Random acts of kindness

  • There’s a charity sew quilting group at The Villages, a retirement community in San Jose. They have lovingly sewn hundreds of quilts for veterans, children and victims of natural disasters. Before COVID, they would meet on Friday mornings to cut, sew and create gorgeous, cozy quilts that would be given away to perfect strangers. But the global pandemic hasn’t stopped this small but mighty group; they keep making quilts and giving them away. Just because.
  • I recently found out that a friend has an anonymous Instagram account where she posts photos of rocks she paints. She paints these rocks for friends, colleagues and strangers. In fact, she was recently recruited to paint dozens of rocks for a young women’s power lunch — just because. She has a full-time job, a busy life but she carves time out for this because it’s important and makes a difference. It’s as simple as tat.
  • Another friend of mine put a basket in front of her house at the beginning of COVID and keeps it supplied with fun goodies — sometimes bubbles or sidewalk chalk, other times stickers or candy. The fun treats are always gone within days or weeks, and she often doesn’t know who took them or why, but she does know that there were likely some smiles of delight at the simple gesture.

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