|Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. --Bob Kerrey|
Fluro Zebra (Age 10) Is Making The World Smile--by Fluro Zebra, syndicated from kindnessblog.com, Oct 03, 2014
Kindness is Contagious
by Fluro Zebra (aged-10)
I have recently been working very hard on a special project that I would like to share with you.
I decided that I wanted to make gifts of pet rocks for strangers and to give them to people in the mall. First off, I bought a packet of small rocks. Next, I painted little smiley faces on them. After that, I glued bobbly eyes on the rocks.They looked adorable! Then I found a quote I liked, it said “Kindness is Contagious”.
To add a little ‘Fluro Zebra’ to it, I hand wrote “Infect the World!”
Next, I printed out 20 and laminated them to make it a bit more special. I bought little bags to package the rocks up pretty, and made tags (out of zebra print wrapping paper of course) for a background to the quote.
I also made individual birth certificates and wrote a poem to go with the pet rocks. I stuffed some green stuffing in the bottom of the bags to give soft padding to the pets and I named each of the rocks after some of you, my beautiful followers, because you all inspire me so much.
At the end of doing all the creative work, I packaged them up and made sure they were ready for when I delivered them.
When the morning arrived, I was a bit nervous, but excited! My goal was to put smiles on faces. I went to the mall with my family, and approached two ladies shopping. When I talked to them, I said I had made a gift and asked them if they wanted one. It was quite funny, because they asked me how much for one! I told them they were free, and that I am just trying to bring smiles to the world. So they took one and replied “thank you”. I felt so happy that my first approach went well.
The next person did the same, they thought it was for a donation. So I told them the same, how it is just to bring smiles. From then on, I asked “would you like a FREE gift?” instead of just “a gift”, it worked much better! I also scored a few hugs and happy tears from strangers, which was nice. :)
Once I had given out all the pet rocks to the teens and adults, I had little pom-pom critters to hand out to the younger kids. Everybody left with a big grin on their faces.
I am doing random acts of kindness because I would like to give people a big smile. I want the world to be a calm, peaceful and happy place. I believe that I can make a difference. I think everybody can make a difference. You don’t have to do a big thing like what I have done. Giving a smile to somebody you don’t know, using good manners or opening doors for strangers could make their day, and maybe even make yours too.
Small things like that can make a big impact on someone’s life. At the end of the day, I was hoping to inspire people to do those simple things. Maybe you have inspired someone today; you never know.
So please remember, you can do a really simple thing, and it can turn out to make a BIG difference. Every month I would like to do a random act of kindness, who would like to join me?!
FZ out!! :)
This article originally appeared in Kindness Blog, a sharing media featuring kindness in all its varied forms. This blog publishes images, videos, real-life-stories, personal reflections, quotes and other various media which all have one special thing in common...Kindness. The article is reprinted here with permission.
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