshine.

Hillcrest Acres said...

I couldn't agree with you more. I think today's societys needs much more randoms acts of kindness.

We try to teach our children this and lead them by example. Our neighborhood is a great way for them to learn this. While they walk to the school bus, if they see a neighbors newspaper on the driveway, we teach them to put it up by the front door. In the winter, if they see someone's drive way needs to be shoveled, to help the neighbor out. Wave to anyone and everyone that goes by our house.

Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea with so many.

Have a great day.

Jen said...

Around this time last year, when I was stressed with work, I did this as a way to cheer myself up. It really works. I'm up for the challenge.

Maureen said...

Oh, now you've got me thinking... thanks for encouraging this.

Beth Dunn said...

What a cute blog idea. Someone once put my weights away at the gym, I didn't know who and no one claimed the deed but I thought..how sweet
xoxo
SC

Mrs. Mix-it said...

Of course I will do this! I have allready started! Remember the man who sat in front of me at Mass, I told you about. I think it makes you think that we are all gods Children and we should just do this just because. No matter what your circumstances are

Debbie said...

This is such a great post. We do need to focus more on this. Such a ripple effect. Thanks for the reminder.

Kate said...

Love this! I try to do secret acts of kindness from time to time...but it's nice to have a nudge to do it more often:)

Candy said...

What a great idea! Everyone should perform random acts of kindness DAILY- they seem so small but can make such a difference in another person's life. xoxo

bevy said...

You are a beautiful person and mom for modeling this for your precious children!