Every year, just before Christmas, a wealthy business man from Pittsburgh gives out $100,000 in $100 bills. He recruits police officers and other community members to help him complete this task. This anonymous business man says, “Kindness is the bridge between all people. Kindness is the one thing that cuts through everything, regardless of your station in life.”
Joe’s Perspective: How cool is it to help someone, particularly someone who genuinely needs it. This is the epitome of a random act of kindness. It produces such joy and gratitude. Most are overwhelmed by this gesture. Others are moved to tears.
This story reminds me how important it is to be kind to others. It’s really not about the money. With every interaction in a day, you have the ability to make someone’s day a little bit better or just a little bit worse. A simple smile, a friendly hello, a please or a thank you, or a simple favor can be the difference maker. I hope we don’t forget.
Your Turn: I’m sure you don’t have $100,000 to give away, but what simple act of kindness can you offer to the world?