It's Random Acts of Kindness Week. Although it would be great if every day was full of people being kind to one another, sometimes we need a little reminder and a little bit of an organized effort to get us going. And it's so much fun! It doesn't cost any money, just a little bit of time and energy to notice what's going on around you. Write a note, let someone go ahead of you in line, offer to babysit, help a coworker before she asks, clean up your environment, wash the dishes, donate some books to the library, give a smile or a hug or an encouraging word, volunteer for a cause. If you have a little money to spend, make a donation, pay for somebody's lunch or groceries or send an anonymous gift. Just do something nice without expecting anything in return and see how you feel. If you need more ideas, go to www.actsofkindness.org. And spread the word!
Here's the contest part: Write me a comment describing your act of kindness and why you chose to do what you did. If you are too shy to write a comment or you think it's too much like bragging, send me an email instead and no one else will have to see it. :) (On the other hand, if people see it, maybe they will be inspired). I will randomly draw a name out of all submissions (comments and emails) on Sunday, Feb. 15th for a new Unalaska Community Broadcasting sweatshirt. Get out there and make the world a kinder place!