It was a sunny day and I was driving to meet a friend. I stopped and waited to make a left turn. I had my turn signal blinking but the boy driving behind me did not notice that I was stopped. Wham, I was hit from behind. My car was thrust forward about 25 feet, my glasses ended up in the back seat, and I was stunned, shaken and not quite sure what had happened. When the kind man walking on the sidewalk heard the crashing he immediately ran through oncoming traffic to my aid reassuring me that I would be alright.
He stayed with me, gently talking to me, helping me to calm down. Not only his kind words but his presence was comforting to me. He appeared out of nowhere at just the right time to be of assistance. When help arrived, just like that he was gone. His act of kindness meant more to me than he may ever know. Although I was not able to repay him I can pay it forward by doing a kind deed for someone else.
Think back to a time when you did a good deed for someone. Did you plan it or was a spontaneous act of kindness? Kindness is truly a win-win-win situation. The person who receives the good deed benefits from your help, you feel good for having helped someone and the world is a better place because of your kindness. Never under estimate the impact of a single good deed. Oh, yes and did I say kindness is contagious. I smile when someone does something kind for me, it makes me feel good. And I see the sparkle in others eyes when I do a good deed for them.
When H.H. Grandmaster Professor Lin Yun Rinpoche was asked what we could do to improve our good luck and create more peace in our world he told us to do one good deed a day for 27 days. Imagine hundreds of thousands of people doing good deeds for others everyday, spreading kindness throughout the land.
The 27 Day Challenge
Are you ready to take on a challenge? I challenge you to do at least one good deed a day for 27 days. The good deeds can be for people you know or for strangers. Even the smallest act of kindness makes a difference. It’s a win-win-win for all of us. You make someone else happy, increase your own good luck and help to create peace in our world. I know this has the power to shift your circumstances. A few 3 Secrets Feng Shui Face book Fans are posting their good deeds on that page (facebook.com/3secretsfengshui) Join us and share your acts of kindness.
- Hold the door open for someone
- Take a neighbor a flower
- Surprise someone by taking them lunch
- Wash a friend’s car
- Help someone put groceries in their car
- Give a compliment
- Buy a cup of coffee for the person behind you in line at the coffee shop
- Stay after work to help a colleague
Those are just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing. I know you will create your own opportunities. Other 27 Day Challengers are noticing that they are looking forward to the next good deed that they can do for someone. See your posts on facebook.com/3secretsfeng shui