“Ask and you shall receive.” I feel like that quote sums up a lot of what is wrong with our culture. I grew up living what would be considered a “charmed life” by some, but I will never understand the sense of entitlement that so many people around me carry along with them like a designer bag. Does it make them feel good to act like the are above someone? Honestly, I’m glad that I don’t understand.
And then there is the “non-traditional” type of entitlement. Those that aren’t entitled by having wealthy, connected parents, so they feel as though they are entitled to have nice things handed to them by others since they are so “disadvantaged.” They deserve your donation more than one of their wealthy friends, and they’ll give you fifteen reasons why! If you don’t know the type, consider yourself lucky. It’s fundraising season, and my timeline is full of them.
And then there are the people who don’t ask for anything. Who kind of just go along happy and content with what they have. They’re not entitled or aggressive, they’re just positive and move along about their business. These are my favorite type of people! Do you know what I like to do for nice people? RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS!
I love Random Acts of Kindness. They make me ridiculously happy. I try to do a decent one at least once a week. (And aside from this blog post, I never talk about them.) So on this Monday, that is more than likely a blah one, I challenge you to do a Random Act of Kindness for someone in your life this week!
In case you need a few suggestions, here ya go:
- Donate to an active sister’s fundraising campaign
- Surprise a birthday girl or boy with a big balloon
- Send a piece of snail mail to someone in your life
- Give a $5 gift card for a local coffee shop to someone that you know has an exam coming up
- Leave a big tip when you’re at dinner
What are your favorite Random Acts of Kindness? I hope your Monday is being kind to you!