Thursday, July 22, 2010
Be Kind & Pass it On with FREE Kindness Cards!
Do you want to inspire others to be kind, compassionate and loving to one another… at home, at work, and in every interaction throughout the day by practicing intentional acts of kindess?! GiftofKindness.com provides tools that encourage kindness as a way of life rather than just the occasional random act. In addition to free downloadable kindness posters, inspirational newsletters, and kindness gear, GiftofKindness.com provides FREE kindness cards to share within your school, workplace, and community. If you are interested in receiving a few kindness cards at no charge, then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and mailing address.
Keep in mind that the purpose of the card is not to elicit a reward or response but rather to be used in times of autonomy where the recipient can appreciate the act. The card draws emphasis to the actual Gift of Kindness provided and hopefully prompts the recipient to “pass it on” by way of providing a kind act to another. Here’s an example taken directly from GiftofKindness.com…
You pull into a drive-thru and pay for your order. Instead of just taking your food and pulling off, give the Gift of Kindness and pay for the person behind. Sure it may cost you $5 but the simple act will have a profound impact on that person and in your own life. It’s easy, you tell the cashier you want to pay for that person behind you too. You then hand the cashier a KINDNESS CARD and ask that they give the card to the person when they pull through to pay. This lets the recipient know and become aware of the initiative as the card explains it. Later in the day or week, this person will look at the card and it will remind them that they were the recipient of a the Gift of Kindness. The card serves as a reminder and a vehicle to be contagious and spread positive energy.
Have you witnessed any random acts of kindness recently? If so, let us know in the comments below