Bloggers Unite By Building Your A.R.K.(Acts of Random Kindness)

Hello Friends,

Hope all is well. Today is Blogger's Unite Day.
It is a date on which we are to perform an act of kindness. This is something that I was happy to participate in. We should all strive to help others on a daily basis. We are all extension of One Source. This leads us to believe that we are all one in the same. When I look upon you, I look upon myself.

I talked about acts of kindness in my post, Build Your ARK. The A.R.K. stands for Act of Random Kindness. I think random acts of kindness are the best. They are not preconceived. There are no ulterior motives behind the action. It is spur of the moment. It is pure love.

These random acts of kindness is what inspires others to show someone else love. They will remember how good it felt to get help when they needed it, and will be quick to share those good feelings with someone as well.

About a month ago I was getting off the Metrorail, which is the train system in Miami. As I was walking through the turnstiles I noticed two women walking towards me. One of the women was really upset. She had forgotten her rail pass in the office and she didn't have any cash on her. What made it worse is that her friend didn't have any cash on her either.

She went into a tirade similar to my friends three year old daughter when she doesn't get what she wants. She began talking about how bad a day she was having. How this always happens to her. I thought she was going to have a heart attack right there. Her friend began to look around in embarrassment.

As it was I had $1.50 in quarters in my pocket. I took the money out and started to walk over to her. I could see that the two women were looking at me apprehensively. I walked up to her and gave her $1.50, the price of the fare. She had a look of amazement on her face. I just smiled and walked away. I could here them talking as I walked away. "I can't believe that just happened." "That never happens in Miami." She yelled after me and said "thank you." I didn't turn around even though I had heard her. Maybe I was going for affect, hoping she would think I was an Angel, because it seemed like she needed something that dramatic in her life to change her attitude.

Here's the best part of the story. Earlier in the day a stranger had given me a free pass for the metrorail because they weren't going to use it. I was thankful and happy because I had saved some money. Because someone showed me a random act of kindness, I was able to show someone else a random act of kindness. These random acts become infectious. It leaves you with a good feeling but more importantly you renew the faith of someone who may have been struggling in life. That random act may be the spark that someone needs to achieve something big.

Try to make it a point to show at least one Act Of Random Kindness a day. It's not that hard. Pass along the message, and soon people will be helping each other more and more each day. Eventually it will become natural to you and you won't even notice that you're doing it. It becomes who you are.

My act of kindness on this occasion is to show a little "link Love" to my friends at Blogcatalog and MyBlog Log. These are the two network communities that I frequent the most. I have been fortunate to come across some very creative blogs. Lots of unique ideas are being exchanged which is always a good thing.

I was starting to get tired as I was typing out all the links so I took a break. I decided to finish the book I was reading Warrior of the Light: A Manual by Paulo Coelho. When I finished the book I went back to typing. I noticed that someone had added me as a friend on Blogcatalog. When I went to his profile, I noticed that Paulo Coelho was his top friend. I don't believe in coincidences anymore. It was an obvious sign or omen as Coelho likes to say, that I need to pay attention to what I had just read. The Universe always lets you know when you should be listening. It is our job to act.

I tried to be careful to get all the links right. I only put one blog for each publisher. Some of you have 2,3,...10 blogs(I applaud your dedication.)I would have been up all night so I listed the blog that I visit most often. By the way...if anyone knows of an easier way to put together a list like this let me know. I'm sure there is.

Have a great day. It should be a good one with so many minds focused on a common goal of kindness. Show someone an Act Of Random Kindness and know that you have improved someones experience in life. Enjoy your "Love Link", and thanks for listening.

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Ranjani Ravi said...

Excellent post,Dexter!I loved it.This is worth a thumbs up!:)

Dexter Francois said...

Thanks for stopping by rampantheart. Such a pleasure to make new friends. I'll add you to the list. I don't think I had added you as a friend yet. Many Blessings!

Keli said...

Thank you for including my blog address in your list!
This was a lovely post about the fare for the metro rail. I don't believe in coincidences either. And I do agree, acts of kindness should occur daily. Such a simple, easy thing to do, and one that brings both parties happiness!

Alban Fenle said...

Incredible list, Dexter. Thanks for including me. Cheers,

Dexter Francois said...

Thanks for stopping by Keli and Alban, teacher of God. It is always my pleasure to share quality blogs with others. Keep sharing your talents with the world. Everyone benefits from it. Many Blessings!

Anonymous said...

Hello Dexter! Terrific post about random acts of kindness. Only if this world had more kind people like you. This world would definitely be better. Thanks so much for the post and link posting!

Alien of this world

Dexter Francois said...

Thanks for stopping by my alien friend and also for the kind words. It was my pleasure to post your link. Keep on sharing your talents with the world and the galaxies beyond. My only other request would be to share this message of kindness with others that you meet everyday. I know you will. Many Blessings!